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70 series kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« 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
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 03:20:49 PM »
You did everything right so far except to provide the model number
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 03:25:05 PM »
OK, I think this is the model number 110.66722694

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #3 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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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 03:33:00 PM »
sorry for my ignorance, should the dryer be plugged in while I am checking for continuity?

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #6 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?

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 04:31:57 PM »
Ok, checked it and got 0.00

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2009, 04:58:09 PM »
Should I check the Thermal Fuse?

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2009, 05:36:26 PM »
In his absence,YES,check the thermal fuse. also.
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2009, 05:37:50 PM »
Ok, I also checked the Thermal Fuse and got 0.00

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2009, 05:43:30 PM »
Any other suggestions?

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #15 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.  

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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #16 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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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #17 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:
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: kenmore 70 series dryer will not turn on
« Reply #19 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?