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Hunting for a Lady Kenmore avocado dryer
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Post# 963557   10/20/2017 at 19:23 (338 days old) by 70srule (Plano)        

Hunting for a Lady Kenmore avocado dryer to replace one with what appears to have a broken timer. Model 77490400. The set is my Mom's in El Paso and she wants to fix it or replace it with the same model. A big wish since the part is not available. Best I can offer is to buy a white one and paint it green. Please email with any leads. The washer is still working. Thanks!

Post# 963558 , Reply# 1   10/20/2017 at 19:28 (338 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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a Kenmore dryer would have a model number starting with 110.

pictures would help as well.....

Post# 963562 , Reply# 2   10/20/2017 at 20:27 (338 days old) by 70srule (Plano)        

Correct...when I plugged it in at the Sears website,it added the '110' digits. So it would be 110-77490400. Below is a look-alike. I will see if I can post a pic of the actual dryer.

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Post# 963566 , Reply# 3   10/20/2017 at 21:19 (338 days old) by 70srule (Plano)        

Here are a couple of pics of the actual avocado dryer that Mom wants to repair, but if it is true that it is the timer, I may be out of luck. I can't find a timer for the 110-77490400 dryer. At first she would push the start button and it would start but quickly shut off. Now it won't do anything when pushed.

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Post# 963602 , Reply# 4   10/21/2017 at 05:11 (337 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That doesn't sound like the timer. More like the motor itself.

Post# 963642 , Reply# 5   10/21/2017 at 09:47 (337 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Thermal fuse?

Post# 963652 , Reply# 6   10/21/2017 at 11:01 (337 days old) by 70srule (Plano)        

I'll be calling a couple of repair places today to see if I can get them over there for a 2nd opinion. Some parts are still available, but pricy and scarce.

Post# 963654 , Reply# 7   10/21/2017 at 11:15 (337 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That's a 1974 model I do believe.  I don't blame your mom at all for wanting to keep the set going!!!   The look-alike picture you posted is possibly a 1967-1969 model. 

Post# 963659 , Reply# 8   10/21/2017 at 11:55 (337 days old) by 70srule (Plano)        

Sears just confirmed it is a 1987 model, but the only thing they can offer is a $107 motor. I have another company going to check it out Monday. I have a feeling I'm looking at a large paper-weight. I appreciate the feedback.

Post# 963663 , Reply# 9   10/21/2017 at 12:20 (337 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I hate to be honest, but Sears is very wrong.  It's a 1974 model.  There's a couple of guys here who might have part(s) you need. 

Post# 963683 , Reply# 10   10/21/2017 at 14:53 (337 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Appnut is right, of course.  No way that's a 1987 model.  These are someone else's pics of an avocado matching washer and a pair in white.  1974 was the last version of the pushbutton/keyboard belt-drive Lady Kenmore washer.

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Post# 963704 , Reply# 11   10/21/2017 at 17:17 (337 days old) by Repair-man (Pittsburgh PA)        

No timer on this dryer. All electronic control. Could be a loose solder connection on the board. Fixed many like this through the years.

Post# 963709 , Reply# 12   10/21/2017 at 17:32 (337 days old) by Repair-man (Pittsburgh PA)        

problem is that most service people today won't be interested in honestly trying to fix this dryer because of its age. Pretty much all functioning parts except the control are still available and should be for some time. In my experience this was one of the best performing dryers ever made. Find a "real" service tech that can diagnose the motor circuit. Not just a parts changer that will tell you it's too old and parts are not available.

Post# 963711 , Reply# 13   10/21/2017 at 18:09 (337 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        
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The one little thing that could cause this glitch is the door switch, it's a shot in the dark but your's may be worn out!



Post# 963855 , Reply# 14   10/22/2017 at 11:29 (336 days old) by 70srule (Plano)        

Wow...crisis averted. I asked my Sis, who lives with Mom,to clean out the duct and everywhere else she can stick the vac hose into and that got it going again! I had a guy lined up for a Monday visit too. Thanks everyone for the feedback. I will keep this site on hand for the next emergency. Made our 82 year old Mom very happy with the outcome.

Post# 963860 , Reply# 15   10/22/2017 at 11:47 (336 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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JR, I'm thrilled your mom will be able to hold onto that wonderful pair longer.  NOTHING holds a candle to them!!!

Post# 963871 , Reply# 16   10/22/2017 at 12:52 (336 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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It is likley an electronic control problem, Edward had it right in post # 11 & 12.


I have had the same dryer for over 25 years as my main dryer and the Electronic control has acted up once and I replaced it, it is now NLA but it is easy to remove and you may be able to send it out for rebuilding.


Cleaning the vent etc is always a good thing to do but it did not have anything to do with the dryer not starting properly, keep your fingers crossed, you have at least a 50/50 chance it will act up again soon.


John L.

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