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Kenmore 80's series dryer

My kenmore 80's series dryer is not producing ANY heat and it takes 2-3 cycles to dry clothes, help!

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  • hbt12 Nov 04, 2008

    replaced the heating element and still no heat!

    Everything else seems to be working fine.

  • britanymae Jan 27, 2009

    On my Kenmore 80 series, I replaced the heater element in Oct. 08', but the clothes still takes two or three times to dry. I put a new venting on the back, but the lent trap doesn't seem too build up as bad, like it did when it was new, and the vent exhaust comes out, but not real hot outside.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    my Kenmore dryer is no producing any heat, it spin but just no heat.

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HI thanks for the question. you said it took 3 or 4 hrs to dry a load. check the venting its cheap . clean all venting. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

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Dryers could not be simpler devices. I assume that since all you mention is that the dryer is not heating, everything else on the dryer is working as normal. ie. You could put in wet clothes, set the timer start the dryer and the drum starts turning and air comes out of the exhaust. It just happens not to be hot. I am also assuming that you know how to use the drier and that it is not set on tumble (no heat).

If that is the case, the heating element is almost certainly burned out. Basically this is the part of the dryer that glows red (just like an electric stove) when electricity passes through it. Unplug the dryer and see how it can be taken apart. Many open from the top or the back. They are all slightly different. The heating element will be located near the blower fan typically at the bottom of the dryer. Figure out how to get at this, pull the old element out and then replace it with your new one. There will be two electrical connections. You may even see where the element just slides into position by the blower and can be removed with a couple of screws.

You should only need a screw driver to do all of this.

Plug the dryer in and enjoy the warmth.

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