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Does not work at all

Light inside dryer out,breaker not thrown,240 outlet ok,no clogged vent,just stopped in middle of cycle,no noise, etc when stopped working,6 years old, no visible signs of a problem,used daily, but never any problems

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The maytag dryer has a main power board that controls every thing from the light to the heat time. You can change this board but probably it is best a get a new dryer. The board is very expensive because it is the brains of the machine. A technician will tell you to change the board but with the parts and labor it will be costly and who knows if something else will happen. You cannot tell unless this board is changed if there is.any thing else wrong because you need it before the unit will even turn on. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • Frank Russo Nov 23, 2008

    Pleas do not take this unit apart unless it is unplugged. Electricity kills.



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An expensive fix? Time to buy a new dryer?

Depends on what the problem is.
Is it electric or gas?
Is it getting power to the control panel? Check circuit breaker.
Does it start after cooling down? Clogged vent hose.
Is the start switch or door closed switch damaged?
Can you turn the drum by hand? If not bearings, glide pad or motor.
With the controls set to run, turn the drum while depressing the door closed button and see if starts. Start capacitor bad.
Thermal switch bad? Check with ohm meter.

Normally in the middle of a cycle I would pick Clogged vent or circuit breaker. Both cheap do it yourself repairs.

Jul 16, 2015 | Dryers

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Where is the cycling thermostat located?

may not be the cycling thermostat, check ur heating element, and the hi-lo limit thermostat, and make sure u have full 240 at the outlet bcuz if u have only 120 and not 240 u have enough to run motor but not the heater thus no heat? something may have tripped ur breaker. u will need to test with multi meter

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I have a kenmore dryer 80 series it only makes a lite sound when I push the start button. I won't come on. The power is good.

The Kenmore 80 Series of dryers are consumer grade dryers for home use. As with most home appliances, the Kenmore 80 series dryers will occasionally not work as intended. If a problem occurs with your dryer, however, you do not necessarily need it serviced by a technician. You can attempt to troubleshoot and fix any problems with your dryer before contacting a technician.

  1. Kenmore 80 Series dryers may not run for several reasons. First, make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. You may need to plug a different device into the outlet to check that it is receiving power. If the second device does not run on the power outlet, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Check your fuse box or circuit breaker box and make the change as needed.
    Next, make sure that the dryer door is fully shut. The dryer will not run with the door ajar.
    Finally, check that the "Start" button was fully pressed and that a cycle was chosen on the machine. If you do not choose a cycle for the dryer, it will not run.
  2. If your Kenmore 80 Series dryer does not heat up during use, check that a heat cycle has been chosen for the load. There are several different dryer cycles you can choose, some of which do not use heat. Make sure that you have chosen a heated cycle.
    As above, check that you have not blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. The dryer may use more than one fuse or breaker: one is used to power the drum, and the other for the heating element. Make sure that both fuses or breakers are in working order.
  3. There may be times when Kenmore Series 80 dryers do not fully dry your clothes. When this occurs, check the lint screen and clear out any lint. The air may not flow as well if the lint screen is clogged.
    Next, check to see if the exhaust vent is clogged. Lint and other particles may clog the exhaust vent over time, restricting air flow and making it more difficult to dry your clothes. To check the vent, run the dryer and hold your hand under the vent. If you do not feel any air flow, clean or replace the vent.
    If you used cold water to rinse the clothes it may take longer than normal to dry. The same is true if the load of laundry is very wet or is filled with items that are very absorbent.
    Finally, check the load size. The more clothes in the load the longer it will take to dry. If you want to reduce drying time, separate the clothes into piles of light and heavy items and dry them separately.
  4. please comment on these solution by saying how helpful.

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My dryer we've had for about two months won't dry clothes. it heats up, but they are still wet four cycles later

I was thinking you have a bad circuit breaker. This dryer runs on a 2 pole 30 amp 240 volt breaker. The motor runs on one side of the breaker on 120vac. The heater has to have 240 volts to work correct. When that breaker is on the way out it will take a new dryer 3 or four times as long to dry the clothes. themobilian_294.jpg
If you are cleaning the lint filter out and don't have a clogged vent pipe themobilian_295.jpgthen in my opinion you have a bad circuit breaker. Seen it.

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Nov 27, 2010 | Amana NDE2335AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer will not get as hot as it used to. it recently went through a move from washington to texas.....and i had to change the plug from a 4 lead to a 3 lead to fit the outlet. I need t to get hot again!!

Make sure you made the right connections and that you put the white wire back on in the middle. If that all ok, then check your breaker box. A dryer will run on 120, but it wont heat without the full 240 volts. If your getting heat then check the exhaust, "the vent going outside". If its clogged that's your problem...good luck.

Nov 17, 2009 | Estate EED4300TQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer won't come on. it is plugged in and the outlet and breaker checked out ok.

are you getting voltage when you say you checked outlet? is it a gas or electric dryer? should have 220 or so at dryer for electric and 120 for gas. if voltage ok, trace it through to fuse most likely. no light in dryer means no voltage...

May 24, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer spins but will not heat . Electric dryer, whirlpool. Model leq9508pwo serial #ms4347944

Ok this can be 1 of 4 problems:

1. your breaker is connected to the only one side of the panel
2. your breaker s fried and needs replaced.
(both of these can be elliminated by using an electrical tester on the outlet)(240 Volt)
3. you temperature thermostat if bad
4. your heating element is bad.
Or if the dryer heats a little then stops heating your vent hose may be kinked or plugged.

May 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Kenmore dryer 80 series

bbrhoades the first thing I always tell people with dryers to to 1st turn the breaker off and then back on. The reason is that only the heating element uses 240 volts, the motor is 120 volts. If this doesn't resolve the issue, then inspect the heater element for breakage. Hope this helps.

Feb 03, 2008 | Amana NDE2335AY Electric Dryer

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Won't turn on

First check voltage and breaker,(this is a big one)
next, if you have power to the appliance (120 gas dryer or 240 electric) then the door switch is probaly broken.

lastly, perhaps a thermal fuse located on blower vent. goodluck

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