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Kenmore 80 series quit heating after burning smell..

Our dryer seemed to be broken for a couple years. We got a new used one. Then IT stopped working. We pulled our old one back out [kenmore 80 series electric]. The door switch had gone bad, we replaced it and it worked again. YAY!The first load I did, I noticed a strong burning [like wires burning up] smell. My husband said ''it should be nothing''. Well, the heat WAS working until after the the burning smell, when the load stopped, I check them and they were a little warm but still wet. After I restarted it I noticed no heat was being produced. It is set on heat dry and timed so heat should be there. Please help. I'm tired of my laundry taking 3 days to dry!

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  • Raven Horn Dec 27, 2008

    The exact piece you said fixed our problem! Thank you so very much for your advice. It was fairly easy to install & inexpensive too. Just glad our dryer is finally working properly. High five!

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Any kind of lint or cobwebs on the element would cause a hot spot and fry the element or pop the limit that is mounted on top of the chamber. What your hubby soulda done is take the machine down and vacuum it out after sitting up so long. The fuse is not blown because it still runs so it must be the small guy pictured. It mount up top of the heat element chamber.Kenmore 80 series quit heating after burning smell - ff8b5e7.jpg

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