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Kenmore Dryer Model 66801692

Kenmore Dryer #66801692 is at least 15 years old. Right before it quit working, it smelled like something was burning. Dryer was immediately shut off. Lint screen checked and dryer was restarted but would only run for 10 seconds. I tried to start dryer next day and it sounded like motor was making a humming noise when start button pushed. I did this a couple of times then it sounded like internal breaker shut unit off. I waited 10 minutes, pushed button and now dryer is working normally, however, dryer does not seem to dry as quickly. Is this worth a service call due to it's age? Thank you.

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When I pull start button at lessdry or more dry or any minute I can pull it but dryer do not start at all.

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At leas 15 yrs old??? think it's done its time, its a great machine andwould reccomend replacing with a whirlpool/kenmore unit again.no tworth servicing in my opinion, average call here in new york 150-225, anbd those are for simple issues. id rather put money into new unit! bit be sure to check your venting id say 85% of dryers taking too long to dry are vent related issues

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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