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Kenmore series 80 gas dryer will not heat up

I have a kenmore series 80 gas dryer model 110.70842991 that is running but will not heat up. I have replaced the glow stick what is my next option?

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Hi. this dryer has a set of coils that sit on top of the actual gas valve assembly. these coils activate the main and secondary gas valves and if the coil assembly is malfunctioning or, the wires and clips are corroded, the coils will not activate the gas valves to open and close. this malfunction will affect the heating process within this dryer unit.

I recommend inspecting the dryer coil assembly. use a mulitimeter to test for Resistance. you should get a reading of some type of current flow through the wires and, if this is the case, the coils are bad and they will need to be replaced.

This test is actually not needed. the non existing heat is a red flag on its own and, it greatly confirms a major failure within the coil assembly. replacing the coils will fix your dryer.

PLease rate and god bless:)


Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • JeanieW Sep 13, 2013

    does this mean we should replace both the coils listed in the parts book? One says Coil(2 terminal Main), the other says Coil (Split)(3 Terminal) (Pilot position)

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