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Was taking longer to dry clothes, now it does not heat at all

Kenmore 80 series gas dryer was taking a long time to dry the clothes, now it does not heat at all.

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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.

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I had that same problem have a service tech come suvice it for about 60 dollars it will be like new ..

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SOURCE: My Kenmore 80 series dryer is no longer heating

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

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SOURCE: Kenmore Series 80 gas dryer, clothes take 3 hours to dry

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 57d5263.jpgThis 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

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 80 series gas dryer. Dryer heats

The belt around the drum has come off or broke. The front of your dryer will have to come off to inspect

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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.

  1. Kenmore 80 Series dryers may not run for several reasons. First, make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. You may need to plug a different device into the outlet to check that it is receiving power. If the second device does not run on the power outlet, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Check your fuse box or circuit breaker box and make the change as needed.
    Next, make sure that the dryer door is fully shut. The dryer will not run with the door ajar.
    Finally, check that the "Start" button was fully pressed and that a cycle was chosen on the machine. If you do not choose a cycle for the dryer, it will not run.
  2. If your Kenmore 80 Series dryer does not heat up during use, check that a heat cycle has been chosen for the load. There are several different dryer cycles you can choose, some of which do not use heat. Make sure that you have chosen a heated cycle.
    As above, check that you have not blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. The dryer may use more than one fuse or breaker: one is used to power the drum, and the other for the heating element. Make sure that both fuses or breakers are in working order.
  3. There may be times when Kenmore Series 80 dryers do not fully dry your clothes. When this occurs, check the lint screen and clear out any lint. The air may not flow as well if the lint screen is clogged.
    Next, check to see if the exhaust vent is clogged. Lint and other particles may clog the exhaust vent over time, restricting air flow and making it more difficult to dry your clothes. To check the vent, run the dryer and hold your hand under the vent. If you do not feel any air flow, clean or replace the vent.
    If you used cold water to rinse the clothes it may take longer than normal to dry. The same is true if the load of laundry is very wet or is filled with items that are very absorbent.
    Finally, check the load size. The more clothes in the load the longer it will take to dry. If you want to reduce drying time, separate the clothes into piles of light and heavy items and dry them separately.
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