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Kenmore 80 series electric dryer

Could there be an eletrical problem?

Problem:Dryer cut out mid cycle was very hot.

Steps Taken: Tested thermostat and cutoffs. Thermal fuse was bad so I changed it. After reconnecting check air out put at dryer was good but to the outside of home was not good. Cleaning exhaust to the outside.

Concern: Noticed after running for 10min or so and discovering block outside vent that the dryer was still hot to touch the next morning about 6 hrs after running and before I could unblock the vent. have not run dryer agin yet but I did unplug.

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Joey S
Charles: The element can stay on when the timer is on and the motor is off if the motor centrifugal switch (M1 and M2) are stuck closed. This would mean that it needs a new motor because the motor centrifugal switch is not likely available as a separate part. I can't confirm if the centrifugal switch is available as a separate part with having the model number of your dryer.
by Joey S Earned 2,111 community points in Kenmore
November 10th, 2011
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