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 Posted: Wed Nov 17th, 2010 06:01 pm
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My wife did not know that she needed to clean the lint filter on our used Kenmore 70 series we recently purchased. She has been using it for a month and has done a lot of laundry with it. She told me this morning that it is not heating and I looked at the filter and it was packed with lint. Can anyone give me suggestions on what to check and also what cleaning might be necessary to clear the lint that has likely built up? Thank you.

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netsatwork wrote: . Can anyone give me suggestions on what to check ...

... check model number



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I looked last night, but I did not see the model. There is a sticker on the back showing:

MP-2006831
SKU: 7403KWW
6.5 9 CYC KENMORE
MT1809635

I searched all those numbers on google and it did not seem to indicate a model number. Hopefully it tells you something. Thanks.

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The model number should be inside of the door. Is your lint filter on top of the machine or in the door?



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Ahh. It has the lint filter on the top. It is not anything fancy. Someone mentioned about a reset on the temp sensors, but I opened it up last night and did not see anything that looked like it could be reset.

We bought this refurbished with a 30 day warranty from a lady on craigslist that sells them. She had to come by after 2 days because it stopped heating and replace a sensor. It has been fine since, but I feel bad calling for warranty service if our mistake is the cause of the problem. I looked around in the back and in the vents, but I didn't really see any build up of lint, so I am now not sure if the filter clogging is 100% to blame or if it just failed again.

Thanks.

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model number ?



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I looked last night and posted the sticker info this morning. I just saw this morning from appl.tech.29501 that I should look in the door, so I will have to do that tonight.

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Here's the model info:

MOD: 110.66732501
TYPE: DWJR-ELE-2406028-FM54

Thanks for any help.

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check and re-set the House Circuit Breakers for the Dryer.

otherwise you may need these, located on the Heater Box

click on picture



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Thanks, I'll check the breaker. Question though, since the dryer spins, but doesn't get hot, could it be the circuit breaker? I always thought that was all or nothing. I am really just wondering because I am not sure.

Secondly, would the lint filter be enough to cause this problem or is it just as likely that a component failed again (which happened a few weeks ago right after we got the dryer).

Thanks!

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Lint filter being clogged will definitely cause the fuse to go bad.

The dryer requires 240V to heat and 120V for the motor to run so if your breaker is half trip is will run and not heat.

Most likely the filter was so packed with lint when you pulled the filter out a lot of lint stayed in the chute. I highly recommend removing the filter housing and cleaning it out before operating the dryer again.

Disconnect the wires from the fuse on the top left of the heater box and check continuity of the the fuse with a meter...no continuity means its bad.



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Thanks! I will do that tonight. I really appreciate the information from you guys.

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