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Dryer stopped working. I checked the vent for lint and it was clean. It is a Limited Edition by Kenmore Model # 86694500

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  • Mark Nichols May 11, 2010

    That is a wrong model but if it is a electric dryer. Unplug it. get to the back panel. take the 9-11 1/4" screws out. Locate the little white fuse. grab an ohm meter and check for continuity. if you dont have a meter then put the wires together and plug back in safely and try it. let me know if you need anything else. i have that fuse on sale here.

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HI,

you do need a new motor.you need to take 2 screws out of top where lint filter goes. take top up and their will be 2 screws one on each side take screws out and pull upward and forward and the front panel will come off. you will need to remove belt and tub then you will see motor. you will need to be able to grab back side of motor that attaches to blower and front shaft of motor and turn opposite way to come loose from blower. you will then take back clip off and front clip and unplug motor and pull out. good luck hope instructions helped.
thanks,

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Check under the lint filter. Pull it out,look inside the slot it fits in, and clear all lint from this area.

Is it possible you have used the WRONG VENT MATERIAL?
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Check your vent hood outside. You may have a restricted or damaged vent hood. It must be clean and free of lint buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully and easily and is free of lint.

I know you said you have no elbows, but I have posted the pipe run lengths with and without elbows. Keep in mind this is with 4 inch rigid or semi rigid metal ducting.

Measure the length of your exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long, have the duct routed to another location that is within the venting guidelines.

0~90 degree elbows=65 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
1~90 degree elbow=55 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
2~90 degree elbows=47 ft """"""""
3~90 degree elbows=36 ft """"""""
4~90 degree elbows=28 ft """"""""

You should always use duct tape or metal tape on all joints, NEVER USE SCREWS, as screws capture lint inside the pipe.

One more note. Lots of people overlook the fact that fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the filter reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening drying times. After removing lint, if the filter looks dark or dirty when held up to the light, follow these steps to clean:

Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean
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Make sure the filter is completely dry before
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