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Kenmore Dryer - no heat and timer doesn't stop

Although the dryer spins, there is no heat and the timer doesn't stop and end. It stops prior to the end.

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  • pdarred Feb 11, 2009

    Hope this helps!

    Model Number 11066722694 Electric



    The timer on the dryer stops prior to the end of the cycle. Since it doesn't go to stop, it continues to spin continously unless I manually turn the dial to stop. I started the dryer prior to going to work and it was still spinning when I got back for lunch 4 hours later. The timer was about to stop but it didn't. The clothes (just a few pairs of jeans) were cold and a little damp. There was no heat; just cool air. Both problems happened simultaneously.



    The interior light works. There is no noise like a clanking or burn wire smell. The exhaust and filter are clean.



    Is it fixable or should I just put it out on the curve.

    Thanks.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Please give the dryer model number, and more clearly describe the symptoms of the dryer failing to operate more clearly so we can help you more.

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First turn off both breakers then back on. Next, check the wiring from the receptacle to the plug to the back of the dryer. Next, the thermal switch under the top of the dryer next to or near the drum may be bad. Bypass it and see if you get heat. If so, then replace it for about $20. Your heating element may be bad also. You can visually check it and see if it is burned in 2. Now your timer is probably bad. They are easy to replace and fairly inexpensive.
I guess after looking at all this, you need to decide if it is all worth it to fix it. If it is more than 10-12 years old, you may be seeing the beginning of the end. If the thermal switch, the element, the timer are all bad, you may want to make room at the curve and take the door off for safety. Dryers aren't that expensive especially when you consider the hassle. Good luck and let me know how and what you do.

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