Question about Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
I have Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam dryer 110.86742700 and it gets so hot that you can hardly touch the clothes. I cleaned out the lint area, blower wheel and exhaust pipe and it still does it. I have ordered a new thrmal fuse and high limit thermostat in hopes this will help. Any ideas?
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it sounds like a clog in vent.if yours vents up thru roof you may need to have a chimney sweep come out and sweep vent.check and make sure the vent hose is net kinked or full of lint.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
It may not be your heating element. Your dryer lint vent pipe out the back of the machine or maybe out the
side may be plugged. You have to pull the machine out and clear
that pipe or rebuild it out to a soffit vent or static vent if it is in
the attic, or out through your crawl space. This will make a huge
difference. If that hot air and moisture doesn't get out of the
machine it just goes back into your clothes.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
If you wish to clean the interior cabinet of the dryer follow these steps:
1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltages are still present even with the dryer turned off.
2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You must remove the lint screen first in order to remove the blower fan housing.
3. Remove the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. NOTE: For better access, you can prop the front feet of the dryer up (a 2x4 works well).
4. Loosen the screws on the blower fan housing directly below the drum and remove. There's usually a small clip holding the cover in at the bottom that you may need to pull out to release. NOTE: You may also have to disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (yellow wires with white plug - use a small screwdriver to release the locking tabs) and/or ground wire to accommodate removal of the cover.
You should now have access to the dryer interior and the blower fan squirrel cage motor. Take the time to clean out the blower fan housing cover as well. A long bristle brush made for dryers works well at removing any lint inside the dryer in the hard to reach places, followed by vacuuming.
NOTE: After cleaning, you may experience a slight burning odor. This is normal as lint gets stirred up in the cleaning process and can settle on the heating components. The odor should dissipate after a short period of use.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
find the metal sensors in the drum
scratchem up with sand paper
especially if you wash rugs, sneakers , or anything with acyrlic
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 27, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
Mar 13, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
Feb 02, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
Aug 13, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
Nov 01, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
Apr 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
Mar 30, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
Mar 06, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer
31 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: