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Kenmore Dryer stopped running

I have an old Kenmore Dryer Model # 110 86673800.  I recently had to replace the element and then about a week ago the timer quit working and we have to manually turn dryer off by opening the door.  Today my daughter forgot to turn the dryer off and left it running for about 4 hours.  The lint filter was full (we had been drying blankets) and she said that she opened the door to stop it, however when I came home to put a load of clothes in to dry the dryer will not start when you push the button.  The light does come on on the inside and I did check the breaker prior to that and both appear to be fine.  Is there a way to reset this dryer?  Where should Iook from here?

 

Cindy Vandiver

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    I'm having hte exact same problem. Timer doesn't turn the load off and it keeps running when you open the door.

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This sounds like you may have blown the thermal fuse.  If you turn the dryer around facing the back, remove the screws holding the back panel on (be sure to unplug the pigtail from the wall!!!).  When you remove the back panel, down towards the bottom, you will see a plastic piece (could be long and square, or rounded type.  Do believe it will be the long type) with 2 wires going to it.  It has a screw that holds it it.  This fuse protecs the unit and motor from excess heat and electrical issues.

 

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