Question about Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer
Hi there - I have a Kenmore Series 80 model #110.74882401. Just this week it stopped firing. I cleaned it out and it fired during the cycle. Now it's only firing for 7-10 seconds about every other minute and not drying the clothes. I could fix the problem my self if I knew what it was. I looked and did not see any burnt wires, nothing smells funny, it's just not firing enough to dry the clothes. If you need any further info, please let me know.
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:
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Posted on Jun 30, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My clothes smell burnt
If you have done any recent painting or drywall work, oftentimes the dryer will breathe these fumes and it will affect the smell of your clothes. (Just had the same problem) Maybe let the area air out and see if that corrects your problem
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
it sounds like a clog in vent.if yours vents up thru roof you may need to have a chimney sweep come out and sweep vent.check and make sure the vent hose is net kinked or full of lint.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Sometime recently there has been a petroleum product used in the house. Possibly an oil based paint, stain, varnish, adhesive or some form of cleaning product.
Anyone of these products or many others like them, contain a distillate of liquid. Check around the house.
Until that oil based product dries or cures, the odor and vapors will remain and so will the dryer smell.
At the end of the drying cycle, use the air fluff cycle to purge out the smell. Besure to return the selector on the dryer back to it's prior postition.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
bad heater box fuse,get the model number from inside the dryer door,and go to your local appliance parts store and give them the number and they will get you a thermal fuse kit,remove the back of dryer and you will see the heater box on the right side
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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