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I replaced the element in my 80 series dryer. Now the element continues to heat without the dryer running ! Any ideas?

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Some were u got what call short to ground. It problem the motor are u got a wire touch the dryer cabin if u don't know how to check it u might won't call for service are when u put the element back in it case one of element heating coil is touching the case.

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SOURCE: cant find heating element for kenmore 80 series dryer

it should be in a housing mounted just inside the back panel. unlatch the housing from its mounts and the element slides out from the bottom

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore 80 series runs but dont blow hot air

Check your heating element. #1 cause for no heat. Easy to replace and ea VERY easy to break. Just for your own well being also make sure that gas pressure us correct

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The bottom limit is engineered to open at 250F and the small top one is supposed to open at 300F. The bottom did not have time to click in and so it is considered weak. the kit comes with both thermostats in it Part number 279769
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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer starts with heat but very short time

Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You're dryer needs a gas valve coil kit. To replace coils just remove front of dryer body and look below drum you will see the gas valve. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.

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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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Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

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1. No power to the dryer
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