Question about Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
When I hold the button, it will run....but if you don't hold it, it doesn't run. We replaced the computer board, and it didn't help. Any thoughts?
The problem could be the centrifugal switch in the motor. In the normal operation this switch is open when off and closes after the motor reaches 80% or better running speed. The "start" switch is a momentary switch. and the centrifugal switch is parallel to the momentary switch. After the motor centrifugal switch is made it continues to run until the door, timer, or a safety switch opens the circuit. Now all this is assuming there isn't something different in your circuitry but it is a basics of how it starts and runs.
The reason for the centrifugal switch is that it also allows the power from one side of the circuit to proceed to the motor and elements. If your using the start switch instead all this power has to transfer from these contacts to the rest of the circuits. they are most likely rated a few amps under the centrifugal start switch and could burn out the start switch on top
Hope this helps everyone please rate me accordingly and GOOD LUCK!
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Sound like your even heat board has gone out / send me the complete model number from the panel inside the door and i will see if i can help out / larryyb
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dryer shuts off.
Did you get this fixed? If not can you hear the timer motor still humming? I'll need to know a bit more to help. Sorry it took so long to get back to you I have been sick for the past few months.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
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