Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
Kenmore 80 series- dryer was on 10 mins shut off by itself and will not restart. checked breakers everything fine what is wrong with my dryer....please help
If this doesn't work, check the switch on the upper right hand corner where the door opens up. These switches are famous for going out. They're a $15.00 part. You can get a flat edge screw driver and pry open the top of the dryer. Remember, do this with the dryer unplugged. Then, if you have some help from a partner. Have them keep pushing on this switch inside the door, while you set the dryer on a setting - and then keep pushing the door button. You should get the dryer to kick on if this is the problem. The last one I did, I removed the bad switch (which it was), and cut the wires near the switch...leaving the switch plug still plugged into the power source coming from the back of the dryer. I then jumpered two of the wires so they can work the dryer until I could get the new part. I didn't wire in the third wire, cause this wire was for the light. I went to the nearest appliance store and they had the part. I replaced it, and then plugged it in (a visual will make this clear for you) and then everythings worked fine since. I would try this first. If not, there is a thermal fuse on the lower back of the dryer. It has one screw in in and is white and about an inch and a half long. It has two wires going to it. If you have an ohmmeter, remove one of the wires, and see if you have continuity. If you do, then it's not the fuse. If it's open, then you need to replace it. This is another inexpensive part. Hopefully this works, if not - feel free to contact me again. Good Luck!
Posted on May 14, 2010
Here is what I do. I unplug it, remove the rear cover, and vent. I check for air restrictions that might cause overheating and correct that first, then I check the dryer fuse.
Posted on May 03, 2010
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Feb 06, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers
Kenmore 80 Series of dryers are consumer grade dryers for home use. As
with most home appliances, the Kenmore 80 series dryers will
occasionally not work as intended. If a problem occurs with your dryer,
however, you do not necessarily need it serviced by a technician. You
can attempt to troubleshoot and fix any problems with your dryer before
contacting a technician.
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