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The motor is on a spring loaded pivot. DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICITY. Remove the spring from the motor. MAKE A DRAWING OF THE BELT PATH. Simply open the wiring port and remove the wires. Make sure you connect the wires to the same marked terminals on the new motor. Also, make sure the new motor is set up for the correct voltage.
One possibility: Air flow! Make sure that the lint trap is cleaned before each cycle. You likely need to thoroughly clean out the vent piping out the back of the machine- a buildup of lint in here can also restrict airflow.
This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation. To enable the Control Locked feature: Press and hold AUTO DRY LEVEL for 3 seconds. Control Locked glows and a single beep tone is heard. To unlock, press and hold AUTO DRY LEVEL for 3 seconds. The indicator light turns off.
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.
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.
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.
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
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The Dryness Level allows adjustment of how damp or dry the clothes are at the end of the cycle.
Make sure the correct Cycle has been selected for the type of fabric being dried.
If the correct cycle is selected and the clothes are still coming out too damp, use the Auto Dry Level button (Kenmore) or Dryness Level button to increase the Dryness level.
If the highest Dryness Level setting was selected and the clothes are still damp, the Customer Focused Drying Mode settings that are built into the machine can be adjusted.
Dryers come from the factory set to Drying Mode 1 (default). Drying Modes 2 and 3, include additional drying time. Note: This change will affect ALL Auto Dry cycles.
Machine MUST be in Standby mode before beginning. (Standby mode = Plugged in, Power off)
To select drying modes, momentarily press the Auto Dry Level button (Kenmore) or Dryness Level button (Whirlpool) again. The dryer will beep, and the display will flash and show the next drying mode number.
With the door open and the display flashing the desired drying mode number, press the Start button to save the drying mode and exit diagnostics.
Press the Pause/Cancel key at any time to cancel changes and exit from this mode.