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Thread: Kenmore 70 Series Electric Dryer Stops when it gets hot

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    Exclamation Kenmore 70 Series Electric Dryer Stops when it gets hot

    Model Number: 110.62712
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: More than 10 years

    I have a 12 year old Sears Kenmore Dryer that has recently stopped working. I was told it was making a noise before it stopped. When i first looked at it, if you pressed the start button it would just hum. The next day I tried it and it just hummed when you pressed and held the button in. I took the top, back and control panel off and vacuumed a bunch of lint off of it. As a side note, the exhaust is in the room into a water filled bucket. After putting it back together it still did not work. Tonight I pressed the button and it worked so we dried some clothes. After about 20 minutes of drying it stopped on its own. When pressing the button nothing happened, no hum, nothing. After about 1 1/2 hours I walked by it and pressed the button and it worked again. Sounds like something is overheating. I don't know what. Can someone please give me some advice. Thanks

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    From the information you posted it sounds like your motor is starting to go out on you, very common when it does this.

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    Jake
    Thanks. I am not one to work on these types of appliances but I was guessing that's what it was. By looking at the video, it appears pretty easy. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    From the information you posted it sounds like your motor is starting to go out on you, very common when it does this.

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    Ok, sounds good, keep us posted.

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