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    Default [FIXED] Kenmore dryer stopped working

    Model Number: 110.8866293
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    Hi,

    The dryer just stopped working all of a sudden. Timer works, but push on start switch and nothing. Can no longer find manual, nor am i an electrician (read tell me how to test item), however, I`m willing to look at what is necessary to try and fix it. I`ve heard about fuses inside, however, none that I can see. I have access to multimeter and can check different areas.... figure it may be the start/stop switch or a fuse, just need to know where to look.
    Thanx in advance for any info you could provide.

    Allan

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    Hi Allan,

    Please double check your model#, nothing is coming up on that one.

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    That is the model number Jake.... kenmore special edition 110.8866293 . Matched up with a 110.4766292 washer. I only found one or two postings while googling it, which is why I asked the question because under those postings, no info to my problem. It is white, has a large timer on left hand side, 3 temp positions, and a signal onéof push start switch....

    Allan

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    Still can't locate it, Canadian Model?

    At any rate, it sounds like your thermal fuse went out.

    If the filter on top of the dryer? or in the door?

    Unplug your machine before opening it up.

    If the filter is on top, then your thermal fuse is in the back of your dryer on the blower wheel housing, its white in color.

    If the filter is in the door, then your thermal fuse is in the front of the dryer behind the lower front access panel on the blower wheel housing.

    Ohm it for continuity, normal would be 0 ohms.


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    Hello,

    Sorry for the delay in replying.....

    Yes, it is a canadian model....

    Filter is on top.
    I did unplug the dryer before opening it up..... haven`t had a chance to get back behind it yet...

    Blower wheel housing, would that be on the right or left (looking at it from behind, left is the filter side, right is the timer side)....

    As for ohming it, set the multimeter on ohms, and touch both prongs of the fuse?

    Thanks for the help, it is appreciated.

    Allan

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    Yes, both probes.

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    on the 20k ohm setting, touching both prongs gives 7.01. When unplugged from the dryer, the 2 prongs still give 7.01 but the fuse itself gives no reading (ie doesn`t change from the 1 reading i get when turning on the meter)

    Allan

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    I just wanted to say thank you, because I replaced the thermal fuse, and everything works again.... thank you for your help, it is appreciated.

    Allan

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    Excellent Allan, good job.

    The main reason the thermal fuse blows is air flow restrictions in your exhaust hose that goes to the outside of your home, lint build-up over the years effects the air flow, also go outside and check your dryer vent, that can clog up too.

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    Thank you for the heads up Jake.
    Before trying anything, i took the shop vac and cleaned up all the lint in all orifices I could find on the dryer. The exhaust tubing had come off the exit and lint had been flying up everywhere into the back of the dryer (looked like a giant lint catcher). The actual fuse was brown on the inside (looked burnt). By letting me know about the tubing itself, I will definitely pass the shopvac throughout the entire length of tubing to make sure. I appreciate the help... at least I didn`t need the 2 things I can`t afford at the moment... the visit from the tech, or the new dryer my wife was looking at.....

    Allan

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