Author Topic: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on  (Read 21879 times)

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2009, 11:51:02 PM »
I don't mean to butt in here, but the easiest way to test for continuity is with a continuity tester. Buy one at your parts supply house. They are cheap. If it lights up when you touch the probes to the terminals there is continuity. No light, no continuity. Make sure you pull the electrical connectors off of the fuse or thermostat before testing so you don't get a false reading. Some say it doesn't make any difference, some say it does. Take them off anyways.

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2009, 12:50:18 AM »
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2009, 10:07:29 AM »
A light tester would not do anything but prove you is getting power to the fuse. Unless you want to remove a wire and test between the live wire and the naked terminal a light won't do it. When you turn on your new fangled digital meter and you do not have your leads touching whatever that reads on the meter is a open circuit. If you test the fuse and get no change on the meter then you have an open circuit. You must remove the wires on what ever you are testing so you wont get a false read. Does that meter of yours have an audible ohms selection? When you get a good part the meter beeps telling you that component is good. That is what I use.
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Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2009, 03:37:46 PM »
I have updated the topic to include the model number information, thanks.

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Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2009, 03:42:33 PM »
Good tip Al
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Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2010, 01:31:12 PM »
I have checked both fuses and each returns 1 ohm.  Belt is fine and motor turns with manual drum spin.  Cleaned out vent and blower fan turns fine.  When I press the 'go' button it hums but the motor doesn't go.  Any other ideas?
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Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2010, 02:19:36 PM »
The motor needs to be replaced...it should start on its own and not by manual persuasion.  Bad motor
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Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2010, 03:18:11 PM »
The motor needs to be replaced...it should start on its own and not by manual persuasion.  Bad motor

Bummer - Thanks for the quick response.
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