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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dryer drum does not turn
how about the idler pully that keeps the belt tight did you see it in there has to be there look if its is ther try to turn the drum by hand a foregin object could be jaming the tub im here to help get back and let me know
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer
5 most likely culprits:
From most likely to least likely:
1. Thermal Fuse
2. Thermal Cut-Off
4. Heating Element*
5. Ignitor (GAS DRYERS ONLY)
*Cannot be tested with an ohm meter. You must inspect to make sure there is no damage along the coils of the element. All other parts CAN be tested with an ohm meter.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
ck the thermo fuse then ck the gas valve for power and the igniter to see if its broken probley igniter if you dont see a glow comeing from it
Posted on Mar 19, 2008
SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer not heating
GAS DRYER, NO HEAT. CHECK THE HEAT SETTING FIRST.
IS IT ON AIR FLUFF? I'M NOT BEING SMART, BUT YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW MANY CALLS I TAKE THAT ARE ON AIR FLUFF. SECOND, LISTEN FOR A DISTINCT CLICK WHEN YOU TURN ON THE DRYER. IF YOU HEAR IT, LOOK IN THE INSPECTION HOLE ON THE FRONT OF THE DRYER, OR REMOVE THE TOE PLATE TO VIEW THE IGNITOR. IF THE IGNITOR GLOWS AND THEN CLICKS OFF BUT NO FLAME, YOU HAVE A BAD SOLENOID ON THE GAS VALVE. IF THE IGNITOR GLOWS, BUT NEVER CLICKS OFF, THE RADIANT SENSOR ATTACHED TO THE SIDE OF THE BURNER ASSEMBLY IS BAD.
IF YOU DON'T HEAR A DISTINCT CLICK WHEN YOU TURN ON THE DRYER, THE MOST LIKELY CAUSE IS THE THERMAL FUSE LOCATED ON THE BACK OF THE DRYER DOWN NEAR THE EXHAUST DUCT. IT IS A SMALL WHITE ITEM ATTACHED TO THE EXHAUST DUCT WITH TWO WIRES ATTACHED.
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
OK, Kenmore,.... I don't work on many of them, but,....
Disconnect power. You have to lift the top to gain access to the screws near the top which hold the front panel to the sides. If it has a top lint filter, you will most likely have to remove the screws holding that to the top, then use a putty knife to release the spring clips at the top of the front panel. Sounds like the blower wheel is spinning freely on the motor shaft, requiring replacement of blower wheel.
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
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