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Kenmore 80 Series dryer won't start.

When the start button is pushed, the dryer makes a humming noise which is normally accompanied by the dryer starting up. Now, it doesn't start. The noise stops when the button is released. Occasionally, the dryer will still start up. The sound made me think it was a belt problem. In opening up the back, I found several loose ball bearings at the base of the exhaust fan which made me think it may be more than the belt. It is possible the past owners ran these ball bearings through the dryer - I also found several bobby pins, a few nailes, etc.
Anyway, I read the detailed instructions given by SolutionGuy here:
and was so impressed I felt I needed to post my problem.

Electric Dryer:
Model 110
Type 180-00
Serial #MH4716973


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  • noahgardner Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks! (especially for the no ball bearings on the roller info)

    Shortly after I posted I opened up more thoroughly and found that my dryer in fact does not have a belt at all, but a roller system. I cleaned thoroughly and found an old utility knife blade was jammed in at the edge of the drum. So far, it appears to have fixed the problem. I guess the moral of the story is that it's not a good idea to run tools through the dryer!

    It was an intermittent problem though, so I guess if it happens again I'll be looking for a new motor...

  • noahgardner Apr 14, 2009

    My mistake. There is a very narrow belt around the centre of the drum. There is also a groove at the back of the drum where I expected there might be a belt, but there is not. It appears the groove is for the roller(s) to fit into. However, I did not open the dryer completely or remove the drum. I haven't looked below it. Would it be right to say the rollers turn the drum while the belt just holds the drum in place?



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I see this all the time the dryer motor is simply to weak to kick in so it humms or sometime starts,a good test to do is flip the top up and push the start button and turn the drum at the same time and the motor should kick in,the dryer has no ball bearing it is on rollers,if you want you can check your local used appliance store and see if they have one or maybe ebay,your model number is inside the dryer door,so to sum it up it is the motor,let me know how you make out-mike

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  • MIKE major Apr 14, 2009

    no the belt does not hold the drum,it turns it,the back rollers and the front panel lip hold the drum in place so it can turn,thanks for letting me know-mike



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