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Kenmore HE2 Electric dryer overheated

Exhaust vent clogged with lint. No fire seen but smelled of smoke.

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you can unplug the unit , and reomve the lower aces panel (3 screws along the front bottom of unit) youll probalby see an excess of lint built up in which case you can vacuum it out, and then check/clean and or replace your dryer vent

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Clothes smell like gas

STOP USING THE DRYER AND CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON TO TEST ALL GAS LINE CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE UNIT!

A gas leak can cause a fire in your home. Although, we have always used a gas dryer, and the clothes do have a fresher smell to them than an electric dryer. Any gas which may be in the area would be consumed when the gas flame was burning as normally the pilot remains lit throughout the drying cycle.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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The lent sensor is either dirty or is bad. It could also be the control board that is faulty as well. Unless you know electronics and have the proper testing tools, I would recommend calling a service professional. Hope this helps and that you have a fantastic weekend.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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it sounds like the thermal fuse is out or possiblity of the high limit fuse is out to check those things you will have to take it apart and then get a volt meter and put it on where it beeps when the leads touch together make sure it is unplugged the check your thermostarts and the thermal fuse and the high limit stat they should beep if not they are bad

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer runs fine but no heat

change the fuse in back of the dryer

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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I have a kenmore 800 electric dryer that is not blowing hot air. The rear panel is spot welded on so how do I get to the heating element?


Have you checked to make sure your dryer hose exhaust is not plugged. If it is the dryer will not heat up to prevent the dryer overheating and starting a fire. If have had this happen several times. Even with a lint filter, allot of lint gets thru and plugs the exit vent. Hope this is the problem because it is cheaper than other problems.

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Hello, Well the smell is most likely from lint that is trapped in the dryer burning. The first thing you need to do is check the lint screen just inside the door. Second is to take the vent tube off of the back of the dryer and check to see if it is plugged with lint inside of the dryer. Clean out any you can see, also if the tubing inside of the dryer is most likely plugged with lint and the heating element is catching the lint on fire. If let go without cleaning this will cause a fire! I work for an appliance repair company and have seen dryers catch fire due to them being clogged with lint, you have two options; first is to clean it yourself, second is to have an appliance repair technician come to your home and clean it. The second is easier and safer but the first is cheaper but very labor intensive. I hope that answered your question and helped. Good luck!

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take the exhaust tube off alot of times lint will get in it and clog the vent up so the hot air can not escape will cause a fire if not cleaned out

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As describe earlier, my dryer started smoking, and maing a burning smell from behind the drum. There is no evidence of lint buildup in the exhaust, and the dryer still starts smelling as if it is on fire...


i just had this problem. Did you notice the lint buildup under the lint drawer? Well, there is no way to recover that lint, it is not accessible by the consumer. So the lint bits get sucked in to the out take which actually pulls across the hot element. The "solution" is to replace the element and the parts surrounding. It is very expensive, and does not resolve the issue. The lint will continue to be drawn across to that area and build up and become a fire hazard. I am about to try Bosch for a solution, but that is what they have told me for now. Eventually this make/model of dryer will burn someone's house down. I am very glad I was home when the smoke detector went off. I will have to get a new dryer.

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The dryer has a fail safe unit in it called a heat sensor. Yours has gone bad. Replace it for if ran especially if your away or sleeping the dryer can catch on fire. I have seen house fires cause by this problems from bad sensors and ignited by lint clogged exhaust vents

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If your electric dryer is leaking water, then you have a clog somewhere in the exhaust vent ducting somewhere. The water comes from condensation inside the dryer exhaust. As your clothes dry, warm moist air is exhausted out the dryer exhaust vent ducting. If you have any kinks, excessive bends, sags, or excessively long ducting runs, the can create choke points for lint to accumulate. Once the lint accumulates, it begins to collect moisture. As it collects moisture, it will act as a sponge and collect more lint until the dryer becomes completely clogged. Left in a clogged state, the dryer begins to overheat and dries less efficiently. You may notice longer dry times or an excessively hot dryer. Eventually the dryer heating circuits will fail. This can also become a fire hazard if the lint becoimes so backed up that it begins to collect on, or near, the heating element.

If you have not checked the dryer ventilation any time recently, now may be a good time to do so. I recommend checking it about once per season to ensure it is not obstructed. Make sure you are also using the semi-rigid metal type ducting. It resists crushing, kinking, resists heat better, and resists rodent infestation.

NOTE: Mice are notorious for building nests inside dryers. Give them a warm place with bedding material and they will make it a home.

Make sure the exhaust vent is at least 12 inches off the ground. This will deter mice and others pests (like snakes or birds) from entering the dryer exhaust from the outside. If you place a cover on the vent, make sure it is of the louvered variety. Do not use screens. They will collect lint and clog easily.

An easy test to determine if you have an exhaust problem is to remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Turn the dryer on and allow it to run. The air leaving the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm. If the air flow is weak, you need to check the dryer interior. If the air flow is normal, reattach hose and run the dryer again. This time, check the exhaust vent where it exits your home. Again, the air flow should be forceful and warm. If not, you have a clog somewhere in the ventilation ducting which will require cleaning.

NOTE: If you are using plactic ducting, get rid of it. It collapses easy, rips and mice will chew right through it.

In addtion, many home owners unknowingly will push the dryer against the wall and crush the hose behind it. This will also clog the vent and make the dryer inefficient. Leave about a 1 foot space behind the dryer for proper ventilation and ensure the vent hose does not get crushed. Semi-rigid hose will prevent this from happening.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I have seen this problem many times. Let me know what you find and if I can be of further assistance. I hope this helps you.

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Dryer is making my clothes smell like smoke.


Clean out the dryer vent exhaust system. Check the gas burner for a clean blue flame with white tips. Air shutter on the gas burner may need adjusting.
Clean out any lint in the dryer cabinet.

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Very common problem. You need to call a
duct cleaning company and tell them to clean
your dryer vent. Rule-of-thumb: dryer vents
should be cleaned every couple of years to
prevent them from being clogged with lint and
causing lint fires. This is definitely your problem. Good luck :)

p.s. one way to verify a clogged vent is
to go outside where the vent exits the house
and feel the air-flow. should have adequate air-flow.

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STOP USING THE DRYER AND CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON TO TEST ALL GAS LINE CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE UNIT!

A gas leak can cause a fire in your home. Although, we have always used a gas dryer, and the clothes do have a fresher smell to them than an electric dryer. Any gas which may be in the area would be consumed when the gas flame was burning as normally the pilot remains lit throughout the drying cycle.

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you can unplug the unit , and reomve the lower aces panel (3 screws along the front bottom of unit) youll probalby see an excess of lint built up in which case you can vacuum it out, and then check/clean and or replace your dryer vent

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