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Trying to replace timer 8299771. Can't find my

Trying to replace timer 8299771 on my Kenmore dryer. The replacement part I ordered was slightly different than the original. (model 60 instead of an 80) Can't find my manual. Need help wiring correctly as I have a blue wire left over. I have a place for it on new timer, but can't find one on the old timer. Dryer model is 111060882990. After reading through a couple forums I decided my timer, switch, or motor is bad. Dryer just doesn't work. I tested the timer per one of the suggestions on a site and I thought it was bad, so I ordered a reconditioned one to get me by. I tried hooking it up but it doesn't work. There's power to the door light, switch is working. Start switch is working (I tested with meter) I'm just wondering where the blue wire goes, and whether there's another switch I should try before testing the motor.

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  • copelander Sep 05, 2009

    So the question now is, how do I test my motor? LOL

  • copelander Sep 16, 2009

    Okay, so I didn't know about the fuse. Good lord, I wish I had checked that first. Much easier to remove and test than the timer. Ordered one off ebay for $5. Slapped it in, and my dryer works again!!! Thanks AASC. You rule.



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On the new timer , you have 2 wires comming of the timer motor . The blue wire should go to one of these terminals on the timer itself . The place where there is ONLY a timer motor wire going to , is where it should go .

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

Testimonial: "Okay that worked perfectly. Timer works. Unfortunately, so does the old one."

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    Mike Smith Sep 05, 2009

    Does the dryer not start ? If that is the main issue , then have you checked the thermal fuse ? It's a white piece with 2 wires connected onto it . This is mounted on the blower box . Usually , this piece is bad , when a dryer doesn't start . Would need the first 3 numbers of the model number to be able to tell you exactly where the fuse is and see which motor you have . ( you gave the last 7 but not the first 3 )


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Kenmore dryer model # 110.79722800. everything works however the timer stop working. Need help

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