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astevens80

01:52PM | 04/24/06
Member Since: 04/23/06
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I apologize if this question has already been answered on this site, but here we go: I have a Kenmore 90 series...model/stock number is listed as 66912690. A few weeks ago it started acting up. Every now and then when I would push the "start" button it would hum for a second, then not start at all. I would let it sit (with the timer still on) and after like 20 or 30 minutes it would turn on by itself. It seems like the problem only happened when I was on my second load (the dryer had been running already). Then a few days ago it got to where i had to push the start button very hard to get it to come on at all....now it doesnt work at all. any advice???

DanO

06:47PM | 04/24/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
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The dryer's full model number looks to be 110.66912690 making it a Whirlpool built model.

** I would push the "start" button it would hum for a second, then not start at all. I would let it sit (with the timer still on) and after like 20 or 30 minutes it would turn on by itself. **

Sounds like the motor is cutting off on its internal overload protector. That protector will usually reset once the motor has had a chance to cool down.

** It seems like the problem only happened when I was on my second load (the dryer had been running already). **

That could very well have caused the motor to become too hot to continue to operate safely. If the motor wasn't just plugged with lint and dust, etc., it may be defective and need to be replaced.

- Kenmore 110.66912690 Dryer Motor

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/oqp25

** now it doesnt work at all. **

The motor may now have finally failed totally. :(

Dan O.

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ccmd7522

10:15PM | 08/13/07
Member Since: 08/13/07
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I'm having essentially the same problem with a Kenmore MN 110.66912690. Turning on the timer and hitting the start button results in a electrical humming sound, as if the motor was seized.

I dismantled the entire machine, cleaned it thoroughly, did a continuity check on anything with terminals (all moved the needle appropriately), manually turned the motor and it was free and smooth.

I cleaned the vent and shortened the flexible foil hose to only a few inches to connect to the vent tube in the floor.

Still nothing but the buzzzzz. I was getting a few minutes of poor drying time, but even that has stopped. Any ideas?

DanO

11:02PM | 08/13/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
If the motor is getting power (as evidenced by the humming) but not running, it is likely defective and needs to be replaced if it isn't jammed up with a foreign object.

- Kenmore 110.66912690 Dryer Motor

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3094233

** I cleaned the vent and shortened the flexible foil hose to only a few inches to connect to the vent tube in the floor. **

Although this has nothing to do with the running problem; you cleaned the venting all the way from the dryer *to the outdoors* and not just from the dryer to the floor??

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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ccmd7522

11:19PM | 08/13/07
Member Since: 08/13/07
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Yes, I cleaned the vent from the inside and from the exterior as far as I could reach with a vacuum, brush and small rake (about 2.5' long). I think I managed to clear the entire vent, and there was quite a bit of material that was fairly moist.
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