The power will not come on. The circuits are fine and it is plugged in.
I used it and it worked fine, then the next load that I put in the light would not come of for the power when I pushed the power button. We have checked the circuits and they are fine, and the plug is in the wall.
Our model is LEW005OPQ if that makes any difference.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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If the dryer is doing nothing at all, sounds like you lost power to it or the door switch has failed even if you hear a clicking sound. Check to see if you have power at the outlet where the dryer is plugged in. Use a hair dryer or other portable device. If there is no power there, check the circuit breaker for that outlet. It may have tripped.
OK everyone, my ears are red. Over the weekend, I gave this another shot, since my warranty repair appointment isn't until next week.
I opened the dryer door (the drum light is off, indicating no power at all) and went to the circuit breaker box, and flipped the washer/dryer breaker back to off and then re-set the breaker again.
When I got to the laundry room - the drum light was on!
So I powered up the unit, and ran the machine. It ran for about one minute, and then went off. So I went back and re-set the breaker again.
Visually, the breakers did NOT LOOK tripped - but flipping the thing off and then on to re-set the breaker worked.
This time, the dryer is working fine. The bad part is: I need to replace the breaker for the second time. So this is NOT a defective dryer, it is a bad electrical supply. I will call the electrician back to make him fix this right. . . . .
Thanks again for all who responded. This is a new unit, purchased on 7/7/2009.
Check for a blown thermal fuse. It is located just inside the rear of the dryer and is usually attached to the exhaust duct. It is about one inch long and can be tested for continuity using a multimeter or ohm meter. If it does not have continuity, then it is defective and will have to be replaced. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Hello. i can help you. begin by checking the power.
Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
If that doesnt get it working again get back as there are other things that could have gone wrong.
the problem might be the start switch itself. if the switch is going bad it could have either a carbon buildup on the contacs preventing it from starting (unlikely) or the contacs are wearing out and it is more hit or miss if it will start. as time goes on the problem will get wose