IS it possible to burn the dryer up if the lint catcher is full to the brim? I asked this cause that exactly what my wife did. Is there a overload reset switch somewhere or am I pretty much in the muck?
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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Stopped heating up
Dryers have a thermal cut-out (TCO) that can trip in an overheat condition. Yes, it is possible to restrict air flow from clogged lint and cause this overheat condition. The TCO acts as a fuse and cannot be reset. If defective, it must be replaced. Here is a link that also explains other causes of dryer heat related failures:
Now...normally if there is heating circuit failure, such as the TCO or heating element, the dryer drum will still rotate. The dryer just does not heat. If this is not your symptom, you may have another cause to your failure. This next link, provides more detailed symptom elaboration:
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It is likely that a tissue or paper product was included with the wash load. The series 70 does not have a lint trap. At the hose connection to the house drain lint has been known to build up restricting the emptying. This buildup would not introduce lint into the washer.
If the water temperature is very very cold and you use powder detergent it will not dissolve completely into the water and will leave a white residue on the fabrics.
Try running a short load in the washer allowing for ample water to rinse out the machine before the next wash load.
There is no trap per say. The lint catcher is self cleaning when the water is pumped out. It sounds like you are overloading it and the clothes are hitting the agitator. Operation should be agitation by water movement not beat by the plastic fins, run a wash cycle hot water no clothes to flush things out and try smaller loads. Eric
We had the same problem and I pulled the unit out and discovered the dryer lint vent pipe was kinked inside the wall and full of water. It took be a full day of work but I ran a new vent pipe up into the attic and up to a static vent and now the dryer works great.
We had a service guy from Sears come out and he tested the heater strips and said they were fine and suggested I work on clearning the lint vent pipe
Be sure to use higher water level on machine, don't overload machine Seperate lint givers from lint attractors. There is a lint catcher mounted on the bottom of the spin basket but it is self cleaning.
yes it has a lint trapped ..its on the bottom of wash basket,,its part of the wash basket..when the unit washes it traps the lint when the unit goes in to spin it shoots it down the drain,,i dont advice taking that out unless your a tech..now what you can do is fill unit with hot water and about a pint of bleach and let that do the work its also good for pipes,,this technic should have been a process 1 amonth ..
Check the lint catcher. Efven though you may have taken out lint it could still be clogged. Take it out and run under water. If water starts to collect then you have an invisble layer that comes from fabric softner. You just need to clean it out with warm water and soap. The only other thing it could be is lint has collected on the vent leading outside from your hose. Just simply remove it and you should be ok. I've had simliar problems with both scenerios.