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No heat from my Kenmore 80 Series dryer MODEL/STOCK NO. 66812691

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I looked up your model. You can view parts HERE.
To get to the heater element you remove the back cover. It is located on the right and is held onto the heater housing by 2 screws. On the heater housing is also the safety limits. If either of them is tripped their will be no heat. If the heater element is fine and you do have a tripped limit I suggest you take steps to remedy any air flow problems you may have. I recently worked on a dryer just like yours with a heat problem and I made a video. I have several on youtube on my channel. Here is my home movie:



More repair info is on my blog

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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SOURCE: Kenmore series 80 Gas Dryer: No heat

ck the thermo fuse then ck the gas valve for power and the igniter to see if its broken probley igniter if you dont see a glow comeing from it

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer starts with heat but very short time

Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You're dryer needs a gas valve coil kit. To replace coils just remove front of dryer body and look below drum you will see the gas valve. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore 80 series gas dryer w/ no heat

Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You're dryer needs a thermal fuse and or gas valve coils, and maybe an igniter all three are very simple and affordable to replace. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Now, if this don't solve the problem you will need a gas valve coil kit. To replace coils just remove front of dryer body and look below drum you will see the gas valve. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new, if it doesn't then you will need to check the igniter. The igniter is attached to the end of the burner assymbly by one screw and a simple two wire plug. Inspect for breakage, and replace if needed. Happy to help, Tim.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore series 80 dryer not heating

UNPLUG REMOVE THE BACK,YOU WILL SEE THE HEATER BOX TO YOUR LEFT,THERE IS A SMALL FUSE ON THE LEFT SIDE TOP,CHECK THAT IF YOU HAVE A METER,ON THE BOTTOM HALF OF BOX IS THE HEATING COIL,REMOVE THE 2 BOTTOM WITES AND CHECK THAT WITH YOUR METER,IF YOU DON'T HAVE A METER REMOVE THE 2 SCREWS ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE HEATING COIL AND REMOVE THE COIL,LOOK TO SEE IF ANY OF THE WIRES ARE BROKEN,IF IT WAS THE FUSE THAT'S BAD THERE MUST BE A REASON IT POPED,MAKE SURE YOUR WALL EXHAUST VENT IS CLEAR,ALSO IF YOU CHANGE THE FUSE CHANCE THE HIGH TEMP THERMOSTAT LOCATED ON THE LEFT SIDE BOTTOM,YOUR MODEL NUMBER IS INSIDE THE DRYER DOOR-MIKE

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: 80 series kenmore electric dryer runs but no heat

This could be the heating element or several other parts more likely the thermal fuse. There is a video on troubleshooting a similar model at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru troubleshooting your problem.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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