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Offline jakeblue

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hello and thanks in advance for your help.

the dryer (it's electric) was purchased new in 2001 and i have had no problems with it till now.

so.. last night i set the dryer, but accidentally left the setting just past the 'More Dry' setting.. so the dryer just kept going all night.

this morning the dryer was still going and i turned it off. the clothes seemed warm.. but i wouldn't say HOT.  they sure were dry though.

now the dryer will not turn on at all.

can anyone please tell me what happened and if this could be an 'easy' fix ?

Model 110.60702990

i really need this to be easy and inexpensive.  i can't afford this right now.

thanks again.


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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 08:13:32 PM »
Unplug the dryer.

Unscrew the back of the dryer.   (1/4 screws)

Take a multi meter an check the thermal fuse for continuity.


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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 11:46:03 AM »
Hi,

Please post the model number for us. The model number can be found on the model/serial number tag that is often located near the inside of the dryer door.


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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 08:34:45 AM »
found the model #  110.60702990

hope this helps...

thanks for all the help so far...

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 10:39:41 AM »
If the fuse is bad look for reasons why it overheated.

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 07:09:11 AM »

The control thermostat would be a suspect part since the dryer was set for a automatic setting and not timed dry.
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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 11:35:37 PM »
Since it ran all night, and did not overheat, then there was no heat? Check the thermal fuse at the top of the heater. Is it open?

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2010, 07:19:15 PM »
i removed the fuse as advised and had it checked. the fuse appears to still be good and working. 

any idea what else the problem could be ?

once again.. the dryer setting was just past the 'more dry' setting ans stayed on all night. dryer was still running in the morning..  but now will not start.

thanks again for all the help... and i appreciate any additional advice you can offer.

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2010, 07:48:21 PM »
Did you check both fuses? There is one on top of the element housing?

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 02:05:21 PM »
how do i locate the 2nd fuse (on top of the element housing) ?  this is the first i have heard of a 2nd fuse.

thanks again and again....

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 02:34:16 PM »
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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 05:14:48 PM »
the first fuse i was asked to check is still good..

which is my next option ?   sorry to be a bother.

thanks again..

did my photo post ?

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 05:48:06 PM »
In the photo you have the 300f limit removed. Is that the one you say is ok?
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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2010, 05:24:19 PM »
no.. it's the Thermal Fuse which i already checked and is ok.   

i only took out the one you noticed as i am confused as to which i am to check next. 

can you tell me what to check next based on the photo i attached ?  or do you need a different photo ?

thanks again.....

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2010, 05:38:13 PM »
Don't see the attached photo, but if you checked the white fuse and it was ok, then stand behind the dryer. Look at the silver duct on the right, follow it to the top and you will see two red wire attached to another fuse on that silver duct. Check it for continuity.

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2010, 05:41:11 PM »
If you have not checked the WHITE fuse it is located left of where you connect the dryer vent, underneath the thermostat.

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2010, 05:44:41 PM »
i DID check the white (thermal) fuse.  and it's good.   i then removed the 300f ? (as indicated by JWWebster) which sounds like what you have also described to me towards the top of the silver duct and attached by 2 red wires. 

is this correct ?  i shall check that as well. 

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2010, 05:46:06 PM »
Yes. Both fuses need to be checked.

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 06:07:48 PM »
If the fuse is good and the dryer won't run I suspect the Door Switch

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Re: My Kenmore Series 70 Dryer was on all night and now won't start...
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 12:03:20 PM »
ok... so... i checked the thermal fuse.. which is still good.

and i just checked this one (in photo) and it also is GOOD.

the scenario again : the dryer was on all night. in the morning, the dryer was still running. i stopped it.. and now will not start again.

could it really be the door switch ?  i am willing to check every possibility... but just wanted to restate the situation for clarity.

thanks as always for your expertise and help.