20 Most Recent Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer Questions & Answers


Your rear drum bearing is dried up and need to be re-gresed with high temp grease

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Oct 24, 2015


DO NOT pour water down the lint filter of a dryer! This could have catastrophic results. There are live voltages present in a dryer even with the power shut off. You have a blower fan and a motor in the air baffle. Pouring water in there will definitely damage something (if the soap hasn't already). Detergent is a corrosive and will damage anything electrical and any painted surface if left too long. I hate to say it, but you must open the dryer up and remove the air baffle and clean it out thoroughly. Unplug the machine before you attempt. You need to wipe up all the soap residue with rags. You will need to let me know if the dryer has a lint filter on the top of the machine, or in the door before I can suggest how to disassemble. This will make a big difference in the amount of effort required to correct this. Post me back with the info...

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014


Hello Edward, Is it possible that the electrical circuit breaker is tripped in your breaker box? Try shutting the breaker off and turn it back on.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Feb 26, 2014


Was the temperature sensor or door open sensor unplugged?

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Feb 18, 2014


This is definitely a safety issue and should be referred to Sears. There may be a corrective repair that can and should be made.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Nov 18, 2013


you have a bad timer,if it sticks in the same spot and you have to manually turn it to off i would say you have a bad timer.part number WE4X831 and it's around 120 dollars.i would buy a new dryer,get a whirlpool dryer instead of putting money into the g.e.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Nov 13, 2013


I figured this one out...there are two pairs slots...the tab of the idler pulley goes in the right slot near the motor and the idler pulley goes off to the left.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Jun 26, 2013


I would check the temp switch located in the console panel, sounds lile maybe the contact is burned since you have heat on delicate and timeddry.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Feb 04, 2013


Sounds like your motor went out and may have kicked the breaker or fuse.
Hope this helps.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Oct 26, 2011


Do not bend the rod you are not threading the belt right I had the same problem with one. Try searching the internet for how to thread the belt on a GE dryer. It has to go around the pullys a different way. Hope this helps.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Oct 26, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

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Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

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Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011


Unplug th dryer and check to see if the start switch is shorted. Remove switch and check for continuity between the two posts on the back of the switch. There should only be continuity when the switch is pushed in.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011


Hi Joshnjen7,
Sounds like a broken belt, or the belt has come off the idler, or motor pulley
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I have included a link to the pictures of the routing of the belt.
http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

If you hear a loud bang while your dryer is working, and you notice that the
drum has stopped turning, chances are the drivebelt has snapped.
Fortunately, replacing the belt is a fairly straightforward operation that
can be handled with a few simple tools.
First, unplug the dryer. Lift the lint-screen cover and pull out the lint screen
If your dryer has a lint screen on the inside of the door, skip this step.
Then remove the two screws that are under the cover. To unlatch the dryer top,
insert a thin-blade putty knife between the top and front panel,
about 2 1/2 in. in from one corner. Push in on the knife to release the locking
clip, lift the corner, then release the clip on the other side. Swing the top
up and lean it against the wall.
Next, move to the lower toe panel. Slip the putty knife between the lower panel
and the door panel at one side and twist the knife to release the clip
Then release the opposite clip and lift the panel up and off the hinge springs.
To support the dryer drum while the belt is being replaced, place scrap wood
under the front of the drum.
Loosen the two screws at each side of the bottom of the front panel.
Move to the top of the panel and remove the screws from the inside of the
cabinet that hold the front panel to the sides.
Slide the old belt off the drum.
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Installing the belt
Lean the front panel out slightly and allow the drum to rest on the scrap wood
support. Drop the new dryer belt between the front panel and the drum, and
loop it over the drum. Then, lift the drum slightly while pushing the front
panel back into position.
Replace the screws at the top inside of the front panel, tighten the lower panel
screws and remove the scrap wood from under the drum. Check to make sure that
the rear drum seal fits properly over the lip on the rear bulkhead.
Position the new belt where the old belt was, with the grooved side of the belt
facing down.
Now, move to the motor area and pull out the old belt. To route the new belt
around the idler and drive pulley, first pass the entire belt, doubled up,
under the idler pulley. Then, push the idler belt toward the motor, slip the
belt around the motor pulley and release the tension on the idler pulley.

Open the dryer door and rotate the drum counterclockwise a few times to make
sure the belt is tracking properly. Lower the top and press down at each
corner to engage the clips. Lift the lint-screen cover, replace the two screws
and reinstall the lint screen. Finally, secure the lower front panel and turn
on the dryer for a test.
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Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. After this post I will need your dryers' complete model number For now check the door switch. As you just open or just close the dryer door, listen for an audible "Click" as in a micro-switch clicking sound. No click = door switch problem

Also open the door and turn the dryer drum by hand. It should also be turning the motor as you rotte the drum in both directions. I you can not feel the motor rotating or... it rotates in one direction but not the other there is a belt problem. The drum should not easily turn 360 degrees.

Check the door switch and check the belt. If after this is is still dead... there is more that can be done but, I need a complete model number for further comment. The model number will be 3 digits followed by 8 digits 110.++++++++
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Dec 15, 2010


If it's still heating and turning. It's most likely the timer - part number 3398193.

Kenmore 60172... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010

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