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Title: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 03:09:27 PM
My Kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn back after opening the door and checking on the clothes. Yes I did make sure the door closed all the way and yes it does have power going to it. Please help

Model 110.66722694
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: Repair-man on September 06, 2009, 03:20:49 PM
You did everything right so far except to provide the model number
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 03:25:05 PM
OK, I think this is the model number 110.66722694
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: Repair-man on September 06, 2009, 03:28:34 PM
You're going to need a volt/ohm meter to find out what failed, most likely it is the thermal fuse or the thermal cutoff. These parts would show full continuity when tested with the OHM meter. Your parts are set up as shown below:

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Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 03:33:00 PM
sorry for my ignorance, should the dryer be plugged in while I am checking for continuity?
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: Repair-man on September 06, 2009, 03:44:16 PM
No, and that bothers me a little...just how do you know for sure you have 240 volts at the wall plug? You claimed to have power to the dryer, so how did you verify this?

Anyway, continuity checks are done with the power cord unplugged. A meter sends a 9 volt charge thru the part to be tested to see if there is a complete circuit thru it.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 04:22:07 PM
The reason I know that I have power to the dryer is because when I turn the dial to any specific I can hear the timer clicking.

I have attached a picture of my OHM meter to see if can tell me what setting I should set it to check the Thermal Cutout and Thermal Fuse for continuity.

What reading am looking for when I am checking these items?
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: Repair-man on September 06, 2009, 04:28:20 PM
On the lower left quadrant is the OHMs section. Set the dial to the lowest setting and place your leads across the 2 wires on the thermal fuse, then the thermal cutout. There should be a reading of 000 or close to zero if the part has a complete circuit. Let me know what it reads after you check it and we'll go from there.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 04:31:57 PM
Ok, checked it and got 0.00
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 04:58:09 PM
Should I check the Thermal Fuse?
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: jumptrout51 on September 06, 2009, 05:36:26 PM
In his absence,YES,check the thermal fuse. also.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 05:37:50 PM
Ok, I also checked the Thermal Fuse and got 0.00
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 05:43:30 PM
Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: JWWebster on September 06, 2009, 05:58:58 PM
If you have got 0.00 meter reading that means that is an open circuit (bad fuse, replace that dude. When it is blown the dryer will not run. Clean out the dryer and vent or that baby will just blow again.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: jumptrout51 on September 06, 2009, 06:03:04 PM
Other suggestions are check the door switch for continuity. Check the terminal block where the cord connects for 220 volts. Check the start switch for continuity. All these should be checked with the dryer unplugged,except the 220 volts to the terminal block.

JW is correct. Both parts should read ohms/continuity.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 06:06:19 PM
Thanks for all the advise, I will run to the my local appliance parts house and grab that bad boy.  I will provide an update on Tuesday. Thanks for ALL your help and enjoy your holiday.  
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RegUS_PatOff on September 06, 2009, 07:19:20 PM
If you go 0.00 that means that is an open fuse, replace that dude ...
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Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: JWWebster on September 06, 2009, 08:47:30 PM
what? If you have got 0.00 meter reading that means that is an open circuit (bad fuse), replace that dude. When that  is blown the dryer will not run. Clean out the dryer and vent or that baby will just blow again. Gee Jumpy understood it. :rofl:
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: whirlpooltech on September 06, 2009, 09:03:28 PM
JW,

0.00 ohms would mean the fuse is good because there is no resistance.
If the fuse was bad you would get no reading at all because the fuse is open.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RookieJose on September 06, 2009, 09:13:38 PM
Alright guys I am a little confused here.... ??? Someone is telling me I have a bad fuse and someone else is telling me the fuse is good. Is there anymore trouble shooting I can do to try to determine what really wrong with my dryer?
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: MajorApp 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.
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: RegUS_PatOff on September 07, 2009, 12:50:18 AM
Does the Drum Light work when you open the Door ?
(and OFF when you close the Door) ?
Title: Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: JWWebster 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.
Title: Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: Al Capone on September 07, 2009, 03:37:46 PM
I have updated the topic to include the model number information, thanks.

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Alright guys I am a little confused here.

Me too.

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I will run to the my local appliance parts house and grab that bad boy.  I will provide an update on Tuesday.

If you are going to pick up the part at a local place that does service just bring in the old part with you and have them test it to see if it's good or bad.




Title: Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: JWWebster on September 07, 2009, 03:42:33 PM
Good tip Al
Title: Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: oldwing 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?
Title: Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: Repair-man 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
Title: Re: 70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
Post by: oldwing 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.