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I can hear it running--but it doesn't spin

I have a 66812 Kenmore dryer. Now what if it doesn't heat either?

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Your belt is broken the heat should still work.

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I have a Kenmore Electric Dryer Model 66812. The motor runs, but the heat doesn't come on ... so it's not drying. What's wrong? Is it worth fixing? Estimate to fix?


ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.

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Gonna need a new belt (if you can hear the motor whirring with your ear to the top of the machine).
Be blessed.

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I typed in 66812 not the number that is showing - I need to know what receptacle to use with the Kenmore 66812 electric dryer. Thanks for any help you can give me.


on the front of dryer open the door there should be a tag or on the rear where the cord goes into the dryer there should be a tag to tell you what the voltage is
should be a 250 volt plug and outlet to match
nema # plug-S42 AND THE OUTLET # 6-30 OR 6-50

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Can you hear the motor running when it is supposed to? If so, the belt has either broken, the belt tensioner spring has broken or come off, or the belt has come off of the motor pulley. If you hear humming, but no motor running, the motor start capacitor is likely bad and should be replaced.

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Hope this info helps, ps don't forget to give me a rating thanks!!


For an electric dryer that runs but doesn’t heat, follow this repair roadmap:
Flip the circuit breaker off and then back on. Electric dryers run on a two-pole, 240v breaker. A common problem is for one of the legs to break which cuts the 240v that the elements need to heat up but it still supplies the 120v for the motor. The result is that the dryer runs but doesn’t heat.
If the breaker checks out, then it’s time to do some surgery. Unplug the dryer and open it up.
. Use your ohm meter to test the thermostats. All should show continuity.
Measure the resistance of the heating element with your ohm meter. Normal readings are in the neighborhood of 30 ohms.
In rare cases, the centrifugal switch in the motor can fail which breaks the power circuit for the heating elements. If this is the case, then the entire motor must be replaced since the centrifugal switch is built into the motor.

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Kenmore Electric Dryer 66812 clicking not starting


I hate to tell you this, but it is probably the timer. The good news is that it is easy to replace and you don't have to have a tech to do it.

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Motor runs, but no spin on Kenmore front load dryer


more than likely your belt has come off there is a panel in back remove it and look inside now the wheel that keeps the belt tight has a habit of coming off if some yahoo didn't put it on right find it and look for two slots in the floor of the drier it slips into put it in the slots and pull it down then put the belt on top of it should fix the problem

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