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Won't start after flood

Our basement flooded for the first time ever (8 inches of water). In less than a day we drained the water. Our Kenmore gas dryer (model 79831) is not going on when the knob is pushed. Will it go on when it thoroughly drys? What can I do?

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Re: Won't start after flood

First I would remove motor and put it in an oven for a few hrs at min temperature like 200 degrees then I would remove motor centricical switch and push in the actuator tab a few times, then put it back in. Use a cheater cord plugged into pins 4&5 and see if the motor runs, it should.

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Neptune mce8000ay

probably threw a breaker wich is a very good thing dry up water and make sure dryer unit is not wet any where unde it or maybe from some condesation depending on where you live could be more or less however it may be the water some how caused the problem??thats all i have with the info you have given sorry but hope it helps

Oct 07, 2013 | Dryers

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Had a flooded basement a few inches and now my gas dryer will not turn on. I hold the button and it sounds like it wants to start but will not stay on.


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Sep 06, 2011 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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I have a kenmore elite model 110-76942501 Does not start after flooding in basement

almost every dryer i've seen that was under water needed the motor replaced,check with a meter to see if power is going to motor,if it is then you know it's the motor,and i'd bet 95 percent of the time it will be the motor

Jul 27, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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I have a Kenmore 600 electric dryer. The basement flooded and the dryer was in approximately 6 inches of water. I've removed all the water from the cabinet and let it sit for 2 days to completely dry out....

Sorry to say but water ruined the motor. You can test it again by pushing the start button and at the same time spin the motor. If the motor starts that will tell you the start windings in the motor are bad. The motor would have to be replaced.

Mar 20, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Flooded and not heating now

There is no pilot light. You probably got water into gas jets, also all electronics to ignitor need to be dryed. Also blow out all gas parts. If dryer was plugged in at time of flood you could have shorted one of the thermal switches behind back cover. Check all of this I wrote.

Aug 17, 2009 | Hotpoint NVL333GY Gas Dryer

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Dryer wet due to flooded basement

if it was p[lugged in you might have to replace the circuit board,, they can conduit electricity from one circuit to the other in water

Apr 30, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Dryer won't run.

First, there is an excellent chance you have some kind of flood damage insurance.  It may pay for part of the repair.  You did not tell us what is not working but I'll guess it is the motor.  On many models, there is a switch on the motor which will not allow the elements to heat unless the motor is powered and running.

Dec 19, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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My GE dryer will not heat up after flood damage

Hello chucky40,
There is a good chance that your gas valve has been damaged by the water. Can you tell if after you try starting it if the igniter comes on and/or you have gas flow to the burner? Those are the prime suspects ( albeit not the only ones) but you will need to verify these basic functions before others can be examined..
Keep me posted and I'll try to help you get thru this..

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