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Kenmore series 70 electric dryer won't start.

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Dryer just quit on me. Replaced the door switch since I was already there and that didn't help. Jumped the thermal fuse and that didn't help. Anybody got any ideas?

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see if you have somthing stuck in the blower housing, or unhook the belt and see if the motor is hard to turn. If nothin is stuck, and the motor is tight, you get to replace the motor.

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Make sure you have power to the dryer at the outlet, also you could have a bad timer, start switch, burnt wire at the terminal block where the cord attaches,  get your volt stick and see where you are loosing voltage.  Check the breaker box in the house.

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To eliminate the timer on this  ....

Make sure that polarity is correct in the outlet.

Plug the dryer in and set the timer to timed dry  about 50 minutes.

Take your black lead on your volt meter and stick it on a Nuetral wire at the outlet.

With the red lead on your meter check The Black (marked on timer as BK) wire at the timer (should have 120v)

Next check the blue lead ( marked BU) out of the timer ( should have 120 v)

If you HAVE proper voltage at those 2 points you can elimate the timer

If You dont have voltage there replace the timer as long as you know that ya have good power to the dryer ......

This is the same for 220v and 120 v   models

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Your complaint does sound like a motor    If the lint filter is on top the part # is 279827    If the lint filter is in the door  part # 279787....

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One other thing. When I push the start button, I get a buzzing sound inside of the housing where the start switch and the timer are. Could that be a clue as to what is going on?

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Please post a model # on that appliance some dryers did have a relay in the push to start button ... ... If ya post a correct model we can get you some more detailed information on items to check .... Thanks

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Sorry. The model number is 66702690. I checked the timer as suggested with a meter and the black and blue leads are getting the proper voltage. I also jumped the start button switch (two leads with one a double wire) and still get a buzzing noise inside the dryer.

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replace the motor  part # 279827    ...... make sure that you get a good grip on the blower wheel or it turns into a nightmare  ....... when ya push the start button its humming   most likely motor cause ya checked the timer like instructed  ......just make sure the motor turns freely and nothing dropped down the lint shoot you'll be ok....   If the motor turns and is really tight   its the motor....    IMHO change the motor 

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