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FIXED Kenmore 80 series will not start

jgibbs88

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Location
Raleigh NC
Model Number
110.66814690
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Dryer will not start when I push the start button. There a grinding noise coming from behind the control panel when i push the start button. The light inside the dryer works that it. Any clue what it might be? Thanks
 
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jeff1

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Hi,

A grinding noise or just a ticking noise? Any hummmming noise?

Q - My dryer is dead, what could do that ?

A- Common problems...blown house fuse/tripped breaker ( electric dryers need 2 )...loose white/neutral wire...broken belt ( on some models only )...door switch/door switch bracket...*thermal fuse open ( venting needs attention )...broken or burnt wire...timer...motor...burnt power cord/plug...start switch ( especially the ones with a built in relay switch )

* If you find a blown thermal fuse, always clean, change, adjust the venting system and vent hood first.

Thermal-Fuse-3392519-00882790.jpg LINK> Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset

[video=youtube;3nicyh6EUHc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3nicyh6EUHc[/video]

Door-Switch-279347-00928734.jpg LINK> Standard lid/door switch kit, 3-wire switch

[video=youtube;RTmPSXdExhw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RTmPSXdExhw[/video]

jeff.
 

jgibbs88

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Its like a clicking/grinding cycling noise when I hold the start button in. If I hold the button in and open dryer door( when light comes on) its stops making that noise. Its been working fine until today.
 
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jeff1

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Its like a clicking/grinding cycling noise
That just sounds like the timer motor running....makes a clicking/clacking noise, that is normal.

jeff.
 

jeff1

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Thankx for the update.

jeff.
 
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