Question about Dryers
Kenmore 80 series gas dryer was taking a long time to dry the clothes, now it does not heat at all.
I went through this myself. On my unit one of the Solenoids on the gas manifold went out. You should also check for clean ductwork. If you have dirty exhaust vents it will overheat and safety switches will shut her down. If the exhaust vents are clean then it probably is a Solenoid. The Solenoids can be checked with an Ohmmeter with the wall power unplugged. You want continuity in each coil. Your dryer may be slightly different, but I could get my coils individually. A place called Servall has replacement parts. You can also look at a manual at the library like I did.
Posted on May 27, 2009
I had that same problem have a service tech come suvice it for about 60 dollars it will be like new ..
Posted on May 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If all controls seem to work normally, except that no heat is produced (and is an all electric unit--not gas), then likely the heating element is burnt out (has a break in the wire that heats up and glows, like in your toaster--though the heating wire can sometimes be within a covering metal like your electric range burner, and the break not visable). This is a commonly replaced part; it can be tested for continuity (no break in the wire) with a VOM (Volt Ohm Meter--$2 w coupon at harbor freight this week I noticed) where you set to ohm-resistance (to arrow with + sign if shown and will beep when probes are touching to show a complete circuit) (number would be the same as probes touching, but since resistance wire [to make the heat], there will be some number but not close to that of leads just held not touching anything) or the piece of wire, flashlight bulb, and flashlight battery test (casing of bulb to end of element, battery to end of bulb, piece of wire to other end of battery and on to other end of heating element), where if bulb lights then no break in element (though occasionally wire break can be disconnecting only when large dryer current is applied).
Of course unplugged when do all this testing.
The dryer "working" as it is, is using 110 volts (the controls and the motor) and is separate from the heating circuit which is using both 110 volt sides of the outlet, to equal 220 volts.
Of course, you should check that the connections are solid, and if you have the VOM, you could even use the VOM set to 600v AC to check that the outlet is delivering 110v on both sides of the plug and 220v between the two hot leads (usually black and red, with white the neutral which eventuall connects to ground--if a 4th lead, it is the cabinet ground--usually green or bare).
... and make sure when looking in the cabinet, that there is no build up of lint which can cause the overheating and heating element failure in the first place.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
Hello, This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils This The coils are mounted to the gas safety valve, This should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
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Jul 02, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines
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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