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Offline Big Lou

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Dryer not drying!!
« on: April 08, 2009, 10:49:00 AM »
Ive had this dryer for about 12 years now.....worked great until yesterday.

Problem:  stopped heating and would not turn off (kept cycling until manually turned off).  

Possible quick/inexpensive fix or is my dryer done!!  ?

Model 110.76712693
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 01:23:38 PM by Al Capone »

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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 11:02:58 AM »
Hi Big Lou,

I believe the model number of your sears dryer is 110.76712693

Sears model numbers start with three digits before the decimal point and end with eight digits after the decimal point.

I think the first three digits are sometime missed because they are different size print on the model/serial number tag.

Could you take a second look at the model/serial number tag on your dryer to make sure we have it correct?

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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 11:05:47 AM »
yessir........that is correct:

110.76712693

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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 12:38:10 PM »
Well if it is not drying at all I would first check the fuse mounted on the back side of the dryer under the dust cover on the blower housing.
I would take the time to clean the vent pipe outside vent and the  blower housing itself. I would next check the flame sensor. If it is open then no power can get to the ignitor and gas coils. The ignitor is what I would next check for continuity. if it is open then we can't get ignition can we? Here is a brief explanation of how it works and what to look for:
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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 12:40:40 PM »
Right........everything seems to be working with the exception of "hot air"......

Could the thermostat be another thing to look at? 

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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 12:56:36 PM »
It is right there next to the fuse. You can check it for continuity. If it has 4 wires. 2 big ones and 2 smaller ones do not worry about the smaller wires. all they do is heat the thermostat so it will shut down faster for perma press and delicate cycles.
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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 12:57:59 PM »
A better look at the fuse.
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Re: Dryer not drying!!
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 01:24:06 PM »
yessir........that is correct:

110.76712693

I updated the topic information with the correct model number.

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