Sears Kenmore 80 Series Electric Dryer - starts, kicks off in 5 min
Our dryer is 9 yrs old. It will start, get hot, begin drying clothes but stops within the first 5 minutes. If I open the dryer it feels hot, almost burning hot, but nothing is clogged. I've tried all the settings with the same result. Any suggestions for me before I call the Sears repairman?
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Re: Sears Kenmore 80 Series Electric Dryer - starts,...
Sound like a motor problem it does not have a resetable limit if it was over heating then it would blow the limit and it would not heat, or the blower limit if it sences overheating would not allow the machine to run at all
get ready for a new motor, or a new dryer
200 plus to replace the motor
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Problem common with blocked vent, need to check house vent...dryer has blown the thermal fuse. found behind the back panel small white fuse(usual two blue wires)....clear the vent and replaced the fuse. run on air dry first to check vent, should feel close to a hair dryer on low.
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But…if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
I'm guessing it is electric? Do the clothes get very hot? If not, one or both of your elements may be bad. If it does get hot inside after running for 15mins, then perhaps your exhaust piping is clogged up. Can you tell if the output blowing from your dryer is a weak or powerful flow? Let me know.