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Kenmore 70 Series

I have a Kenmore 70 series gas dryer that is not heating up. I used it one night and the next day it would not heat. However if I continue to restart the timer the clothes eventually dry but not by heat.

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  • mrfixer48 Feb 27, 2008

    Kenmore 70 series model 11074712200 won't heat. replaced the ignitor but notice the ignitor isn't even clicking. thinking there isn't any signal geting to the ignitor to make it work. anyone have any ideas what i can do?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    70 series dryer doesn't heat consistently

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 70 SERIES

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, but I also smell gas. Is the thing just not lighting up and the gas is blowing out?

  • DoitToit May 11, 2010

    Is it best to Call the Sear repair man or just call a local repair man? Any benefit either way?
    Thanks for any advice.

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Hello,

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.

thank you,

tina

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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I have had this problem twice previously. Both times it was the fuse which is under ten dollars and can be very easily installed from the back of the machine.

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I am having a problem with kenmore 70 series dryer is gas. Runs for ten minutes warm, then it gets cold. I need help trying to open the panel.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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Most common problem is the thermal fuse located on gas flame chamber, If thats not it look at ignitor or coils on gas valve

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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Unplug and turn off the gas feed. The fuse is located in the back of the series 70 attached to the lint housing near the bottom. About 1-1/2 inches long. Easy to remove, only two contact wire attachments. Note which wire goes where. Under $10.00 at an appliance parts store. Start with this fix.

If still no heat take out the ignitor assembly, located in the front, lower left. It is attached to the base of the dryer by 3 screws, the gas feed and two electrical wires with removable metal attachments (note which attachment goes where). The entire assembly will come out and the ingitor is attached to the front end. I took mine to the appliance parts store and it tested OK so it was the fuse. The owner helped me locate the fuse and suggested I try this first. The ignitor coil is about $25.00.

Both of these were easy enough for a novice (like me) to do. It saved a lot of money.

While the dryer was open I vacuumed out all the dust and lint and checked the integrity of the belt.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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You probably have an open thermal fuse, the dryer will run in some cases and not heat, Just moving air across you clothes will dry them however it takes forever.

If you are electrical or mechanical replace the thermal fuse yourself if not call someone you trust, you can purchase thermal fuses on line from Sears.com just do a parts search for you specific dryer.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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The most likely cause is a bad ignitor part number 279311. It has to glow to open the valve and ignite the gas. You should hear a loud click when you first start the dryer. That tells us there is voltage to the gas valve.

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