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Dryer motor will not turn on. Circuit board has been replaced; motor repay has been checked ok. How do you get to the motor? The unit seems to be welded at the top and the back can be unscrewed but the top bein welded will not let the back come off??

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  • bill_finc312 Nov 08, 2010

    The Model # / Stock # :

    110-96595220 65952 What do I need to check to determine where the problem is? The motor is not coming on when the Air Only is selected and the start button is selected.

  • bill_finc312 Nov 11, 2010

    My dryer model # is 110 96595220 65952 . It has the filter at the bottom of the door. Can you give me directions for this dryer??



  • bill_finc312 Nov 11, 2010

    I was not satisfied with the answer you gave; the answer was not specific to this dryer. I did find the problem; the thermal fuse was blown. I don't think you mentioned that in your diagnosis. This dryer has many switches in the circuit that could keep the motor from running.



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If the unit has a lint filter in the top then remove the screen and take out the two screws then use a flat tip screw driver and push the clips in to lift the lid the clips are in the front about one inch in from either side of the unit.then take off the screws that hold the front panel can also try and hold the door switch in at the same time some one is pushing or turning the start button and then at the same time try to turn the drum by hand and see if it starts.once you get the fron panel off then you may need to clean the unit out and blow or vaccum any lint build up in the motor area.if the drum turns then it just might need to be cleaned if it still does not turn then you may also hace a bad door switch.

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  • seth adams Nov 12, 2010

    well very sorry that i did not mention any of the thermal fuse.and i am glad you got it running they did cross my mind just forgot to mention them.


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There many models i do need your model th help to get to motor . but most kenmore dryes if filter is in top on left .. the top is removed and inside front cornors 2 screws release the front . other model s the top control panel is removed and under it is 3 screws tha the top will pull forward and the rest is easy . so with a model # i can help more .. feed back pls mm.. you may not have a motor problem . things like door sw . / one time thermo located on the filter vent housing / bad wiring ( loose connections .) or even the power 220 volts . 1/2 or the line may be out .. ?? do you have any lights or display on front of mach . .. feed back pls mm ..

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  • dennis dodge Nov 09, 2010

    ok with the model # you need to ck the thermal cut out . located below the drum on on the back side of the vent housing . ( remove the front panel to get to it it is white andabout 1 1/4 " long and only twoo wires go to it you can jump this to test but do replace it if bad as it is a proctor . . this is a one time fuse you cannot reset it it is part # 59 on sears lay out . hope this helps mm



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