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Kenmore 80 series dryer. The drum will not turn.

Belt is present and tight. The blower and heating element are working. I suspect a bad motor or loose connection. How do I get to the motor?

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My Kenmore 80 series dryer seems to operate normally, except for a horrible "burnt chemical" smell in the dryed clothes. It almost smells like the gas is not exhausting correctly. Could it be the...


A lot of time a chemical smell is the result of blown capacity where the electrolitic is leaking out. Large caps are used in the moter start circuit and are usually located close to the motor. After awhile there will be an impact on the motor starting and the performance of your machine.

If it is the belt slipping you would get a burnt oil smell. If it was the blower motor or the drive motor it would be more of an electrical smell - burnt plastic type.

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Where is the thermal fuse on a series 80 kenmore electric dryer. will this act as though the power is off? How can i test the fuse?


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The thermal limiters are located along the air flow path, typically downstream of your burner, the purpose is to prevent overheating and fire. These limiters stop the HEATING element and not the drum motor...

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No heat, noise when drum turns Sears series 80 electric dryer model # 110.66842501 serial # 11T2010304


Hi,
Verify that you have 220V ac at the wall . Inspect power cord for damage. Verify that you have 220Vac to the machine.
If you have 220v to the machine then you may have a bad heating element or a loose or bad wire inside the machine.

What kind of noise when drum turns?

I hope this helps. Let me know if I can help in any way.

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I have a used Kenmore Series 80 dryer & the drum stopped turning


Good day,
Not hard to do but check the 2 rear wheels that support the drum and change at the same time if needed. Inspect the belt tensioner as well.
Here's a good tutorial on the belt change.

http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-a-Dryer-Belt-on-Whirlpool-Models

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I have a kenmore 80 series electric dryer. It gets


If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these: Belt Motor Door switch Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time. Click here for a belt installation diagram Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor: Remove the belt. Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing. Manually rotate the shaft of the motor. If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor. If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again. If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor. Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
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Dryer turns on but the drum will not turn


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Have you checked to see if the belt is loose? If it is tight and still routed correctly around the drum, motor and tensioning arm, I would suspect your motor needs replacing.
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Dryer will not start upon pushing the start button.


the motor is more than likely bad but just to be safe check the blower wheel and make sure there is not anything in it then remove the belt and try to turn motor if the motor feels real tight then you need to replace the motor

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Motor does not turn


if coils is heating are you sure motor isn't running or just the drum not turning ? if drum not turning suspect belt ..if motor not running but element still heating suspect element is contacting outer case ..with coil touching case 110 volts is present even without motor turning if timer is turned to heat position element will not heat to capacity but will get hot enough to eventually blow element fuse

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most likely a bad motor; expensive.

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