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Kenmore series 80 gas dryer not heating

Hi. I reset fuse, cleaned hose (which did have a lot of lint... even though I clean lint tray after every cycle).. but still no heat. I have no idea how to take off the back of the dryer or what to look for. Can you help? Thanks!

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  • jlyustman Oct 14, 2008

    I have a series 80, model number 11071812001 with the same problem. Today, I replace the gas coil valves (both) once is a 2 prong and the other 3 prongs. But that did not solve the problem. My next step will be to replace the igniter. Can you think of other parts for me to look at once I have it open. Thanks!

  • doc_218 Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same issue. The ignitor does glow, and the gas ignites for the first couple of cycles, but after about 20 mins or so in, the ignitor glows, however the gas no longer ignites. If I wait another 10-15 mins, and turn the dryer back on the same thing happens. I can get a flame for the first couple of cycles of the heating process and then after while the gas no longer ignites even though the ignitor is glowing bright orange.

  • cjjb1962 Dec 19, 2008

    how do you replace the gas coils on a kenmore series 80?

  • ajcalio Dec 27, 2008

    my dryer is spinning, but no heat.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I'm not sure yet but I think I need to replace the coils based on this synopsis. If this is indeed the fix then... most helpful.

  • jak of all Apr 25, 2009

    kemore series 80 not heating. How do I get the front cover off to access the coils and igniter?

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If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Igniter
Gas valve coils
Thermal fuse
Igniter Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

Gas valve coils Watch the igniter. Does it glow bright orange, then shut off without igniting the gas? (When the gas ignites there's a large blue flame.) If so, there may be defective coils on the gas valve. Mounted on the top of modern gas valves, there are black electrical coils. The coils, when energized, open the gas valve. If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) If my assistance helped resolve this issue, please show your appreciation by rating how effective my advice was in resolving this issue.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series. No lint

lint trap is blocked.Take off back cover, clean it out. un-plug it.theres about 15 screws

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