Question about Kenmore Dryers
I have a Kenmore Elite gas dryer (Model: 74996) that I purchased in 2003 that has stopped working all of a sudden without any warnings. It was working great while it did. Now the drum spins without heating the clothes as long as the Start button is kept pushed. The moment the Start switch is let go off, the dryer stops immediately.
I tried opening the control panel by taking off screws on the outer backsides of the control but I still don't have any idea of how to take the control panel apart for further investigation with a multimeter. I opened a small square plate from the rear side of the control panel and took out the service technical sheet and tried out the instructions on troubleshooting the dryer by getting the dryer into the test mode. But the dryer wouldn't even enter test mode.
I read on the web that the EvenHeat computer board on Kenmore Elite had lots of issues, and I am wondering if my symptoms point to the same issue. Would someone please help me with instructions on how to take the control panel apart, with possibly some diagrams or photos of a similar model?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE dryer starts but..... stops
What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
Check the glow coil ,if its not glowing run a test for voltage when its heating ,should be around 117 volts.check thermal fuse.
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Posted on Aug 11, 2008
yes, a DIY person can replace a thermal cutoff. just open the rear of the unit and look for parts with big red wires connected to it. it is round, one small and one big. both have two terminal clips.
if you can find the schematics inside the switch panel, then it would help you further. the thermal cutoff consist of two pc. replace both even one of them has continuity.
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Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer
I had this same problem a couple of years ago. I replaced the circuit board located in the top part of the dryer and it has been fine since. The part cost $95 over the internet.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
SOURCE: dryer will not heat
It may not be your heating element. Your dryer lint vent pipe out the back of the machine or maybe out the
side may be plugged. You have to pull the machine out and clear
that pipe or rebuild it out to a soffit vent or static vent if it is in
the attic, or out through your crawl space. This will make a huge
difference. If that hot air and moisture doesn't get out of the
machine it just goes back into your clothes.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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