Author Topic: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off  (Read 2950 times)

Offline soupcon

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Dryer has been shutting off and then when you push the start button it will buzz for an extended period before it starts again.  After a few of these events it shuts off and will not make any sound and will not start.  Element is working, vent path is clear and clean.  Motor or a thermal sensor type thing?  I'm wondering about motor because after I move it around to clean and get to the back it will start, but goes through the above process again.

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Re: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 02:10:41 PM »
Reach in and turn the drum. Is it hard to turn? If so you must see what is dragging down the motor. OR it could simply be the motor.
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Re: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 02:13:39 PM »
Drum turns but is fairly stiff and does take some effort...?

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Re: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 02:17:44 PM »
What ya need to do is break it down and clean out the dryer and oil the rollers and idler. Check out the repair photos:

PHOTOS AND A MANUAL
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Re: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 02:45:47 PM »
Thank you  ;).  I have the vent thing out from the back and the top picked up now.  What is the process to get the drum out so I can oil like you say and what else to check for?

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Re: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 03:05:27 PM »
Take a look at the PICTURES in the photos and manual posted above
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Re: Kenmore dryer series 80 not starting all the time, when does shuts off
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 03:19:52 PM »
You are going to need a new motor to solve this problem. Vent issues aside, it has begun to show bearing wear. Do yourself a favor and replace it before it goes out when you need it most.
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