Question about Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer
If you take the back off of your dryer and look for a little white thermo fuse with 2 wires on it if you unhook the wires and plug them together than start the dryer if it starts shut it off and replace the fuse and clean your venting
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then: Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil. You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty. If the heating coil is ok, then: You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape. If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor. DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause a fire, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine. I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/ http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx Both also have chat assistance 24/7. Good Luck, Hope this helps Please rate me, Thank you
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
I note you stated: No heat, timer not working &10 years old.
This could be as simple as a bad thermostat
or as detailed as a heating element change.
The wires connecting the heating element sometimes need to be repaired using this part:
In addition to above... on a 10 year old dryer you should order and install this kit:
If you note the drum felt seals front and rear / (one for each end) are damaged you must use this part:
INSPECT the power cord terminal block Item 4 this Link:
Make sure the terminals are all normal in appearance with no signs of heat.
BEFORE you do anything.... Cycle the dryer CB to OFF then back to ON and test dryer. Sometimes 1/2 of the CB trips. Also inspect the power cord head.
This manual will be a huge help to you:
as will this one:
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Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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