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Offline jumptrout51

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 11:43:51 AM »
The motor switch is not available separately.
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 12:55:07 PM »
The motor switch is not available separately.

Of course not! It's probably a $20 part... Any ideas besides buying a whole new motor?

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 02:24:11 PM »
Pry the contacts apart and file them smooth.  That might get you some extra life out of it. 

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 02:40:05 PM »
Pry the contacts apart and file them smooth.  That might get you some extra life out of it.

I am working on that now. The big issue is getting the contacts to seperate on open clutch as the "melted / heat warped" plastic lever is now about 1 mm short so when activated the plastic does not hit the lever to break the contacts. Really is too bad they do not sell that lever and the brass connector / point contact. Probably a total $1.00 cost if they did and then us DIYers could save a little more $$$ for beer!

I am actually suprised at just how close and how little tolerance the gap on these points are given the voltage rolling through. I guess the AMPS are relatively low so it's not as big a deal as say the gap on a spark plug or points in a car distributer (when cars had distributers).

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 05:04:08 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.
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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
If the switch is deformed I would not fool with it ( fire hazard)
what is more important $100 or your family and home
go to a local repair shop or someone who scraps appiances and get a used motor if possible.
Have been repairing appliances for 25 years and only ever replaced 1 dryer motor so they are
usually in very good condition used, just check the switch to be sure it is good.
Fooling with a bad switch is not a good practice as dryers have lint in them and a fire is always possible.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 07:36:27 PM »
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25 years and only ever replaced 1 dryer motor


Seriously?  I just checked and have bought 62 279827 dryer motors since 2003.  Averaging about 7 a year not counting other dryer motor part numbers.  Probably threw away at least 60 perfectly good motor switches, too.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 08:33:58 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.

Or try to get a used motor from eBay.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series heating element stays on.
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 08:58:50 PM »
Try getting a switch from a used appliance shop.

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