Kenmore Dyer Not Starting

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Old 04-22-08, 11:27 PM
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Kenmore Dyer Not Starting

I believe the model# is 66812692.

When pressing the "start" button, heat comes on and clicking sound is heard from the timer, but the dryer doesn't start.

Just an FYI: This is my first time ever working on a home appliance, so I have no clue where to start the trouble-shooting process. Please be kind

All help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Sure your motor is not spinning with the belt disconnected? Have you tried to open a bottom access panel and have a look?
 
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Old 04-23-08, 06:42 PM
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I am having about the same problem.

I think it wants to starts, but doesn't. u just hear the humming.

It happened before, but a year or 2 ago, but if I waited a few hours it would work again. But not this time.

I never open one before. Should i be concern of electric discharge?

My dryer is probably quite old. It was there when I granddad was still at home, so over 20yrs. it is an Inglis or Inqlis Citation.
 
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Old 04-24-08, 03:49 PM
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Sure your motor is not spinning with the belt disconnected? Have you tried to open a bottom access panel and have a look?
It doesn't seem to have a bottom access panel. It looks like the entire front piece would need to be removed.
 
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NRJ IF THE HUMMING NIOISE IS COMING FROM THE LOWER AREA YOU WILL NEED A MOTOR.
the not starting dose the drum turn fairly easy by hand? if so the belt might be broke, door switch bad may also cause problem
 
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Old 04-24-08, 04:20 PM
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NRJ IF THE HUMMING NIOISE IS
the not starting dose the drum turn fairly easy by hand? if so the belt might be broke, door switch bad may also cause problem
The drum does not turn easily, there is resistance. Is there a way to test the door switch?
 
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it turns but not that easy and i can only turn it in one direction.
 
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it turns but not that easy and i can only turn it in one direction.
Not to sound rude, could you start your own thread? I just don't want to read through posts to find a response that is meant for me.
 
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since it is basicly the same problem, why start a new thread?
 
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Old 04-25-08, 11:57 AM
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I believe I found the problem.

Bypassed the thermal fuse and the dryer started. Will be buying a new one within the next hour.
 
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If you are still around, keep us posted. The thermal fuse should not allow the dryer to heat, turn - nothing. But you said yours got hot without turning the drum. That does not sound like thermal fuse. You may have a coincidence occuring if you bypassed it and it now works. It probably would have worked if you let it (thermal fuse) remain plugged in.
 
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