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I have a kenmore 80 series 120v clothes dryer that will not…

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I have a kenmore 80 series 120v clothes dryer that will not turn on
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

Do you have a model number located on a sticker just inside the door way so I can better assist you?

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

Hello, I see you started a new question but this is your original question so please respond here.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Are both you and Joel working with me or did I get transferred to you
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

It should just be me. Joel didn't realize you had already started this question first.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

Do you have a model number located on a sticker just inside the door way so I can better assist you?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Kenmore model 110.70812990
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

Perfect, thank you. One moment.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

So, the first thing you'll need to do is open the door and push on the door switch to make sure it clicks. If the door switch doesn't click anymore then replace the door switch because if the dryer doesn't think the door is closed which stops the dryer from running. Other than that, your thermal fuse is likely bad. This is located on the back of your dryer so below is a video on how to access and test the fuse if the door switch is still clicking and working like it should.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The door switch clicks and the thermal fuse reads 0 ohms
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

The only other 2 things that can cause the issue if you're certain the dryer has 110 volts getting to it from your house is the start switch and the main timer control . Check the start switch for continuity across the 2 large terminals when you turn the start switch. If you have continuity, replace the timer. If you don't have continuity, replace the start switch.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have continuity across the 2 large terminals on the start switch when I push it. I have 120 volts. The light inside the dryer works when I open the door. I will go get a timer and replace and let you know later today if it works
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago

ok good luck.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Joel called me. I don't know how I got both of you. I noticed a wire hanging in the back that is for the dryer moisture sensor that is missing. He sent me a YouTube video and the part number. I am going to replace that. I should not get charged from both of you
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 months ago
Ok well good luck. The moisture sensor wire hanging is definitely a problem but it won't stop the dryer from running
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