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Kenmore 80 Series dryer keeps blowing L2 fuse (30 amp SB) cylindrical

The element reads 9.4 ohms cold and there is no sign of arcing in the element enclosure.

Please advise if its likely in the fuse box

Thanks

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  • karlslezak Jul 26, 2009

    I'm sure that was it as the element was within the 8 to 13 ohm range & there was no sign of shorting to ground.

    The TD fuse socket would actually buzz faintly against the poor connection. The voltage drops over the 2 fuses were some 4 and 400mV -- not similar at all.
    Thanks.

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Yes, after years of current going thru the fuse clips they get hi resistance connectiond and cant supply correct pwr to dryer and this results in blowing fuses especially the time delay fuse because this fuse supplies pwr to both the one side of heating element and the motor simutaneously -replace with a breaker sub panel if not enough room for a circuit in your main panel,that should solve your problem

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