Question about Kenmore 64942 Electric Dryer
1. Flipped circuit breaker a few times (one breaker two circuits)
2. Checked vent pipe, removed bad kink, replaced, cleaned external vent.
3. Removed blower cover, cleaned out lint, also inside of dryer cabinet.
4. Thermal fuse (white item on blower body) shows continuity (with one wire removed.)
5. Cleaned metalic contacts inside tumbler area. (Heat sensor?)
Still no heat, everything else ok
This may seem too simple of an answer based on your extensive troubleshooting thus far, but the most common reason for cold air running of any electric dryer is a broken heater coil. This is simply a coil of wire that is heated to warm the air in the fan duct. These often overheat and break if the vent duct is blocked, too long, or has odd bends that can restrict flow. Recommend replacing heater coil and use smooth wall vent pipe. Avoid coil type flexible duct.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may need to do some troubleshooting. This can be done with the machine unplugged - you may have to activate the start switch, belt switch (if it has one) and the motor centrifugal switch manually.
Tip for troubleshooting 220v systems - clip one lead of a ohm meter to either L1 or L2 on the terminal block. It doesn't matter which one. According to the tech sheet (under console) follow the path for current from your clipped terminal, through the heating element, to the opposite terminal. All the readings should be less than 100 ohms, until you reach the failed part. Confirm failure by disconnecting a lead from the suspected part, and test only that part.
Live troubleshooting is sometimes slightly easier, but much more dangerous than the procedure described above. - It is definitely not recommended for beginners, or for professionals, if it can be avoided.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
If it is 1 year old, call Kenmore , they will probably fix it as a courtesy call.
If not quote that the machine is not fit for purpose as it should not have gone wrong so quick
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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