During the last dry load, clothes were not yet dry but dryer had cut off. The outside of the dryer itself was piping hot! We cleaned the filter, thinking that was the problem and that it had cut off as a safety feature. Circuit breaker did not cut off yet dryer would not start.
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Re: Kenmore dryer will not come on at all
Hi thanks for the question. at the back . remove the panel. on the heater on right at the top. small disc . this is a hi limit cut off. check this part if failed replace. also clean all venting. as this could cause the hi limit thermo to fail . thanks the appliance doc
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seems like 2 issues here. bad timer? and heating issue? ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat:
Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)
Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.
Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,
Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.
Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
when did you last clean out dryer?need to vac out dryer,clean out lint duct and blow out the vent line,go outside and see if the vent is blocked,if flapper isn't opening that is a sure sign that it's loaded with lint,if this is not it,come back with model number and is it gas or electric
Remove the vent hose from the dryer and dry a load of clothes . If they dry , then dryer is pushed too far back , kinking vent hose , or the vent from the dryer to the outside is blocked somewhere . A dryer either heats or doesn't heat (except for maytag associated dryers ) in which the blower wheel could be stripped out . But Kenmores don't have blower problems .
replace your t-fuse again but also chekc to see if the vent going outside is restricted. if hte vent is smashed or clogged the heat has nowhere to go. i would say that is your issue. clean your vent before you change he t-fuse.
reck vent starting behind dryer then to outside try drying a load with vent disconnected may get warm but will prove or disprove vent problem..water is from clothes and is recondenseing because there is no escape to outside
this promblem is about always a vent promblem or not cleaning the drier filter if your using the plastic vent check if its mashed behind the drier you must have 4inch of vent all the way throuch if its mashed or folded over its cut down to 2inches if it hangs under your house then comes up to the outside vent housing it can fill with water if the outside hood door isnt oping that will do it too its in your vent some where what i tell cust to do is run 4inch pvc from out side hood up through floor then run short metel vent to pvg attach with clamp to confirm vent restriction take vent loose for one load and see if it dries in right amount of time