Question about Kenmore Dryers
Model 80 checked electrical it is fine
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You did not provide a model number, so I can not give you the correct part numbers and cost.
I am going to show you through pictures where the 3 primary components that will prevent your dryer from starting.
1.) Door Start Contact Switch.
Open the dryer door. There is a small round plastic component. Push in - did you hear a click? If not you may have a bad switch.
Open the top of the dryer. There are to spring clips, one on each side that you need to push in on and lift. You can use something like a small spatula.
There are two wires on the switch. Remove the wires. If you have a multi-meter, set the meter on the lowest Ohms. Put one meter lead on one switch contact and the other lead on the other switch contact while pushing in on the switch button. You should get a reading of '0' Ohms. If not the switch is bad. If you do not have a multi-meter, Carefully, with power on turn on the dryer and momentarily touch the two wire leads together to see if the drum turns.
2.) Thermal Fuse.
The thermal fuse may be blown. In the back of your dryer is the thermal fuse.
Use your multi-meter as described above to check the thermal fuse. If you do not have a multi-meter, with the unit unplugged use 12 gage wire to jump the connectors. Plug the dryer in and start the dryer momentarily.
The only way to check this is with a multi-meter.
4.) If all three of the above components check out ok, then you need to check the motor drive pulley contact switch. After you have accessed this arm switch, press up and down on it. If you do not hear a click then it is bad and needs to be replaced.
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