Question about Kenmore 64952 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Stops after 20-30 seconds but only when using heat. Can immediately restart.

I have a Kenmore Elite 649732 Electric Dryer. It runs fine in both timed and autodry modes with no heat (Air Fluff). However, when using heat, the unit stops after 20-30 seconds in all modes. At first it seems like the heating element is overheating and kicking off but that seems weird since I can restart the unit immediately and it will run for another 20-30 seconds.

Posted by on

  • Robert Pfannkuch Jun 24, 2007

    Believe it or not, the problem changed to the start button issue. I was taking off the vent line to make sure it wasn't clogged. I had to move the dryer out a little bit. After disconnecting the vent line, I started the dryer in Air Fluff and it ran fine. I then switched to Normal heat and the dryer stopped. Now it will only run while I depress the start button. Maybe it is this even heat board thing? Thanks.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 878 Answers

Rbf, in looking Im not finding a 649732, but I do find a 649723. This dryer has a even heat board but also a thermistor. If you had to hold the start button for it to run, I would suspect the even heat board. That's not the case so Im suspecting a open or shorted thermistor. If you remove the lower panel it sits right behind the blower housing next to the thermal fuse. Should be black in color. Part number 3976615. The thermistor should ohm out at about 10k ohms plus or minus 3. When one of these thermistors fails usually you get the symtom your describing. Catriver.

Posted on Jun 24, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer he4 elite dryer not heating model #95862402

using multi-meter need to check the heating element and the thermostats for continuity. you are getting a full 240 volts at the outlet right? if only 120 then u will be able to run the appliance but not the heating cycle.

Sep 25, 2014 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Addendum to original problem

rbf, the even heat board sits under the consol next to the timer. You could have a dual problem here. On your first post you said the dryer would run for approx 20 to 30 seconds and then shut off. This is a sure sign of a failed thermistor. You want to check it out. If you have to hold the start button in, then I would suspect the even heat board. I have seen this many times. Flip the consol up and inspect it. You will have to slide a putty knife under each end of the consol. You will feel a clip. Push on it and pull up at the same time. The consol will lift up. See if you see any burn marks on the board. Sometimes they look good but are bad. The part number for the board is 8545904. Double check that but Im sure it's right. With out being there and from what you are describing, I would go for the even heat board. But I would also check out the thermistor. Catriver.

Jun 24, 2007 | Kenmore 64952 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Have a Kenmore elite electric dryer model 11062952100 that heats but stops midcycle on both timed and auto. It does start right back up. Does seem to take a little longer to dry clothes. Have checked the...

Check behind the dryer to make sure the tube running to the exit vent isn't clogged or blocked. Then go out side where the vent runs to and make sure it isn't clogged.

Aug 29, 2011 | Kenmore Elite Oasis 6808 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My kenmore elite electric dryer inconsistantly starts to heat and


If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Jul 27, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

My Kenmore elite electric dryer will not heat. I


Thanks for using FixYa. No Heat issue in an electric dryer is usually caused due to three things mainly: Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the Thermal Fuse which is mounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white plastic housing. If that’s fine then the Heating Element should be checked. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Jun 03, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer won't Heat up - Kenmore Elite HE4 Gas Dryer

hi..A poor connection between the wire terminals and the
heater relay causes high current draw and damages the
terminals on the heater relay on the main control board.
check it out..
thank u..
kindly rate my response..

Jun 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer working but no heat

The manual says that two circuit breakers used,and that the dryer
can spin but no heat if one of them tripped, check your panel and see
if any breakers are tripped. If this was the problem,have an electrician
check the circuit.

Apr 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite

It should just mean "Power Failure". Restart your dryer. Does your house loose power a lot? Or just the dryer. Check your power to the dryer.

Nov 18, 2007 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 64952 Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

201 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2694 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides