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Kenmore 80 series 110.66812692 does nothing

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Greetings!

I have a Kenmore 80 series dryer (110.66812692) that just decided to die on me. I have done the following;

checked continuity on the thermal fuse, start switch, temp. control switch, timer, high limit thermostat, door switch, cycling thermostat, and the power cord; everything tested good.

I also checked the voltage at the wall outlet and that seems to be good, too.

I cannot get this dryer to do anything...please help!

Brian

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Has this Dryer worked for you up till now at this location ?
Try this test:
While someone presses the Start Switch,
check the voltage from each side of the white Thermal Fuse to chassis (ground)
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/2986

 

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I replaced the door switch last week because it went out. But today, the same type of thing again - just died. Wife has been doing laundry all day, and when she went to start this load, it wouldn't start.

Forgive my ignorance, but can you explain in a little more detail how you want me to check the start switch?

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not the Start Switch ...

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. He wants you to test the thermal fuse that is in the picture, not the start switch.

. Put one clamp of your volt meter onto the connection on one side of the pictured fuse, connect the other lead to something metal on the dryer. Press start and note the voltage. Now move the first lead to the other side of the pictured fuse, press start again, and note the voltage.

. Your old door switch tested no continuity when closed, right?

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Sorry about the typo...I meant thermal fuse

I removed the wires from the thermal fuse, plugged the dryer in, put one lead on one side of fuse, the other lead on dryer metal - voltage read 00.0

Put lead on other side of thermal fuse, the other on dryer metal - voltage read 00.0

When I checked continuity on the door switch I put one lead on the right prong, the other lead on the left prong, shut the dryer door and got a reading of 00.7

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I meant to add that during this test of the thermal fuse, my voltage read 00.0 when my wife pressed the start button

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First, I didn't tell you to remove any wires ...

All voltage tests should be made with the devices connected unless otherwise directed.

I forgot to mention to set the Dryer Dial to a drying cycle . . .

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My apologies. I re-did this test according to the directions (old and new) and my voltage still read 00.0 when the start button was pushed.

I mentioned earlier that I checked voltage coming out of the wall, but I realized that I never checked voltage at the terminal block. Here are the results;

Right and Left - 42 volts

Left and Middle - 01.3 volts

Right and Middle 123 volts

I'm thinking this is my problem. New cord? New terminal block?

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yes, that's your problem.. but there can't be any - negative voltages

Either loose connections (Nuts) on the Terminal Block

OR may be loose connections in the Wall Outlet

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Sorry, I shouldn't have used the " - " in my post. Nothing was negative on my reading. I carelessly used that symbol like one would create a list;

- item one

- item two

- item three

I will go purchase a new cord in the morning. Thanks to everyone for the help!

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