Question about Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer doesn't start every time

The control panel lights up the first time I push it like it should, but when I press it a second time, the drum will not start as it should. It works sometimes and sometimes not. There is no error listed. It wasn't working for days, then worked for a whole week, and not is not working again. It is a Kenmore Dryer (94082) front load.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 324 Answers

Bad user interface or control board, I would first check connection between the two

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore elec dryer #417.88042700 will not start all timed lights come an stay on put dryer will not start


Hello! From the symptom you describe, a few things need to be checked. Have you had a power outage within the last 3-4 weeks? They are NOTORIOUS for damaging circuit boards in washers, dryers, dishwashers, and microwave ovens. First, check the start button--this dryer uses a button/spring assembly that presses a button on the main control panel. It can break causing the button to be pushed in but not actually press the button on the control board(diagram# 11, pic 7). Second, make sure the door switch (diagram#26, pic 4) is working by opening the dryer door and pushing the button in. The light should turn off. Then, holding the button in, push the start button and see if the dryer runs. Third, grasp the dryer drum inside by holding onto one of the paddles that push the clothes around. Slowly push/spin the drum back and forth. You should feel some resistance from the dryer belt spinning the blower fan and motor. If the drum feels "loose" and moves very freely, the belt might have broken or slipped off the idler pulley(spring-tensioned pulley that keeps the belt tight on the drum). There is a safety switch mounted on the motor that opens should the belt break or come off. The dryer will act normally but will not start at all because the blower won't be able to push cooling air through the unit. The following must be done with the **power removed** At this point, if you are hesitant about performing any of the following troubleshooting steps, CALL FOR SERVICE! You will need a voltage/ohm meter and have to open up the top cover of the dryer to access the safety thermostat mounted at the top of the heater assembly at the rear of the dryer(diagram#33, pic 6). Disconnect one of the wires and check across the thermostat(temperature activated safety fuse) with the meter set to ohms or continuity. If the thermostat is good, you will read almost zero ohms of resistance or the meter will beep on continuity telling you that the fuse is still intact. You can also absolutely verify that the dryer belt is indeed still tightly pulled around the drum and not broken. To access the control thermistor which is mounted on the blower housing at the bottom front of the dryer, the entire front panel must be removed(Or, you can check the wires at the main control board--blue and blue/white stripe.) To check this sensor, remove one of the wires and having the meter set to ohms, verify that the resistance is correct(see schematic diagram, pic 1) for specifications of this sensor. There is a blue wire and a blue wire with a white stripe attached to it. If all the preceding checks are ok, the problem is most likely a defective main control board. NOTE: YouTube has a lot of great videos showing disassembly techniques. Use the model number for your dryer as a reference and check for vids there. I hope I helped you!
PART NUMBERS
SAFETY THERMOSTAT--3204267(diagram# 33, pic 6)
CONTROL THERMISTOR--134587700(diagram# 15, pic 3)
DOOR SWITCH--131843101(diagram# 26, pic 4)
DRYER BELT--134503600
MAIN CONTROL BOARD--134484201(diagram# 1, pic 7)
kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-0.jpg

kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-1.jpg

kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-3.jpg

kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-6.jpg

kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-10.jpg

kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-15.jpg

kenmore-elec-dryer-417-88042700-will-jtbqbyx4c4kmnu2ibcclco2i-4-21.jpg

Nov 08, 2015 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

CONTROL LOCK GE GAS DRYER


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

Jan 31, 2015 | GE Dryers

1 Answer

Samsung dv331agr wont turn.


This dryer is notoriuos for the belt popping off if you turn the drum counter clockwise

Jan 23, 2014 | Samsung DV331AGR Dryer

1 Answer

Electrical on but dryer does not start


Sounds silly, but because it's an electric dryer, it's run on a 220 line. Double check your breaker box to make sure both breakers are in the correct position. If only one breaker is in the correct position, you'll have electrical power, but the drum won't spin.

Jul 28, 2013 | Maytag Bravos MGDB850WB 7.3 Cu. Ft. Gas...

1 Answer

I have a whirlpool duet gas dryer model ggw9200lw1. when i press the start button it clicks once but wont run.


First, check the door switch. Push and release it by hand and you should hear a click. If no sound, replace the door switch with this part.
If the switch is ok, press the cancel button on the machine. Then do this. press and hold the start button for 2 seconds then release wait 2 seconds and press and hold again for 2 seconds continue this pattern until the dryer goes into test mode. You will see all the lights on the control light up. press each button on the control one at a time 3 times each. (Do not press the cancel button) until the dryer begins to run. When the dryer starts to run then press the cancel button. Then your machine should function properly.

Oct 19, 2012 | Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity...

1 Answer

HOW DO I FIX MY MAYTAG DRYER. IT DOES NOT START WHEN I PUSH


There are a few things that come to mind why your dryer may not start: -Check to make sure there is power going to the dryer -Check that the door switch is working -The motor may have overheated -There may be an electrical fault or loose wire -If the motor turns but the drum doesn't, check that the belt is still on the drum.
For some of these checks you may have to remove the control panel or the front panel. Depending on your skills and experience you may want to have some of these checks done by a qualified professional due to the danger of live electricity.

Jul 29, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Push start button but drum does not turn. All the display controls look as if they are working. I can hear a click when I press the start button.


if the contro panel lights up but the drum will not turn ,unplug unit remove toe panel and check thermal fuse for the motor right in front has two blue wires going to it

Jul 18, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Kenmore Elite Electric Dryer, Model # 110.8586400, Control Panel Lights inoperative, But Drum Light works fine. I am going to try this procedure, Will let you know if it works. Jay/ Jacksonville Florida...


I followed that procedure, Taking the Electronic Control Unit out of the dryer, Blow Drying the printed circuit Board (PCB) Board out and reseating P3 and P4, Worked fine.. No moisture was found in the Drum area. I forgot to tag the TECH SHEET FOR this particular dryer . But punch in Tech sheet , Part # 8546206 into google, this gives Schematic and valuable Troubleshooting steps, The only thing i could not find was the pin to pin test on chekcing the individual switches on the main functions, Suppose to be 14 pins I only found 13. But in all drying the PCB board and reseating the plugs worked for me. Again the symptons were no Light indication on ANY button depressed but the drum light was on. Great Site, Not a first time user

Dec 04, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool duet dryer will not start. Panel lights come on as usual and when press start machine clicks and will not start. Light on wet sensor lights and no drying action begins.


press the cancel button on the machine. Then do this. press and hold the start button for 2 seconds then release wait 2 seconds and press and hold again for 2 seconds continue this pattern until the dryer goes into test mode. You will see all the lights on the control light up. press each button on the control one at a time 3 times each. (Do not press the cancel button) until the dryer begins to run. When the dryer starts to run then press the cancel button. Then your machine should function properly. This is a secret test and reset for your dryers control, so please keep this between us. The whirlpool people would be heart broke if they see this posted on the web ;-) . If your dryer will still not start after this test, you may need a new control. If you need a part let me know and I can ship it right to you. Good luck and I hope this will fixYa and saves you the $400.00 it would cost for whirlpool to send a certified tech to come to your home.
Mike Anderson
Anderson Appliance Repair
9865)945-3808

Dec 01, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Control Panel turns off


HI,
The PCB unit ie the control panel circuit board has gone bad. The probable cause of the same is moisture on the board.

Thanks
proton

Oct 21, 2008 | GE DCVH515EFWW Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

105 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...