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Kenmore dryer, model 97580100, gas, not heating or turning off at end of cycle.

It runs fine but just stopped heating, the timer has gone out too. The knob will count down the minutes but it will never shut off.

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hotuna
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SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer won't stop running / no heat! 110.62512101

Without anymore info. is sounds like the timer motor on the setting controller (the main knob) is bad. The entire timer/control part is usually pricey but if its made to where you can just change the timer motor that will be less. If possible check the timer motor with a meter for continuity to be sure. the parts supplier will usually help you with this, if they are worth a shit.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

Jimster
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SOURCE: Timer on dryer counting down too fast

Now that there is a good one. Everything you are saying leads to a control board failure. Did you replace the board yourself, or have someone else do it? I have before gotten a new control board of the shelf, and it be as bad as the one I was replacing. Just a thought. Let me look around and see if I can find some other information, just really sounds like a bad part.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

kachbibi1
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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer - no heat and timer doesn't stop

First turn off both breakers then back on. Next, check the wiring from the receptacle to the plug to the back of the dryer. Next, the thermal switch under the top of the dryer next to or near the drum may be bad. Bypass it and see if you get heat. If so, then replace it for about $20. Your heating element may be bad also. You can visually check it and see if it is burned in 2. Now your timer is probably bad. They are easy to replace and fairly inexpensive.
I guess after looking at all this, you need to decide if it is all worth it to fix it. If it is more than 10-12 years old, you may be seeing the beginning of the end. If the thermal switch, the element, the timer are all bad, you may want to make room at the curve and take the door off for safety. Dryers aren't that expensive especially when you consider the hassle. Good luck and let me know how and what you do.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

aasc
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SOURCE: Gas dryer not maintaining heat. 70 Series Kenmore/Whirlpool 76722

Fuse is ok . Problem is the soils on the burner valve . If the dryer heats when started , the electricity goes thru the coils to open the valve . Once the coils get warm , 1 will open (short) until it cools back down . The coils can be replaced just by removing the front panel . Only 2 screws hold the coils in place . No turning off gas , dissasembling dryer .

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

canbruce75
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SOURCE: Kenmore Gas Dryer Gets Hot, Shuts Off Early in Cycle

Sounds like a faulty high limit or cycling thermostat. The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a certain temp. It should be mounted on the exhause duct inside the back of the dryer. It should look something like the one in the picture:


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Hope this helped and best wishes.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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