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Dryer won't start Kenmore80 series

Replaced switch, checked factory setting (all beeps present). My dryer wouldn't keep running. My wife held the button in to keep it from shutting off. The clothes and dryer were hotter than hell when I got home. I checked the thermal fuse and it seemed to be intact. Based on the tech sheet that came with the dryer, it seems like the last thing is my motor could have burnt up. I was testing my Heater relay with a test light and it popped. Now I can't get the "factory test" to duplicate. I may have blown that out in the process. Do you think the motor burnt up?

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  • dparker333 Apr 20, 2009

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    SG,

    The dryer wasn't starting properly when the PTS button was pushed. Long story short, my wife propped the iron up against the PTS and forced it to stay on. It finally shut off, but was very, very hot. Now it won't start at all. I replaced the PTS and tried to factory test and it worked until I fried the heater relay by accidentaly touching the leads to two main wires. I am going to replace the heater relay and use your advice going forward. I think the motor may be "burnt" out. Thanks for any help in this matter

  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell May 11, 2010

    Whaddup, D?

    Could you please provide a model number? It's on a sticker on the front panel behind the door.

    SG


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Most of the time if you push the start button and it won't start or makes a grinding noise or you have to hold it in to start it's the motor,if it is hot as hell in there then the high temp thermostat on the bottom left on the heater box is stuck open-,mike

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