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Offline KHunt

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Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« on: September 29, 2009, 11:13:07 AM »
I have a Kenmore Series 70 Mod#110.76702690. Ser#MF3205558 Gas Dryer. I am getting no heat. Dryer spinning properly but not advancing dial on auto setings. Took the back panel off and do not see a glow from the igniter (have read other answers regarding no heat). What sequence do I check parts in? How do I get to gas parts? Front panel? How do I open? Is the thermal switch on the the back where the heat is carried from the Gas valve to the dryer?



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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 11:20:58 AM »
Hi KHunt,

Please take a look at the model number again. It should have three more digits.

Something like 110.76702690, let us know.
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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 11:46:16 AM »
I am not at home right now but I believe it was 110. That # was stamped differently than the #s I gave you so I did not think it was part of the Mod#

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 11:50:26 AM »
Yes had my son check 110 76702690

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 01:29:53 PM »
I would get out my ohm meter. I would first check the flame sensor. If the sensor is open then the ignitor won't glow. If that was good I would unplug the ignitor and check it for continuity. If that was good I would look for the duct fuse. Next i would find the high limit and all the rest of any of them safety's and check them all for continuity. If that was good I would check the control thermostat. All these things need to be good for that dryer to work its magic or the house might burn down. Once you find the culprit you go ahead and clean out the vent and dryer. Oh yeah, If the problem seemed intermitant I would change the gas operating coils.
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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 01:51:35 PM »
Is there a manual or diagram for my model online so I can find those sensors and stuff?

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 09:31:03 PM »
I have a page full of photos with a few manuals you can download HERE

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Re: Kenmore Series 70 won't Heat
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2009, 03:23:47 AM »
Or for a quicker idea to save time, unplug the 2-wire connector at the ignitor and place your voltmeter leads on the 2 wires. If there is 120 volts at those wires, the ignitor is bad. If not, then you can check all that other stuff.
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