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Broken Kenmore dryer 80 series

Hello I have a Kenmore clothes dryer (80 series) and it having a problem,the motor is working and the heat is coming in the dryer but the part where the clothes go to get dry is not turning ,what could be the problem ? and what can I do to fix this problem? I would be very grateful for your help ,I cannot afford to buy a new one at this time so I would like to fix this one with your help of course ,thank you so much.and have a great day.

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  • Dave615 Oct 21, 2007

    Hello solution guy,thank you for the information,you give me some hope that it can be fixed,I have the other information you requested
    Model#  110.72812101
    Type DWSR-NAT-1206006-CV22

    Thanks again ,please tell me how exact and what part I need to remove to change those service parts,either back,front or top,I am not sure where to start.I will wait for your reply to try to order the right part and fix the dryer,you have a nice day.

  • Dave615 Oct 22, 2007

    Solution Guy Thank you so much for your information and explanation on how to fix my dryer ,I probably will be ok now thanks to your information,I will contact you if i come into any problems thanks you again and have a great day,you are really a Guru,by the way do you know about Pioneer DVD recorders?I am having problems with mine,it is not recording and its almost new?please let me know .bye.


  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    dryer started making a noise then drum was not working proper. belts is still good

  • droff101 Dec 28, 2008

    Kenmore 80 series electric dryer model 101.62872101 heats and runs, but doesn't tumble. What part(s) do I need and how do I take it apart it to fix it? Thanks, Martha 12/28/08

  • mcbn Apr 26, 2009

    We have a Kenmore 80 Series dryer, model 110.60802990. The drum suddenly stopped turning. I took the back off the dryer in hopes of locating the problem (perhaps a broken belt????), but there are two more plates blocking the interior parts and I don't know where to go from here.



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Hi Dave. The problem is the drive belt. They aren't that difficult to replace and can be done with just a few tools. I'll need the exact model number off of the dryer to explain how to gain access to it, though. The number can be found behind the door on the cabinet (it'll start with 3 digits then a decimal point then more digits, like this; xxx.xxxxxxx)

The part number for the repair is 4392065. This is a complete maintenance kit for your dryer. I recommend it because since your belt wore out, there are other parts that should be taken care of at the same time. Here's a picture and a place to order if you can't find it locally.

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    Tracy Farrell Oct 21, 2007

    Dave, access to the cabinet is simple.


    1.) Remove the 2 phillips screws under the lint screen flap.
    2.) Use a flat screwdriver... pry the top panel up at both corners and lift the top panel up all the way like the hood of a car.
    3.) Use a 5/16" nut driver or socket and remove the 2 screws holding the front panel to the cabinet.
    4.) Tilt the front panel forward and remove the wires going to the door switch. (remember their location for reassembly)
    5.) Lift the front panel off of its' clips and set the panel aside.
    6.) Remove the drum.

    Now you have full access to the interior cabinet. The part number I gave you, 4392065, has instructions in it. Just follow them and rebuild the dryer in reverse order of disassembly.

    *TIP---> After you have the rollers installed, put the drum back in. Then slide the belt over the top of the drum and line it up with the worn "belt line" on the drum (you'll see it). Then go down and install the idler pulley. Follow the instructions on how to route the belt.

    Now, kneeling in front of the drum, rotate it by hand several turns. Make sure to get the felt seal at the rear of the drum seated properly... that is... no felt should be sticking into the drum area. It should be uniform all the way around.

    Since this is your first one, it'll take you about an hour to do. But it's worth it, this dryer is manufactured by Whirlpool and in my opinion, built like a tank.


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My Kenmore 80 series dryer takes about 3 or 4 times before the clothes are fully dry. The motor runs and the drum tumbles but the problem is with the heat.Thanks!

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How do I get to the belt to change it?

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I have a Kenmore Dryer and just purchased the part I needed the problem is I took 2 other parts off before and want to make sure I get the right connections on. I have a MH4233 Kenmore 80 Series Model 66822694. Do you have any instructions that tell how to put back on the coil and 2 thermostats.

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SOURCE: Hello I have a Kenmore clothes dryer (80 series)

Sounds as though the drive belt is broken or loose,check the pulley on the motor.Feel the belt if it's just loose you might be able to tighten it otherwise you will probably need to replace it.Regards Bigfoot57.

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SOURCE: Broken Kenmore 80 Series dryer

Sounds like you have a simple broken belt problem.  If you are sure the motor is working and the heating circuits are functioning, but the drum does not turn, the drum belt probably broke.  They are inexpensive to replace and are carried by almost any appliance repair store.

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SOURCE: Hello I have a Kenmore clothes dryer (80 series).

Remove the connecting vent on the rear and run a timed load 45 minutes. If it dries correctly repair the vent blockage.

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I have a kenmore dryer 80 series it only makes a lite sound when I push the start button. I won't come on. The power is good.

The Kenmore 80 Series of dryers are consumer grade dryers for home use. As with most home appliances, the Kenmore 80 series dryers will occasionally not work as intended. If a problem occurs with your dryer, however, you do not necessarily need it serviced by a technician. You can attempt to troubleshoot and fix any problems with your dryer before contacting a technician.

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