Question about Kenmore Dryers
Wanting to make sure wires going to high limit thermostat and heating element are connected probably.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I think on your machine the lower thermostat connected to one terminal of the element, you have a wire coming from the thermal cut off down to the top terminal of the lower thermostat, a wire from the lower thermostat to the timer, and a wire going to the other terminal of the element.
You probably have the wire from the cut-off correct as it won't reach the other terminals. You have crossed the other 2 wires. This caused 240V to short across the lower thermostat and burned it out.
You will need a new Hi-limit thermostat, which will include the upper cut-off as well. They come as a set part# 279816. This will be a little different because the new hi-limit will not connect directly to the element. There will be all the wire ends and instructions with it that you need to get it hooked up correctly.
There should be a wiring diagram inside the console of the dryer that shows which wires go where, but I am sure you have crossed the 2 wires below the hi-limit switch.
Post back if you need any help.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
SOURCE: WIRING DIAGRAM
The following link explains the proper wiring scheme for installing a 220VAC power cord to an appliance:
Make sure you also have a dedicated outlet and power source for your dryer. This means a single outlet with a single circuit breaker. Most homes are constructed this way to ensure safe operation of the appliance and to prevent improper loading. If you have questions, please let me know.
As far as a wiring diagram is concerned, most manufacturers place a schematic drawing inside the operator console of the appliance for troublshooting purposes. I hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
The best thing to do is a continuity check on the AC supply from the main supply through to the heating element and determine where the fault is.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
SOURCE: My Kenmore 70 series electric
Their are only a few things left. assuming you have 240 volts,120 on each leg going into unit, the operating thermostat could be the issue. another possibility but not as likely is the centrifugal switch on the motor. You may have to measure the voltage at the heating element on each wire going to the element to find out which lead has the incorrect voltage
Posted on Sep 21, 2010
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Oct 22, 2017 | Dryers
Hello preslncon - The black button that you are referring to is more than likely the Hi-Limit Thermostat. The Hi-Limit Thermostat will open and stop power from reaching the heating element. The Hi-Limit is not resettable, and if it is open, it would need replacing. As far as the burnt wire on the Thermostat, more than likely a loose connection to the Thermostat could have possibly caused the wire to overheat. This is not a typical do it yourself job. Personally, I would recommend reaching out to a qualified appliance repair person to proceed further. I hope this information helps to some degree.
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