Question about Kenmore Elite 21086
My dryer is overheating and shutting off.
Make sure the transition vent pipe that conntects the dryer to the vent opening in your floor or wall is the shortest it can possible be and that it is not crushed between the wall and the dryer. Installing a metal transition vent pipe is the safest and most efficient. Next, your vent pipe inside the wall and to the outside should be made of metal--if it is plastic or foil, it should be replaced. How did you check your vent? A simple test is to cut a piece of paper about 2 inches by 2 inches--place the piece of paper in the empty dryer and turn it on. Let it run for about 30 seconds and open the door--if the paper is sticking to the back of the drum, this tells you that there is air being exhausted from the dryer into the vent. Also check the lint tray--it can be full of lint that obstructs air flow. Remove the lint screen and shine a light into the lint tray--if there is lint accumulated, clean it out. Finally, make sure there are no screens or other obstructions over the exhaust opening outside. While the optimum is to have the vent cover open 100%, there should be enough air flow so that you feel at a minimum, the equivilent of a 10-mph breeze; more is better. Getting the proper air flow is important to achieve the maximum efficiency from your dryer. Since there are so many dryers and vent configurations, you will have to determine if your vent is installed properly. A vent that is too long or that has too many 90-degree turns can cause problems as well. I agree with your repairperson that it sounds like a vent problem. If in doubt, have a dryer vent professinal look at it--they will advise you if it needs cleaning or repair. Once you have eliminated the dryer vent completely, then you can address other issues with your dryer.
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Usually is the thermostat not working properly.
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