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hodgetrio

07:30AM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
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I have an 8 year old electric Kenmore Dryer 90 series (model # 66912691 66912.

Nothing happens when I press the start button. The door is latched, it is plugged in and the timer is set ticking away. I would like to try and fix it so I don't have to buy a new one. Any assistance you might be able to provide me is appreciated.

Thank you Hodgetrio

DanO

08:21AM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** Kenmore Dryer model # 66912691 66912. **

Those look like parts of 2 different (or the same) model number but neither are complete. Did you get them off the appliance's model and serial number identification tag?

You can find tips on where to locating the model number tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below. If you post your dryer's complete model so we can find out how it was designed, someone may be able to suggest possible causes of your symptom.

JFYI

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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hodgetrio

04:37PM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
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Taking the information off the serial # tag inside the door is the following information:

Type: 138-00

Model # 66912691

Stock # 66912

Hopefully these #'s will provide you the information needed to help me.

Thanks

hodgetrio

04:41PM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 11/23/06
3 lifetime posts
there is a large 110. prior to the 66912691.

Complete # would be: 110.66912691

Sorry about that.

DanO

09:51PM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** Complete # would be: 110.66912691 **

Yes. The 110. indicates it is a Whirlpool built model.

** Nothing happens when I press the start button. The door is latched, it is plugged in and the timer is set ticking away. **

The only things I can think of that would cause your symptom on your model if the door switch is working is a defective motor (see the following link) or maybe a problem in the wiring to it. Basically, if the motor is getting power but not running, it is likely defective and needs to be replaced.

- Kenmore 110.66912691 Dryer Motor

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

Your dryer does have a 'thermal fuse' (see the following link). While I don't think if would be in the motor circuit on your dryer, it may be another possibility. Check the dryer's wiring to see if it is. If so and it was open, it could prevent the motor from getting power to run.

- Kenmore 110.66912691 Thermal Fuse

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3133489

JMO

Dan O.

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

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DanO

10:23PM | 11/24/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
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I overlooked the 'push to start' switch. If it doesn't initially close to provide power to the motor, the motor will never run.

- Kenmore 110.66912691 Dryer Start Switch

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP2974634

JFYI

Dan O.

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

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JRofET

06:55AM | 02/12/07
Member Since: 02/11/07
6 lifetime posts
Similar problem - - except, it will run from 'Touch Up' to Off and from 'Less Dry' to Off; that's only about the last 10' of the Manual range and the Automatic range. It will not run in any part of the Air Fluff range. Did anyone have a remedy? - Jim

richapplyguy

12:53AM | 02/13/07
Member Since: 01/21/07
23 lifetime posts
Can only be the timer. I usually take them apart to verify.

JRofET

03:30AM | 02/13/07
Member Since: 02/11/07
6 lifetime posts
That was my thought, but, from timers I've taken apart and schematics I've studied, I don't recall any additional contact(s) in the middle of the manual or auto cycles.

Know where I can find a new or used one for about $20 to $40 on-line? - Thanks - Jim

richapplyguy

02:12PM | 02/13/07
Member Since: 01/21/07
23 lifetime posts
Correct, but timer contacts can open up in the middle of a cycle. Monitor across the contacts while the unit is running, if you measure any voltage you have a bad timer. I NEVER use a used timer for insurance reasons.

JRofET

04:00AM | 02/14/07
Member Since: 02/11/07
6 lifetime posts
Is there an on-line site to view a schematic of the timer and/or dryer? One is not attached to this dryer.

After removing the timer, discovered something is loose inside. Another good clue! :-)

richapplyguy

07:22AM | 02/14/07
Member Since: 01/21/07
23 lifetime posts
Most timers for dryers are rather simple. The dryer contacts contain a set of three wires middle one(heavy gauge) next to it another heavy gauge on and on the other side a thinner wire (this one goes to the motor). Measure voltage between this one and the middle one. If 115 volts you have an open set of contacts in the timer.Please post results.

DanO

09:35AM | 02/14/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** Is there an on-line site to view a schematic of the timer and/or dryer? **

There may be exploded *parts views* available for the dryer but that would depend on the make as well as the exact model number of it. There will NOT be any 'schematics' of the timer itself.

** After removing the timer, discovered something is loose inside. **

I think you found the problem.

** Know where I can find a new or used one for about $20 to $40 on-line? **

It is extremely unlikely you will find a replacement timer for just that amount of money but you never know until someone actually looks it up... using the model number. Dryer timers usually run from $60 - $120+.

You can find tips for locating the model number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

JFYI

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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JRofET

10:12AM | 02/14/07
Member Since: 02/11/07
6 lifetime posts
Thanks to both. Dryer: 110.66912691 Timer: M460-G

The timer has 8 wires; 2 connectors w/3 and 2 individual wires. There is nothing loose in the area of the contacts, but one set may be burned and/or 'warped' slightly. I will turn thru the cycles, measure resistance, and burnish and/or re-shape if I see any resistance.

Will let you know what happens.

DanO

07:56PM | 02/14/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
** [Kenmore] dryer [model] 110.66912691 **

The timer for that model is in the area of $75-85 if needed.

- Kenmore 110.66912691 Dryer Timer

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3100525

I have no idea where you'd find a used one. There are so many different timers in use on the various models of dryers, I have my doubts you'd find the proper one used but still in good condition anyway.

You could get the original one rebuilt but that too is usually in the area of $70-80. It's really only worthwhile for more expensive timers or when a replacement is not available at all.

JMO

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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JRofET

11:47AM | 02/20/07
Member Since: 02/11/07
6 lifetime posts
I moved the middle contact (BU) to the cam side of a post near the free end and sanded the cam contact (BK).

Thanks again.

JRofET

11:50AM | 02/20/07
Member Since: 02/11/07
6 lifetime posts
Thanks.

BV019138

10:05AM | 04/22/19
Dryer 110.669126691. The motor groans on start. Has a rubber elect smell, then stopped turning.


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