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Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« on: January 27, 2012, 06:05:17 PM »
Got this one in the other day and I'm just now looking it over. Previous owner had issues with several thermal cut-offs on element housing blowing on it and just gave up. All fuses are good and the vents have been cleaned recently but the wire needs replaced. The wire that is bad still has continuity and goes directly to the motor. My question is what causes this? Overheating? Should I replace the operating thermostat? I see no reason why it is like it is or what cause it but it has clearly been overloaded. Attached is a picture. Thanks!

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 06:25:10 PM »
i have seen this before, repaired wire with new female terminal., changed heating element & never heard back from customer.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 07:09:13 PM »
I don't see how the element has anything to do with the wire issue. Unless it is grounding against the casing and staying on, blowing the fuse.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 07:10:27 PM »
Also, I have seen this before but not on the 90 series style. Just a few traditional type Whirlpool brands.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 08:28:20 PM »
The spade connector on the element is corroded, that is why you change the element.

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 08:40:30 PM »
 I will get one on Monday then, and finish cleaning it out/servicing it before resale. O0

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 10:19:22 PM »
Replaced element and terminal today and finished the clean out of lint and debris. Also replaced the operating thermostat to be safe cause it looked a little melted where the small purple wires connected, Dried two loads so far with no issues.  O0

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Re: Kenmore 90 Series Element wire cooked 110.60912990
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 08:38:21 AM »
 O0  YOU THE MAN!!!

 

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