I have an older Kenmore electric dryer - 80 series. I was doing laundry the other night, took clothes out mid cycle, added new clothes, reset time, and hit the start button. Absolutely NOTHING happened. I've checked all circuit breakers in the house as this is how it seems to be acting, but no help. Is ther some kind of internal circuit breaker I can check?
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Re: dryer just quit
I would check to see if you have 220v to back of dryer where the cord mounts to dryer
Check the door switch, , Take back off dryer There is a fuse in the back its white oblong 2 wires coming from it, left side on blower outlet ..be carefull hook the 2 wires togather and if it comes on the fuse is bad needs replacing same way with the door switch.
The problem with mine was the same, it just quit. My problem was a little circuit board that is in the housing the start button and the timer are in. Two phillips screws and it comes off. Make sure the dryer is un-plugged. Then turn the housing so you can see the parts inside just pull the 2x3 inch p.c.b it unplugs like a anti theft chip the cars have now days. Test the continuity, but the door switch is the most common problem. The only thing I haven't replaced on my dryer is the motor. I guess that will go next. GOOD LUCK.
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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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THIS IS A BALANCE PROBLEM, IF YOU ARE PUTTING A LOT OF CLOTHES IN AT ONE TIME, YOU WILL HAVE TO BALANCE THE CLOTHES WHEN IT STOPS, DONT OVERLOAD IT, AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE EVENING THE CLOTHES OUT IN WASHER ESPECIALLY BLUEJEANS AND HEAVY THINGS, I KNOW MY WIFE DOES THIS HA, TRY THIS AND LET ME KNOW THKS LARRY
This is a pretty easy fix and I recently had the same problem. I made a quick video about it. The problem was the dryer was run only a few mins then quit. The dryer limit was tripping because the control thermostat was not shutting down the lower safety limit was tripping and the power from the control thermostat was diverted via the orange wire to the timer motor which kinda caused the main motor to stop. When i ran the dryer in NO HEAT the dryer stayed running and that was my clue as to what may of been happening and that was the problem in a nutshell. My video:
dryers take a lot of power to run.the circuit is tripping because it cannot take the load of the dryer.you may have to get a dryer line installed.check the value on the circuit breaker.u need to use twice that value on the dryer.with clothes added to the dryer the motor takes more current to spin.this extra current is greater than the circuit breaker value so it trips to prevent the house wire from going on fire.
Hi Dave. The problem is the drive belt. They aren't that difficult to replace and can be done with just a few tools. I'll need the exact model number off of the dryer to explain how to gain access to it, though. The number can be found behind the door on the cabinet (it'll start with 3 digits then a decimal point then more digits, like this; xxx.xxxxxxx)