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Kenmore dryer 80 series model# 110.60852990. Dryer will not turn on. it has power to it because the light is on inside and the timer motor runs when power button is pushed and held. I know the start button switch is good because i bypassed the switch and timer motor still runs but dryer dont start. what else could be wrong???

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Unplug dryer remove the vent line and take off the back panel,on the left side you'll see the duct that your lint filter slides into,to the right of it around 4 inches up from floor you'll see a white thermal fuse part 3392519,check it with meter,now go back to the filter duct,take out the four screws and clean it out,bad air movement will pop the thermal fuse,then vac out the front of dryer,take out the two screws where you pull out the lint filter,get a screw driver and pop up the top lid of dryer,one side at a time,disconnect the door switch connector,take out the two 5/16 screws one on each side and pull up on front panel and vac out the inside of dryer,when you get it running,go outside and make sure the flapper is blowing fully open,if it isn't your vent line is blocked,if it's a long run i use a leaf blower and blow all the **** out of the line and then check the flapper again some of the lint can get stuck on it and it won't close correctly,clean the dryer once a year and you shouldn't have any problems,a little maintenance goes a long way

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

  • Sal De Dec 13, 2009

    i'm sorry i don't think i told you to first remove the 2 fillips screws on top,take out lint filter and then remove the duct from rear of dryer

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Easy fix. I had the same problem on mine. You need access to the back. Remove back cover. Look at bottom left, you will see two blue wires going to a white plastic item next to one of the thermal sensors. This white plastic piece is a fuse, or fusible link if you like. I'm not sure what the rating is, but you can take the old one to a parts store. They can match it. Now, why did it blow? Well, if the dryer is old, it could be just worn out. But more than likely, one of your 230 volt lines has degraded due to a bad connection, thus drawing more amps, thus blowing the fuse. Look at where the power cord comes in at. Is there any discoloration or oxidation at the terminals? If so, replace the power cord at this time, and try to clean up the terminals as best you can. Also, at this time, you probably better take a look at the lint collector duct running along the left side down the back. It's probably so clogged with lint that your dryer does't dry as fast anymore, and air flow from the exhaust is restricted. Take the duct off and clean it out, or blow it out with compressed air. You should be up and running now. Have fun...

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