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Dryer will not heat up

Kenmore series 80 gas dryer runs and will not heat up

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    honeymokey May 11, 2010

    Does the pilot lite on or igniter working?l

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Remove the plastic tab infront of the machine
start you dryer. look inside the hole to see if the igniter glows.
takes 20-30 secnds.
if it glows then move to the back side of the dryer
remove the screws an check the thermal fuse, for continuity is your tester has the beep sound wich is easier to use for newbies, try it no beep sound, no good.

but if it checks ok then you probaly have bad coils

also since you are looking onthe back make sure that the vent is not restricted, a restricted vent can cause blow back an shut the dryer off if the vent is not clearly open.

good luck!

Posted on May 27, 2009

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