I have a 70 series Kenmore Dryer, recently replaced the timer and the heater element. Occassionally the dryer won't heat, but most of the time it will. Also, the more major problem I'm seeking an answer to, is the fact that the timer still doesn't turn off the dryer....it would continue running for hours if left untouched. This doesn't work whether in timed mode or a preset mode.
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Re: Kenmore Dryer 70 series
Hi, the problem with the dryer not stopping is most likely the switch that controls when it starts. This switch is located behind the button you would push in to start the dryer, and if you can take off the rear panel and get to it, you can most likely adjust the internal contacts so that they don't continuously make contact. Or you could just replace the switch, which might be easier!
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The heating element in the dryer is got short and causing this problem.
If the heating element checks out ok then its faulty timer motor causing the problem.this 2 parts are to be checked.First the heating element and next the timer control board motor.
Locate the heating coil for the dryer along the back of the appliance behind the drum. The coil resembles a large, stretched spring.Check the back of the dryer to see if the heater coil is warming up while the dryer operates. Keep hands clear of the dryer at all times while inspecting the coil. If it does not begin to show obvious signs of warmth within one minute, the coil is likely burned out and must be replaced.You can also test it with meter.If there is no continuity the element is confirm faulty and needs replacement.--------- You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com .--------- this should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
are you getting power down to the heater?why did you change all those other parts?you need to unplug the dryer,with a meter read out all the parts you changed out again but first make sure you have 240 volts coming to the machine,you can check it at the cord in the back,touch the white to the red,you should have 110 volts or 120,then go from the white to the black and you should have the same thing,if not the problem is in the house,if it's correct make sure you have power coming down to the heater,you could have a bad timer or a burnt wire,when you check the other parts unplug the dryer and whatever part you check at least one wire has to be removed,do this and you'll find your problem,if you did this first you wouldn't of bought all those parts.let me know what you find
the heater element has two parts to the heat coil if one of the coils breaks it will not get hot enough to heat the load all the way to set of the sensor to stop . it seems like you need to replace your heat element . if you want to know how to take it apart i have a couple of posts that tell how or reply back the coil costs about 89 dollars you can get one pre strung for around double the cost
Are you getting any heat at all? Did you change the thermal cut-off which is mounted near the top of the heater box? This is the only other piece in the heating circuit. If you changed it already you could have problem in the timer or in motor. There is a switch in the motor that controls heat also.