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On/off switch only works when you hold it in, also has no heat

Sears Kenmore model #110
Is there a built in safety feature that doesn't provide heat if the on/off switch is bad?

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There is a control board in next to the timer that is causing your problem you have to replace it!

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Hi Ginko. I have a Kenmore dryer model 11086810100 that has some wires removed from inside. The only HOT I can find is the red wire. I have 2 wires that have femals push-on crimped terminals, but I have no...


Hi Robert.

Thanks for the pics. I operate in UK and color codes here are different.
From what I can see the wiring in your picture does not match the US standard either.
The thermal fuse for example should have two blue terminals, not red and blue. The thermal fuse wires goes on one side to start, and on the other to the drive motor through the broken belt switch (if present).
The wiring at the blower must be revised and done again.

Here a service manual covering Kenmore 70 series dryers.
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/attachments/sears-kenmore/3298d1196129125-kenmore-dryer-model-110-86870100-wont-heat-ldrwp-checkpoints.jpg
There is a wiring diagram at page 25.

Here a picture showing correct wiring: http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/attachments/sears-kenmore/3298d1196129125-kenmore-dryer-model-110-86870100-wont-heat-ldrwp-checkpoints.jpg

See also the pictures in this blog:
http://www.satfix.net/showthread.php?931-How-Dryers-work.-Whirlpool-Inglis-Kitchen-Aid-Kenmore-Admiral-Roper


About the red and yellow cable, the only red yellow wire in the diagram operates the switch for the guard function. The wire becomes hot and powers the motor when the guard switch is closed.

Parts (including wiring harness and terminals) are available here:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11086810100/0582/0151200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=11086810100

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Hello,

Check the vent on the back. This is indicating a air flow issue. If the vent is clear ohm the heater out check it for continuity.


You can watch a video that explains how to complete this repair on your sears Kenmore Elite clothes dryer at the link below.

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Our dryer was running fine and now it wont turn on.


It could be the timer or a safety switch that keeps it from over heating.Sears used to sell a home owner repair manual.You can call Sears Parts Central or go to the web site and give them the model number and see if they have the manual. It is a pretty good easy to follow manual with a good trouble shooting section.

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I have a Sears Kenmore Model 65862 that now does not heat. Worked yesterday but not today.


Looking for the two circuit breakers or fuses since this is a 220 dryer that would need two 110 inputs.

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No heat


Check the resistance of the heating element (8 to 14 ohms). If ok, then check continuity of the overload devices attached to the heat element duct. If either one or both are open then replace ($14 for both). Dryer should heat.

If heat element is faulty, the part can be purchased at Sears/Kenmore Parts Center and swapped out ($45.00).

Provide your dryer model number and ask for the needed parts.

Unplug your dryer first before attempting any service work. Safety first and always!

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Nothing you did wrong! Probably needs a new heating element. Prices vary by model. Call Sears/Kenmore parts center nearest you. Tell 'em you need a heat element for your dryer. Be sure to provide your dryer's model number.

Unplug your appliance first before attempting repairs! Safety first and always!

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Dryer runs but doesn't heat up when sttings call for heat.


You may need to do some troubleshooting. This can be done with the machine unplugged - you may have to activate the start switch, belt switch (if it has one) and the motor centrifugal switch manually.
Tip for troubleshooting 220v systems - clip one lead of a ohm meter to either L1 or L2 on the terminal block. It doesn't matter which one. According to the tech sheet (under console) follow the path for current from your clipped terminal, through the heating element, to the opposite terminal. All the readings should be less than 100 ohms, until you reach the failed part. Confirm failure by disconnecting a lead from the suspected part, and test only that part.

Live troubleshooting is sometimes slightly easier, but much more dangerous than the procedure described above. - It is definitely not recommended for beginners, or for professionals, if it can be avoided.

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