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I have a kenmore 80 series dryer that will not run

The dryer was running well and then stopped. I was hoping there was a reset button or a fuse on this model that could easily fix the problem and save the repair bill.

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There is a thermal fuse located on the lint screen box. This will open if there is an over heating condition. Anything from overloading, stuck thermostats and blocked vents. If you find a blown fuse and do not correct the cause it will just happen again.
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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.

  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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Kenmore 70 Series Dryer not heating and not cutting off


I had an identical problem to yours this weekend with my Kenmore dryer. There were 2 problems.

1. Timer was broken. Does not advance to "OFF" position on timed dry, however it still works for auto-dry.

2. Thermal fuse was blown. Upon replacing, dryer heated up normally.

I believe when the timer broke, the dryer had kept running and blew the thermal fuse. On Sears' website, thermal fuse is $5.30, timer is roughly $80.

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well without a complete accurate model # i can only generalize solutions..
the motor could have gone bad, the door switch could be bad, the timer itself may have gone bad, and on some electric dryers the thermal fuse could also be bad as it is wired into the motor run circuit..
now of course it could be something as simple as a blown breaker that is not strong enough to cause the other lever to trip out so you don't notice it so easily..
best of luck,
hope this helps,
ttfn

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Where is the reset button on a Kenmore 80 series dryer


There is no reset. If you dryer just stopped heating or running all together, you most likley have one of two problems.
  1. Breaker inside house breaker box tripped
  2. Thermal fuse and or thermal cut off has gone bad

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Dryer stopped working as it was drying, was real hot and will not start now. Kenmore 80 series electric


Problem common with blocked vent, need to check house vent...dryer has blown the thermal fuse. found behind the back panel small white fuse(usual two blue wires)....clear the vent and replaced the fuse. run on air dry first to check vent, should feel close to a hair dryer on low.

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Kenmore Dryer 90 Series will start but suddenly stop...


Hello , Sounds like your motor is over heating , it will run until the sensor shuts it down from getting to hot , it is most likley because the motor is covered in lint and needs cleaned. Hope that helps.

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Kenmore 80 series dryer stoping after running for 10 to 15 minute


Start any cycle. Dryer runs for 10 to 15 minutes, then stops before cycle is complete. Start again, stops again in 10 to 15 minutes.

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