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Thread: Kenmore Series 80 Gas Dryer - no heat

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    Default Kenmore Series 80 Gas Dryer - no heat

    Model Number: 110.76822690
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: More than 10 years

    Hi. Thought I could rely upon other threads...until I read more. So here's my specifics:

    Everything appears to run correctly, just no heat. I don't hear it firing up after a moment of spinning. Last use...someone put it on the highest heat setting (which we never do). Not sure how old this unit is.

    Model: 110.76822690
    Serial# MF4005511

    If I'm guessing correctly, I should check for continuity on the Thermal cut-off fuse, and High Limit thermostat. If that doesn't solve the problem...???

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    Yes, its possibly the thermal fuse thats bad, on gas dyers a bad thermal fuse will make the dryer run but not heat.

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer part#3392519 is RepairClinic item#2986



    This video shows how to access your thermal fuse:



    This video shows how to test it:




    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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    Now if the thermal fuse tests fine, you have one more to ohm for continuity, its your high-limit thermostat:
    Manufacturer part number 3403140 is RepairClinic item number 2926




    Let us know what you find.

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    OK...fuses passed continuity test. On to figure out how this thing lights up? Or should I be checking for something else?

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    Ok, now ohm the igniter glow bar for continuity.

    Here's the igniter glow bar for your model:
    Manufacturer part number 279311 is RepairClinic item number 3415


    Here's the video to access/change it:




    Here's how to test it:




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    Got it - it passed the continuity test. What's next?

    (BTW...awesome video & instruction...never would have made it this far without you!)

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    Now check your motor heat switch, the motor heat switch contacts usually are 1 & 2 on the motor switch.

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    The #1 & #2 contacts on that black switch where the wires connect to.

    Use your ohm meter to check continuity between the #1 & #2 contacts. Take the wires off the contacts first, and make sure your dryer is unplugged.

    It should be open not closed. Closed would show continuity, which is 0 ohms.

    Here's the motor for your model you can order here if your motor heat switch is bad:
    Manufacturer part number 279827 is RepairClinic item number 2584


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