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Replacing a defective Terminal Block - Kenmore Dryer

Our Kenmore dryer (approx 6 yrs old) would continually shut off mid-cycle. After cleaning dismantling the motor compartment to vacume out all the lint I ran a load to test it. Everything was working great until I bumped the dryer. It shut off and wouldn't restart. I dismantled the wiring housing where the three prong is attached. It appears that the wiring wasn't tightened down to the "Terminal Block". I can only tighten the bolts to a certain point. There is alot of play underneath especially on right wire (which incidentally is stripped). 1) Is this an electrical hazard for my family? If it's connected and randomly loses power. 2) Is there a terminal block that would allow me to more securely tighten the wiring harness? Where can I order one of these? Thanks! Kenmore Dryer Model #60902990

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If there are any lose wires connected to the dryer terminal block and there is any sign of current draw like black around it or if it just looks bad in general then yes it does pose a threat of a fire hazard or electrical hazard like shocking you when u touch the frame. There is a terminal block you can buy for it visit any part place with the model number and they can help you out hope this helps

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ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

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.
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Kenmore dryer not heating up


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.

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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.

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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:
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If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) To determine if the thermal fuse has blown out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page.
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