Question about Kenmore 800 7983 Dryer
A Kenmore 800 series gas dryer that heats up a litttle to start a load, but eventually cools. If you let it rest a day it seems to stay a little warmer longer. I've unclogged all vents so that's not the issue. Is this a thermostat or coil issue? Any recommendations on where to get parts? Does a fool like me dare to DIY?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If gas is available after burner ignition for 3 - 10 seconds but then cuts out, this is an indication of a (1) lint clogged exhaust line,or (2) a fan suction bypass leak, both of which are resulting in insuffucient burner cone air/gas flow. Insufficient burner air flow results in actuating the high temperature limit thermostat or thermoswitch (usually a L220-40F thermostat) mounted on the topside of the cone. With inadequate cone air flow, burner flames are directed upward toward the thermostat instead of being pulled into the cone and then into the hot air supply for the dryer drum.
For (1), clear the exhaust line from the lint filter to the discharge louvers on the exterior of your home. Access to the backside of the dryer is necessary.
For (2), check the lint filter to fan suction connection for any possible leak paths. Access to the front interior of the dryer is necessary.
For a DG512, the front assembly that houses the lint filter and abuts the front end of the drum has a short duct that fits into the suction side of the casing for the squirrel-cage fan. This duct has a tendency to separate from the fan casing (its a slip fit) resulting in bypass leakage. If suction bypass leakage is occuring, this is air that is not being pulled through the drum, and hence, is not being pulled through the burner cone. As indicated above, a low cone air flow results in actuating the high limit thermostat, which then deenergizes the gas coils cutting of gas to the burner.
Note: These symptoms are NOT indicative of failed gas coils, since gas is being supplied initially to the burner for a period of 3 - 10 seconds. If the coil(s) have failed, the burner could not operate for any duration.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series
i have a kenmore series 70's gas dryer that will not heat up when it is turned on and i am now smelling gas when i do try to dry my clothing. it was working yesterday but now this is happening? please help.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Check the vent pipe going to the outside of the house, including the vent louver, to make sure the pipe is not partially or fully clogged with lint.
Your symptoms are a classic description of reduced or no airflow from the dryer.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Check for burnt out glow ignitor. If okay then check thermal fuse and all other thermostats with ohm meter..... all must be in closed position.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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