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Kenmore dryer model 86880100: Start button would just buzz when pressed, sometimes actually start the machine, then the machine would run for a few minutes and turn itself off with a burning smell. Now stop button does not even buzz and does not start machine at all (even when empty). Would like to buy parts and fix myself, but need advice on what to buy. Thanks!

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  • Roger Browner Oct 25, 2013

    Thanks. I waited too long to fix it and burned out the motor altogether. Turned out there were screws from my pockets stuck in the impeller. Learned a big lesson about emptying my pockets before washing clothes!

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Sounds like a over heated motor which starts when the motor is cool but not after it runs and stop. Burning smell comes from the heated windings on the motor coils.
Make sure that the pully is not binding...which i doubt.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series Dryer NOT working

I have a kenmore elite , smart pac,he3, it will run for 10 min then shut off and a code (F 70 ) will start flashing, what does that mean.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start. Pressing "Start" button just emits 4 beeps.

does the drum turn? if it doesnt you can assist it and see it that is problem, have to remove top and push it. that would be capacitor on motor or jumper the door closed switch and try to spin.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: samsung front load dryer had a burning smell-it

ck recalls on this issue.
there may be one.
under warranty??
do not buy samsung they are notorious for having problems.
sounds like the heating element and relay may have went out.
however if it does not start up at all it could be the motor itself.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 70 Series electric dryer #66702

This is usually caused by a motor getting too hot. The motor has a shutoff to protect it against burnout. It will reset when it gets cool. As the motor overheats more and more these shutoffs become more frequent and longer

Motors get hot for several reasons:

1. Motor going bad
2. Lint around motor causing it to retain heat
3. Vent system open at some point inside or behind case allowing heated air to remain in motor area

Follow the procedure below to disassemble and check interior of dryer. Vacuum carefully especially around and in the ends of the motor.

Disconnect Power. Lift Cover on lint filter. Remove two Phillips screws taking care NOT to allow them to fall into the blower housing. Place putty knife in the seam between the top and front panel about 2” in from either side. Push in on clip while pulling control panel forward and tilting putty knife handle up, all at the same time. Same on opposite side. Raise top all the way.

Looking down inside dryer on left and right see a 5/16” hex head screw about 6 inches down. Remove each side while holding front panel in place. Pull top of front panel about 3 inches forward from sides and then pull up. This will disengage the front panel from lower pressure clips and allow you to turn it sideways and expose the dryer interior. Reverse process to re-assemble. Take careful note of belt configuration BEFORE removing it. Draw a diagram of its travel.

Motor and idler pulley for dryer will be on right.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

Testimonial: "Sep 20, 2009 - Thanx alot for the response. Once inside the interior, I vacuumed around the motor and ends. Didn't seem especially built up with lint. After reassembling, did a few loads over a week or so with no problems. Now today, while drying, Wife opened the door to pull something out while still damp. When she closed the dryer and pressed the button to re-start....Nothing. Have waited over 45 min. and still won't start. Could it be something else? Thanx again"

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SOURCE: turns off after a few minutes

sounds like your motor is overheating or going bad. sometimes lint built up around the motor can cause it to overheat. or the motor is dying.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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