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Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« on: September 22, 2008, 04:08:16 PM »
I have a kenmore gas dryer and it will not heat. I have taken the back off and when i start it in the timed cycle,i see the heating element glow and then shut off.It will fire up once in a while for a few minutes.Can anyone help?

Model 110.78702895

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 05:36:46 PM »
model number ?
could be the commonly bad Gas Valve Coils, part # 279834
They get intetmittemt when warm.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 11:18:37 PM »
A kenmore 70 series model #110.78702895. On the timed cycle it turns of,but the other cycles keep going forever.

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 09:19:15 AM »
Replace these intermittant coils and you will be good to go.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 11:51:59 PM »
replaced the coils and it works Great!!!! Thank you Very Much.

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 01:03:28 PM »
I have a kenmore gas dryer and it will not heat. I have taken the back off and when i start it in the timed cycle,i see the heating element glow and then shut off.It will fire up once in a while for a few minutes.Can anyone help?

After reading this page we purchased the coil kit for our Kenmore Series 70 dryer,installed and it wasn't the problem.On "More Dry,"(and probably the other settings.Haven't tried them all), it just keeps going and going. We've jumped all the fuses too.

PLEASE HELP !

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 01:05:19 PM »
Does the Igniter Glow ?

Model Number ?

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 01:09:44 PM »
Does the Igniter Glow ?

Model Number ?



Model #110.76702690
Igniter Glow? No

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 01:34:42 PM »
... Igniter Glow? No
Then it wouldn't be the Coils,

Have you checked the Igniter ?  (may be 400 OHMS at room temperature)

WHIRLPOOL Dryer Igniter Kit and Bracket, part number: 279311




Have you checked the Thermal Fuse?

WHIRLPOOL Dryer Thermal Fuse, part number: 3392519



Is there any heat from the Gas ?
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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 02:13:57 PM »
When you replaced the coils did you clean out the dryer by taking it apart and throroughly removing all the lint build up including the outside vent? If the dryer needs cleaning then it ain't gonna run right.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 02:48:16 PM »
I jumped the fuse and I don't know how to check the igniter!! No heat at all.Nothing.We cleaned it all out.Need to know how to check the igniter,looks like it may be the problem.Thanks

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2008, 02:58:03 PM »
with an OHM meter (Dryer unplugged)

or a volt meter Dryer running.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2008, 03:06:02 PM »
with an OHM meter (Dryer unplugged)

or a volt meter Dryer running.
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I don't see a spark when I'm looking through the eyehole of the dryer.Should I check it with a meter anyway?Could it just be dirty? Do igniters get dirty or should it be replaced. Thanks!

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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2008, 03:22:40 PM »
Dryer Igniters don't spark, they just Glow like a heating element
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Re: Kenmore 70 series dryer won't heat
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2008, 03:28:41 PM »
There's NO glow whatsoever  :'( I had the room pitch black and there wasn't any glow anywhere,at all.Do you think the igniter is my problem? Thanks

 

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