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Kenmore 110.66812690 electric dryer wont spin, heating element works


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#1 ScottG

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Hello,

Our dryer is not working.

Then heating element is on with the door open or closed.

The motor does not run under any circumstance.

I have checked several components with the multi meter

Door switch - works properly
Start switch - works properly
Thermal fuses - work properly except the one that looks like this http://www.repaircli...er=110.66812690 Posted Image Which i will replace.

The motor spins freely when spun by hand.

The thing that concerns/puzzles me is that the heating element is coming on even with the door open or closed. The only way to make it turn off is putting the timer switch in one of the "off" positions or unplugging the whole unit. One of the wires that connects to the heating element appears some what melted or that it has been overheated.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thank you

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:39 PM


... heating element is coming on even with the door open or closed.
(bad) Heater Element partially shorted to chassis (ground)
That will cause that Thermal Fuse to blow (preventing Motor run)
http://www.repaircli...sp?R=154&N=2438

 

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

Grand master thank you for the quick reply.

I will replace the heating element and the thermal fuse.

Thank you.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

Sure enough when i took the heating element off I can see where a part that holds the element in place is broken and where the element grounded out. I can also see where it has over heated, but the thermal fuse that trips the element was ineffective as it was a short.

Boy I'm lucky my wife figured out that something was wrong before it caught fire.

I'll try and post a picture.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

Buy the GMF and your wife a beer.
Call your insurance agent and tell him to stand down.




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