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Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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SOURCE: My Kenmore 80 series dryer is no longer heating

If all controls seem to work normally, except that no heat is produced (and is an all electric unit--not gas), then likely the heating element is burnt out (has a break in the wire that heats up and glows, like in your toaster--though the heating wire can sometimes be within a covering metal like your electric range burner, and the break not visable). This is a commonly replaced part; it can be tested for continuity (no break in the wire) with a VOM (Volt Ohm Meter--$2 w coupon at harbor freight this week I noticed) where you set to ohm-resistance (to arrow with + sign if shown and will beep when probes are touching to show a complete circuit) (number would be the same as probes touching, but since resistance wire [to make the heat], there will be some number but not close to that of leads just held not touching anything) or the piece of wire, flashlight bulb, and flashlight battery test (casing of bulb to end of element, battery to end of bulb, piece of wire to other end of battery and on to other end of heating element), where if bulb lights then no break in element (though occasionally wire break can be disconnecting only when large dryer current is applied).
Of course unplugged when do all this testing.
The dryer "working" as it is, is using 110 volts (the controls and the motor) and is separate from the heating circuit which is using both 110 volt sides of the outlet, to equal 220 volts.
Of course, you should check that the connections are solid, and if you have the VOM, you could even use the VOM set to 600v AC to check that the outlet is delivering 110v on both sides of the plug and 220v between the two hot leads (usually black and red, with white the neutral which eventuall connects to ground--if a 4th lead, it is the cabinet ground--usually green or bare).
... and make sure when looking in the cabinet, that there is no build up of lint which can cause the overheating and heating element failure in the first place.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer starts with heat but very short time

Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You're dryer needs a gas valve coil kit. To replace coils just remove front of dryer body and look below drum you will see the gas valve. The valve coils are located on top of valve (two little round black cylinders). It's simple, just remove the two screws from the little metal bracket that holds them down, unplug the wires from them and just lift them straight up off of the valve. Take notice that one has 3 wires and one has 2 wires. Just replace with new coils and plug wires back in and re-fasten metal bracket. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 110 60812990 80 series dryer

bad heater box fuse,get the model number from inside the dryer door,and go to your local appliance parts store and give them the number and they will get you a thermal fuse kit,remove the back of dryer and you will see the heater box on the right side

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore series 80 dryer not heating

UNPLUG REMOVE THE BACK,YOU WILL SEE THE HEATER BOX TO YOUR LEFT,THERE IS A SMALL FUSE ON THE LEFT SIDE TOP,CHECK THAT IF YOU HAVE A METER,ON THE BOTTOM HALF OF BOX IS THE HEATING COIL,REMOVE THE 2 BOTTOM WITES AND CHECK THAT WITH YOUR METER,IF YOU DON'T HAVE A METER REMOVE THE 2 SCREWS ONE ON EACH SIDE OF THE HEATING COIL AND REMOVE THE COIL,LOOK TO SEE IF ANY OF THE WIRES ARE BROKEN,IF IT WAS THE FUSE THAT'S BAD THERE MUST BE A REASON IT POPED,MAKE SURE YOUR WALL EXHAUST VENT IS CLEAR,ALSO IF YOU CHANGE THE FUSE CHANCE THE HIGH TEMP THERMOSTAT LOCATED ON THE LEFT SIDE BOTTOM,YOUR MODEL NUMBER IS INSIDE THE DRYER DOOR-MIKE

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: 80 series kenmore electric dryer runs but no heat

This could be the heating element or several other parts more likely the thermal fuse. There is a video on troubleshooting a similar model at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru troubleshooting your problem.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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I have a kenmore dryer 80 series it only makes a lite sound when I push the start button. I won't come on. The power is good.


The 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.

  1. Kenmore 80 Series dryers may not run for several reasons. First, make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. You may need to plug a different device into the outlet to check that it is receiving power. If the second device does not run on the power outlet, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Check your fuse box or circuit breaker box and make the change as needed.
    Next, make sure that the dryer door is fully shut. The dryer will not run with the door ajar.
    Finally, check that the "Start" button was fully pressed and that a cycle was chosen on the machine. If you do not choose a cycle for the dryer, it will not run.
  2. If your Kenmore 80 Series dryer does not heat up during use, check that a heat cycle has been chosen for the load. There are several different dryer cycles you can choose, some of which do not use heat. Make sure that you have chosen a heated cycle.
    As above, check that you have not blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. The dryer may use more than one fuse or breaker: one is used to power the drum, and the other for the heating element. Make sure that both fuses or breakers are in working order.
  3. There may be times when Kenmore Series 80 dryers do not fully dry your clothes. When this occurs, check the lint screen and clear out any lint. The air may not flow as well if the lint screen is clogged.
    Next, check to see if the exhaust vent is clogged. Lint and other particles may clog the exhaust vent over time, restricting air flow and making it more difficult to dry your clothes. To check the vent, run the dryer and hold your hand under the vent. If you do not feel any air flow, clean or replace the vent.
    If you used cold water to rinse the clothes it may take longer than normal to dry. The same is true if the load of laundry is very wet or is filled with items that are very absorbent.
    Finally, check the load size. The more clothes in the load the longer it will take to dry. If you want to reduce drying time, separate the clothes into piles of light and heavy items and dry them separately.
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