Ken more 70 series dryer no heat, tried everything.

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Old 05-23-13, 12:54 PM
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Ken more 70 series dryer no heat, tried everything.

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My 70 series dryer stopped heating but the drum runs in timer mode. In the non-timer mode it doesn't even start. Vents are clear, it's getting 240 V power, checked 3 thermostats/thermal fuse and all had continuity, heating coil had continuity, noticed timer resistor's cover looked burned & cracked so I thought I had the answer but my multimeter set on x1K showed a reading of 4 which I assume is 4000 ohms. All that is left that I can think of is the timer which is over $100 so I'll probably just buy a more efficient unit if that's the case. Am I missing anything here ? Could there still be a problem with the resistor ?

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Old 05-23-13, 01:17 PM
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Need the model # to figure it out.
 
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Old 05-23-13, 02:23 PM
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new dryer aren't much more efficient,Most All the power is used in heater coil.
 
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Old 05-23-13, 08:49 PM
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I'll agree with Don.....new dryers aren't any more efficient.....just more expensive.

You sound like a true handyman. Take the timer cover off and check out the contacts. There is a schematic and timer function chart somewhere on the dryer. In that chart it tells you what contacts do what. I've taken apart and fixed many timers. Sometimes the contacts are burned and need to be replaced other times just an adjustment will take care of the problem.
 
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Old 05-28-13, 11:14 AM
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Broken timer contact

Thanks for the replies. The model # is 11068702894. I had the same argument about how electric dryers can only be so efficient so I appreciate the feedback.

I did decide to open the timer, good advice, their was a burnt contact at the red wire. Probably a 50 cent part but I have to buy the whole timer best I can tell.

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Old 05-28-13, 03:42 PM
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You might be able to file contacts, Small emery board works.
 
 

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