Kenmore dryer 70 series will not start after spark
I was replacing the belt which had broken and upon belt replacement I plugged the machine in to check operational status and everything was fine. I then forgot to unplug the unit and began placing the covers back on. When I was placing the exhaust cover back on, I saw a spark and I quickly unplugged the unit. Now the unit will not start.
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Is the motor pulley rotating? if it is , how tight is the belt, is the motor pulley turning and the belt slipping? Is the motor weak perhaps, if it is not turning, or has lost power it may need replacing. if it does rotate and the belt is slipping replace the belt and possibly the pulley if you have that option.
i think you will find the belt at the bottom has broken or come of here are the directions to replaced / re fit it
best of luck
Unplug the power cord of the Kenmore 70 series washer from
the electrical outlet before attempting to replace the drive belt.
Remove the end caps from the control console by pushing in on the center
of the caps with your thumbs and pulling the caps forward.
Unfasten the screws on the front of the control console with a
screwdriver and set the screws aside. Flip the control console back so
it is resting against the rear hinges.
Locate the two-pronged electrical plug on the top of the
washer near the back and unfasten it by pulling the plug straight up by
hand. Remove the metal clips on the top of the washer, prying them up
with a screwdriver and setting them out of the way.
Lift the washer cabinet off the base and set it aside. Locate
the motor at the base of the cabinet near the front and unhook the
springs from the motor carriage with a pair of pliers.
Unbolt the motor from the motor carriage, using a socket
wrench to unfasten the bolts. Unplug the electrical wiring harness from
the motor by hand.
Lift the motor off the motor carriage and take the drive belt
off the motor and transmission pulleys, discarding the belt. Place the
new drive belt around the transmission and motor pulleys.
Plug the electrical wiring harness into the motor by hand and
secure the motor to the motor carriage with the bolts. Attach the
springs to the motor carriage by hand.
Place the washer cabinet back over the base and secure it
with the metal clips on the top lid. Connect the two-pronged electrical
plug to the top lid of the washer by hand.
Flip the control console back down over the washer lid and
secure the console with screws in the front. Place the caps back over
the ends of the control console by hand.
Plug the Kenmore 70 series washer into the electricity supply and test wash.
it is not that hard to replace the belt if you have the front panel off of the dryer. place the idler pulley in the holes located below the motor pulley put the belt around the drum pull the idler back and the belt loops around the idler and onto the motor pulley
You most likely have a broken coupler between the motor and gearcase.
You can buy the part for about $10 or have someone come out and replace it for about $150-200.
If you will post the complete model number from the the washer so I can see which style cabinet you have, I will try to walk you through the repair. It isn't very complicated if you are handy with home repairs.
With the age of the machine it probably just needs a coupler, but it could also have a problem in the transmission or basket drive that has caused the failure.