Question about Kenmore 64892 Electric Dryer
If i could afford one id buy a new one but i cant so now i try to fix it.. its a kenmore 80 series dryer it just qhuit one day now it wont start i checked the plug and the breaker doesnt trip so i pulled the back panel off there doesnt seem to be anything wrong no burnt wires or electronics all the wires apear connected well im not sure what else to do any ideas? preferablly quick cause im running out of clean clothes and hanging my underwear on all the cabinet doors to dry kinda sucks hahahaha
Common failure of these dryers is the door switch. The switch is located at the top right where the door comes in contact with the tab,
A simple test is to verify that the light is on and goes out when the switch tab is depressed.
If not replace the switch.
Hope this helps?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Look for a bad thermal fuse pix below.Straight wire to test it.Replace if the dryer turns on. 2nd. Test the door switch.
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Posted on Jul 09, 2008
you did not say how old? but I find that all it takes is one wire to get old, and starts to heat up because electric cant flow through it, then it gets worse and worse fast, then heats up the whole block, till the whole thing gets melted...bad thing is its happens slow enough that the standard 30 amp breaker won't trip during this slow melt down!
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
check the thermal fuse if it is blown also change the high limit thermal cut-off fuse www.repairclinic.com shows your parts. go there and enter model number. Also check the heat element. to get into it remove the lint filter and the two screws you'll see there then pry the top up at the front corners. And through the back you should find the heat element and blower housing and thermal fuse and high limit fuse and cycling thermostat.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Easy fix. I had the same problem on mine. You need access to the back. Remove back cover. Look at bottom left, you will see two blue wires going to a white plastic item next to one of the thermal sensors. This white plastic piece is a fuse, or fusible link if you like. I'm not sure what the rating is, but you can take the old one to a parts store. They can match it. Now, why did it blow? Well, if the dryer is old, it could be just worn out. But more than likely, one of your 230 volt lines has degraded due to a bad connection, thus drawing more amps, thus blowing the fuse. Look at where the power cord comes in at. Is there any discoloration or oxidation at the terminals? If so, replace the power cord at this time, and try to clean up the terminals as best you can. Also, at this time, you probably better take a look at the lint collector duct running along the left side down the back. It's probably so clogged with lint that your dryer does't dry as fast anymore, and air flow from the exhaust is restricted. Take the duct off and clean it out, or blow it out with compressed air. You should be up and running now. Have fun...
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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