My kenmore electric dryer, model 110.66812692 turns off after
Running only 3 minutes. I checked the circuit breaker and it wasn't tripped. I've checked the internal and external ducts and they're clear. dryer is 4 years old, and never had a problem. We use it about 3 loads during the week, up to 4 loads on the weekend.
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You may have a temp sensor that is failing and causing the heater element power to be disabled. Some dryers have multiple temp sensors and if any of them electrically open ( either from an overtemp condition or because they are on the verge of failing) then that will disable power to the relay that provides AC to the heater element. Bottom Line: could be the thermal sensors or the relay or even the heater element itself. A 4 year old dryer that has been used a fair amount of the time ( such as yours ) will probably start showing these kinds of symptoms. Let me know if you are up to removing the panel and troubleshooting these components and I can help walk you thru that.. Otherwise.. you may have to have it serviced by a technician.
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Check the cycle selector control to make sure a heating
cycle has been selected. The selector should be in an "Off" position
when not in use, but it should be turned to a drying cycle when in use.
On some models, make sure you are not accidentally running the dryer on
the "Air" cycle, which does not use heat.
Check the gas supply valve to make sure it is open if your dryer is a gas dryer. If it is not open, just lift the valve open.
Look at your house's main breaker box to determine whether a
circuit breaker is tripped. The electric dryer runs on 220-240 volts
and has a double breaker. If the breaker for the heating element is
tripped, the drum may tumble the clothes without heat. Turn the dryer's
breakers to off, then back on; test whether the dryer will produce heat.
Consult a technician if troubleshooting does not resolve the problem.
Check the house electrical panel for tripped dryer-circuit breaker-pair. Push off, then on. If immediately re-trips, the dryer has a dead short circuit in it. If they hold, then retry the dryer. If it now works, ok! If not, recheck the breakers as above. If tripped again, there is a likely short in the dryer's heater assembly. The drum must be removed to access the heater.
1. No power to the dryer(If you have power, skip to the next possible issue) Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.
2. Heating element A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.
3. Thermal fuse Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:
If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.
The manual says that two circuit breakers used,and that the dryer can spin but no heat if one of them tripped, check your panel and see if any breakers are tripped. If this was the problem,have an electrician check the circuit.
first dryer should be on circuit by itself..if dryers runs ok for a while before tripping breaker call electrican to change breaker..change it not ck it ..too many times had electricans tell cust breaker ckd ok but after explaining to cust a breaker can not be ck without load they had breaker changed and solved problem ..not just old breaker but even new ones can cause problems..if breaker kicks as soon as dryer is turned on ck wiring at connection where ac is connected very seldom does any other issues with dryer cause immediate tripping of breaker
If you put a light load in the dryer will not trip the circuit at all. That means heavy load made the motor work harder and over heat, it going to trip the circuit , pretty soon, the motor will be warn out.
if the dryer trips the breaker right away its a problem with the dryer if its after a while its the breaker. call an electrician to make sure the wires are secured tight to the breaker and the breaker is rated correctly. i can almost guarantee its the breaker.