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kenmore dryer not run
« on: April 01, 2009, 09:44:53 PM »
I have this kenmore series 90,  the dryer is a gas type,  
when I push the start button i can hear the motor sound bzzzzzz
but the drum doesnt move

I open the door and by pass the door sw, then start again, the buzzz sound start but i help to move the drum whit my hands and the drum start to rotate by itself,
so the motor only rotates if I help a little bit,  what could be wrong_

if you think its the motor how can i check this,

thank you

Model 110.76932691
« Last Edit: April 01, 2009, 10:03:18 PM by Al Capone »

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 09:48:54 PM »
Hi Jos

Could you post the model number for us?
Series 90 is not a model number.

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 10:00:58 PM »
sorry, the model is 110 76932691 76932


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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 10:05:10 PM »
sorry, the model is 110 76932691 76932


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No problem.

Only 110.76932691 is the model number, not sure what the 76932 is.

I updated the topic information to include the model number.

Now we just need to wait for a appliance technician to come along and help answer your questions.

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 10:10:52 PM »
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the motor only rotates if I help a little bit,  what could be wrong_

Chances are the motor itself is bad and needs to be replaced.

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if you think its the motor how can i check this

If you have voltage to the motor and there is not something caught in the blower wheel keeping the motor from turning freely then replace the motor.

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Re: kenmore drer not run
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009, 10:18:29 PM »
Turn the drum by hand. Is it easy to do? 
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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 10:38:10 PM »
yes its easy to move by hand, looks like this motor need a little jump
i try to find a bad capacitor but cant find it

as i mention, the dryer start to run normal only if help to move the drum a little bit then the motor continue moving by its self

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 10:40:33 PM »
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i try to find a bad capacitor but cant find it

There is no start capacitor for the motor.

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 10:46:15 PM »
ok, looks like i should replace the motor
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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 10:51:30 PM »
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 a Kenmore dryer series 90 but in 220v, could be possible to use same motor? no mater the voltage?


or should be a gas type dryer, i will find a second hand motor,
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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 10:56:09 PM »
They are all 115 volts unless you live in england or europe
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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 12:06:39 AM »
I just notice another issue, I just plug the cord to the 110v,  and the ignite element start to turn on, (lighter), this is not a normal action, also when I open the front door, if I activate manually the switch i can hear a click in the coils,  all this happen without push the start cycle,
any i idea what should i check ?

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2009, 06:31:57 AM »
If the motor is bad, chances are the motor centrifugal switch is also affected, causing power to the burners while the motor is not running. This is what has failed on the motor, and you should stop using the dryer until the motor has been replaced.

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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2009, 11:31:08 AM »
Take a wire off the start switch and see if it still does it.
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Re: kenmore dryer not run
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 10:10:39 PM »
Hello
    Finally I got this dryer running ,first i suspect some thing abnormal, because when i plug it, the ignite start by itself,
so i disassemble it, it was very dirty, so i clean it, and remove the motor, there was lot of residues of cotton or some thing like that, so i clean it and check the sw that is attached to the shaft, I reassemble it, and now is running normally, i think this SW was stuck due to the dirty


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