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I have a kenmore 80 series dryer electric when i push the start button nothing happens the one thing i hear is a clicking sound coming from the timer i already changed the motor that didn't work

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Kenmore dryers usually have a thermal fuse mounted along side with a cycling thermostat on the blower housing. The thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor circuit and its failure leads to the dryer not running.

Remove the rear panel to access the thermal fuse and bypass it. Replace the thermal fuse if the dryer runs indicating that it has failed. The cycling thermostat must also be replaced because it is the sole reason the thermal fuse fails. The thermal fuse fails when the cycling thermostat fails to cycle and regulate the dryer temperature.

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Posted on Jul 03, 2010

  • brunohagar Jul 03, 2010

    it wasn't the thermal fuse

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    Jahn27 Jul 03, 2010

    The motor is good for sure and so the thermal fuse. Attention now should be focused on the timer, start button, and the wring. Make sure that power is being supplied to the dryer. Please give me the exact model number as requested for me to proceed with more accurate and further troubleshooting.

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