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Temperature settings for Kenmore dryer

What temperature does our 80 series Kenmore gas dryer reach when set to Delicate? Normal/Perm Press? Cotton?

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Joseph Perez
I know how important it is to have detailed information about your dryer and I will be happy to help. I suggest you add to the thread of this question so that the expert can provide you with a more detailed answer. I am adding a link below to help you locate the model number. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,602 community points in Washers
March 27th, 2013
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Julie Brink
We have a Kenmore gas dryer, Model 110.72822101, Serial # MR0469849. I would like to know how hot the dryer gets (in degrees Fahrenheit) when the temperature is set to Delicate, Normal/Perm Press, and Cotton.
by Julie Brink
March 27th, 2013
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Bill W
Hi,



Thanks for contacting 

ManageMyLife

. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance not working.



The temperatures on your dryer are controlled by the operating thermostat and the thermostat heater.  The temperature knob on the console controls a variable resistor that is hooked to the thermostat heater.  When High is selected the thermostat heat is not making heat on the thermistor. The temperature would be 150 degrees at the blower housing.  If you select Med. Heat the thermostat heater places a 10-15 degrees heat on the operating thermostat and it will open at 135 degrees on the blower housing.  If Low heat is selected the thermostat heater generated  25 degrees heat in the operating thermostat and the operating thermostat will open the heat circuit at 125 degrees.



So High is 150 degrees and no thermostat heater operation.



Medium heat is 135 degrees with 15 degrees applied to the operating thermostat by the thermostat heater.



Low heat is 125 degrees with 25 degrees of heat from the thermostat heater being applied to the operating thermostat.



This is how your heating system works.  What is wrong with the dryer that you would need this information?



Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.



Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.



Bill
by Bill W Earned 1,287 community points in Kenmore
March 28th, 2013
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Julie Brink
Thank you, Bill!

Nothing is wrong with our dryer. However, I needed to know the temperatures for each setting because if we encounter such nasties as head lice, bedbugs, etc., I'm supposed to heat affected items to 130-140 degrees. Now I know I need at least Medium heat to acccomplish that.
by Julie Brink
March 28th, 2013
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Bill W
Yes, that temperature should do the trick. Good Luck.
by Bill W Earned 1,287 community points in Kenmore
March 29th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Hi, I have this same dryer at a condo we just bought and it is out of state so I have not been able to look at it but once. It dries no problem, however it never times out, but if you move the timer to off it will shut off. One odd thing, is that when the dryer is running and the door is open, the dryer does not shut off. I would like to get a part to repair for when I go down there next, but am not sure what it may be. Any ideas?
by Manage My Life
May 7th, 2013
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Bill W
Hi Greg,
The door switch should break the neutral to the motor and shut it off. I would recommend a switch for starters and more checks when you are there.
by Bill W Earned 1,287 community points in Kenmore
May 7th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Hi Bill thanks for the input. Yeah I've looked at a schematic and saw that with the door switch, so I will replace that for starters. According to the schematic, all of the items that control the heat seem to be working (Thermal cutoff, Operating thermostat, Thermal fuse, etc) and should not influence the timer issue. Have you seen a bad moisture sensor cause similar problems? I am thinking if it is still sensing moisture it would never close (I assume it does not open) to chassis ground and would continue to run forever. What specific check should I perform to check the timer? I am very familiar with electronics troubleshooting.
by Manage My Life
May 7th, 2013
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