Question about Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer
Speaking of these United States, here's how that goes.
In this country, dryers are called 220, but they are really 110 twice!
So, on the back of the dryer is a plug with 3 or 4 prongs.
( hope you can get this from my description. )
On a 3 prong plug, the two "slanted" prongs are each hooked to 110 volt p service.
The "L" shaped prong is a ground.
If you have a 4 pronged plug, the two flat straight prongs are 110 volt each, and the "L" shaped and the round prong are both grounded.
FYI: Each of the 110 volt wires has a different function. One powers the motor, the other the heating element.
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you do not need to remove the motor but you do need to take the front of the dryer off the door and front panel come off one of 2 ways. Ckeck at the very bottom of the dryer front panel if you have 2 screws there take them out and lift from the bottom carefully. Disconnect the two wires that connect to the door switch and un hinge the top from there you should be able to see wht else you'll have to take apart. If you don't have those two screws, then you have to pry the top up with a wide flat screw driver about an inch and a half in from edges from there look inside the front panel toward top and take out 2 screws and pull top of front out disconnect door wires and lift out. Good Luck
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Easy fix. I had the same problem on mine. You need access to the back. Remove back cover. Look at bottom left, you will see two blue wires going to a white plastic item next to one of the thermal sensors. This white plastic piece is a fuse, or fusible link if you like. I'm not sure what the rating is, but you can take the old one to a parts store. They can match it. Now, why did it blow? Well, if the dryer is old, it could be just worn out. But more than likely, one of your 230 volt lines has degraded due to a bad connection, thus drawing more amps, thus blowing the fuse. Look at where the power cord comes in at. Is there any discoloration or oxidation at the terminals? If so, replace the power cord at this time, and try to clean up the terminals as best you can. Also, at this time, you probably better take a look at the lint collector duct running along the left side down the back. It's probably so clogged with lint that your dryer does't dry as fast anymore, and air flow from the exhaust is restricted. Take the duct off and clean it out, or blow it out with compressed air. You should be up and running now. Have fun...
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
This could be the heating element or several other parts more likely the thermal fuse. There is a video on troubleshooting a similar model at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru troubleshooting your problem.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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