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My instinct on this one is to look for a thermal cutout and to try to reset it.

Not familiar with the layout of the Kenmore 110's (they're not marketed in this part of the world), but a good place to start is probably inside the top of the machine.

Before fiddling, turn the power off and unplug the machine.

Look for a metal duct leading into the drum housing. This will probably have the blower mounted at one end, then the element embedded in it, then, before it leads into the drum housing, a collection of thermostats and safety cutouts (usually one or two of each) mounted on the outside of it.

Safety cutouts and thermostats are likely to look something like one of the pictures at http://www.tdspares.co.uk/products.asp?cat=68

Start by looking for cutouts with reset buttons - press the button on any you find and see if this fixes the problem. It's a good sign you've found the right one if it clicks when pressed.

If that doesn't work, use a multimeter to test across the contacts of each thermostat and cutout in turn. They should all have a very low resistance. reset or replace any that don't.

Once you've got the machine working again, you need to find out what made things trip and eliminate the underlying problem. This is usually a matter of cleaning all the accumulated lint out the machine.

Good luck.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore model 80 dryer. It turns on

Hello there:
Thisis caused by a belt that has either broke or the motor for the belt has failed i would remove the back panel of the dryer to axcess the motor and the belt and inspect to see if the belt has broke if not than i would have the motor checked out or there may be a capacitor for the motor that has failed.
If you feel that you can do the repairs i would suggest doing it cause you would save your self a lot of money doint it your self ok
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards michael

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