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Kenmore dryer mod:86873100

Dryer motor will not run.start button tests good and so does door switch yet motor will not run and is not hot

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  • wojo03 Jan 24, 2008

    yes there is 220 power.

  • wojo03 Jan 24, 2008

    The timer motor even runs ,yet the motor for the drum still will not run.if i had a schematic I could test the motor with my meter but I am not sure of the connections with out that.

  • wojo03 Jan 24, 2008

    I appreciate any help you can give.

  • wojo03 Jan 24, 2008

    there is no tech sheet behind the control panel. so if you could send the schematic i would appreciate it. I want to be honest and tell you I am an a/c tech so I have a little experience I am just not sure of the wiring for the motor, and i do not wanna take apart the switch on the motor till I see what the circuit looks like.

  • wojo03 Jan 24, 2008

    i still need the schematic for my problem so if you can help I would appreciate it.

  • wojo03 Jan 25, 2008

    Thanks for all of your help the problem turned out to be the fuse link that went to the motor, it is a non resetable fuse. I could not have fixed it without your help.To think the belt and fuse only cost 15.00, much cheaper then a new dryer.

  • sharlaparson Jul 11, 2008

    All aspects of the dryer works well but the motor sound like it is single phasing and the drum will not turn.

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    When I press the start switch the dryer tries to start but dies as soon as I release the switch. I checked the switch and the thermal fuse, both test out OK.



    Any advice as to what I should try next would be appreciated.

  • molly_morris Aug 21, 2008

    seems to run, yet no heat.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    My dryer will not start but the start switch works but noyhing else will

  • dchittur Mar 01, 2009

    I have this same problem on the same model. Can you tell me how to remove and replace the fuse? Thanks,

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    have you checked for power at the out len must make sure you have 220 there light will work if it has 110 check for 220 and let me know

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Take the back panel off there should be a tech sheet there with the schmetic there if not ill send you one thats the back of the control panel

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CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

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CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

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Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

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