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Mr Kolb, I have a Kenmore, series 70 gas dryer that is no longer heating. My wife was drying a load of clothes and it stopped heating mid-dry and continued running several hours until we noticed. I

Load of clothes stopped drying mid cycle. Replaced solenoid valves with no luck. Ignitor or flame detection?

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    jerry_vogel Dec 01, 2012

    Kenmore series 70; model #78702895

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What is the model number of the unit?

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

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Unplug and turn off the gas feed. The fuse is located in the back of the series 70 attached to the lint housing near the bottom. About 1-1/2 inches long. Easy to remove, only two contact wire attachments. Note which wire goes where. Under $10.00 at an appliance parts store. Start with this fix.

If still no heat take out the ignitor assembly, located in the front, lower left. It is attached to the base of the dryer by 3 screws, the gas feed and two electrical wires with removable metal attachments (note which attachment goes where). The entire assembly will come out and the ingitor is attached to the front end. I took mine to the appliance parts store and it tested OK so it was the fuse. The owner helped me locate the fuse and suggested I try this first. The ignitor coil is about $25.00.

Both of these were easy enough for a novice (like me) to do. It saved a lot of money.

While the dryer was open I vacuumed out all the dust and lint and checked the integrity of the belt.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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This can obviously be several things, but I would first check the small safety thermostat. On the gas models, there is a small pin sticking out of it which can be pushed back in to reset it. It is located on the heater housing and is only about the size of a dime, with two wires on it. This will trip out easily if your vent was not clean, or is long or restricted in some ways (like using flex ducting)
If you need more help getting to it, let me know and I'll give you more instructions.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series

hello,

i have a kenmore series 70's gas dryer that will not heat up when it is turned on and i am now smelling gas when i do try to dry my clothing. it was working yesterday but now this is happening? please help.

thank you,

tina

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series Dryer Model# 110.64742400

check the thermal fuse if it is blown also change the high limit thermal cut-off fuse www.repairclinic.com shows your parts. go there and enter model number. Also check the heat element. to get into it remove the lint filter and the two screws you'll see there then pry the top up at the front corners. And through the back you should find the heat element and blower housing and thermal fuse and high limit fuse and cycling thermostat.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series

The most likely cause is a bad ignitor part number 279311. It has to glow to open the valve and ignite the gas. You should hear a loud click when you first start the dryer. That tells us there is voltage to the gas valve.

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