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My Kenmore 80 dryer won't start. I've checked the thermal

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Hi John... my Kenmore 80 dryer won't start. I've checked the thermal fuse and the door switch but both look good. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Please post complete model number.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
110 60802990
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Does the timer advance?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no, the timer does not advance, I hear no ticking
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Does the inside light work?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yep, the light works and the door switch works too
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

So the light does go off when you push in the door switch?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the light goes off when I push the door switch
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Does the dryer hum when you press start?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No, the dryer does not hum, it is completely silent
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Then you will need to replace the control to fix this.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you referring to the circuit board?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Which control do I need to replace?
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Yes the circuit board.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok, thanks. I'll try that and let you know if that fixes the problem.
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

Not a problem.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a better source for this part?Sears wants a $143 for this simple little card that has about $2 worth of parts on it.
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

You said thermal fuse looks good. Did you test it with a multimeter?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I tested the thermal fuse with a multimeter and confirmed continuity
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 2 years ago.

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