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Kenmore 70 Series

I have a Kenmore 70 series gas dryer that is not heating up. I used it one night and the next day it would not heat. However if I continue to restart the timer the clothes eventually dry but not by heat.

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kenmore gas dryer was workin gas turned off now wont heat up .how do i light pilot

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  • jrjsej Sep 18, 2008

    Have same problem. How can I access this fuse?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    kenmore electric dryer 70 series wont turn on

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Unplug and turn off the gas feed. The fuse is located in the back of the series 70 attached to the lint housing near the bottom. About 1-1/2 inches long. Easy to remove, only two contact wire attachments. Note which wire goes where. Under $10.00 at an appliance parts store. Start with this fix.

If still no heat take out the ignitor assembly, located in the front, lower left. It is attached to the base of the dryer by 3 screws, the gas feed and two electrical wires with removable metal attachments (note which attachment goes where). The entire assembly will come out and the ingitor is attached to the front end. I took mine to the appliance parts store and it tested OK so it was the fuse. The owner helped me locate the fuse and suggested I try this first. The ignitor coil is about $25.00.

Both of these were easy enough for a novice (like me) to do. It saved a lot of money.

While the dryer was open I vacuumed out all the dust and lint and checked the integrity of the belt.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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Hi... Where is the ignitor & thermal fuse located?

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • lolengt Oct 14, 2008

    Hi.. I was able to fix my dryer over the weekend. It needed a new thermal fuse.



    Thank you everybody. You save me some $$$$$......

  • bakerm3b Oct 30, 2010

    were is the termal fuse located?

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There is a little white temp fuse if ti gets to hot it pops and you need a new one, it's under $10.00 and it takes less than 5 minutes to fix. I had to find out the hard way by checking everyhting else first, hope this helps.

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Check your vent it may be clog with lint , that would cause it not to heat up

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If it is a gas most likely is igniter. whitch is not very costly.you me try to do it your self.

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Unless the dryer is extremely old, you do not have a standing pilot. It uses and ignitor or glow coil which could be your problem. It could also be defective gas valve coils or an open thermal fuse. Since it is a gas unit, I recommend you call a technician.

Posted on May 10, 2008

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You probably have an open thermal fuse, the dryer will run in some cases and not heat, Just moving air across you clothes will dry them however it takes forever.

If you are electrical or mechanical replace the thermal fuse yourself if not call someone you trust, you can purchase thermal fuses on line from Sears.com just do a parts search for you specific dryer.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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hello,

i have a kenmore series 70's gas dryer that will not heat up when it is turned on and i am now smelling gas when i do try to dry my clothing. it was working yesterday but now this is happening? please help.

thank you,

tina

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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The most likely cause is a bad ignitor part number 279311. It has to glow to open the valve and ignite the gas. You should hear a loud click when you first start the dryer. That tells us there is voltage to the gas valve.

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