Question about Kenmore 62872 Electric Dryer
The dryer is running, but there is no heat. I tested it before buying it, and it worked fine. After getting home, the dryer does not produce any heat at all. I left running for one hour, still there was no heat. I have cleaned the front and back vent, it did not work. Please help me.
Well what was the problem with the old one? was it same? could be electrical with the 220 if something happened and a wire came disconnected in plug then only 110 wont produce enough power to heat... had that happen once.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 28, 2016 | Kenmore Dryers
May 15, 2017 | Kenmore Dryers
Nov 20, 2012 | Kenmore HE5 Electric Dryer
Jan 23, 2011 | Kenmore 66942 Dryer
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 going bad...
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...
Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning
Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start
Dec 17, 2010 | Dryers
Feb 16, 2010 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer
Dec 15, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers
Jun 12, 2009 | Kenmore 64742 Electric Dryer
Dec 19, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer
Oct 23, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
Nov 15, 2010 | Kenmore 62872 Electric Dryer
Sep 15, 2010 | Kenmore 62872 Electric Dryer
237 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: