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If the dryer does not run it could be a number of things including: timer, start switch, door switch, thermal fuse, high limit thermostat, cycling thermostat, timer motor, cord. or dryer motor.

The start switch, door switch, thermal fuse, high limit thrmosta and cycling thermostat are most common and can all be checked for continuity with a ohm meter. (they should have continuity if not that parts is the problem)

If you have the knowledge to read wiring diagrams you can find the 2 leads from the timer that supply the power out of the timer remove the wires and set the timer to the timed cycle and you should have continuity through those 2 wires if not suspect the timer.

If you hear a loud buzzing or if you have to "help" the drum start to turn it could indicate a bad motor.


go here for parts breakdown to refer to;
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=502871

go here for repair manual
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/WHIRLPOOL-Dryer-manual-for-Frigidairl-gas-and-electric-dryers-item-number-AP3873780.aspx

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SOURCE: kenmore electric dryer keeps blowing circuit breaker

either the heating element has sagged when it gets hot and is now shorting out to the dryer heater case,or possibly a defective drum motors bearings getting tigt or the motor windings are shorting out and drawing excessive current,or even possibly a wire vibrating during operation and shorting out at a wear spot on the insulation,but most likely if it shorts out at a preset time after start it would be one of the first two problems listed above,

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Kenmore electric dryer keeps blowing circuit breaker


either the heating element has sagged when it gets hot and is now shorting out to the dryer heater case,or possibly a defective drum motors bearings getting tigt or the motor windings are shorting out and drawing excessive current,or even possibly a wire vibrating during operation and shorting out at a wear spot on the insulation,but most likely if it shorts out at a preset time after start it would be one of the first two problems listed above,

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Electric dryers require the use of a 220 volt line. The dryer heating elements run off of 220 volts. An excessive draw of electricity, or a short in the wiring can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. This happens to protect sensitive components from damage, and to help prevent fires. Every other dryer component operates off of 110 volts, the timer, motor, etc. Usually when a fuse blows or a circuit trips, it's because there's to much draw on the power line.
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