Question about Dryers

2 Answers

Pulled knob off 70 series Kenmore dryer.

The knob pulled off my dryer when I went to turn on my 70 series dryer. Now when I put it back on, it won't stay on, so I can't turn the dryer on. What am I missing?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Rick Mar 03, 2009

    it is model number 66722694 from Kenmore

  • Rick Mar 03, 2009

    it is model number 66722694 from Kenmore

  • Affordable Appliance Parts

    Please supply the complete model number for your unit and I will take a look and instruct fruther.



    Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers

There is a small clip that holds the knob in place. It sounds like the clip may be missing, or the shaft on the switch is broken off, causing the knob not to stay in place. The part number for the clip is 688805. The push-to-start button part number is 3395385 (if required). You can view close up drawings of these parts at appliancepartspros.com. Just use the "Search by Part Number" feature.

There is an excellent exploded view diagram of the dryer console at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in the model number you provided as "110.66722694". Look under the "Top and Console" heading for items 4 (retaining clip) and 5 (push-to-start switch). NOTE: item 4 is misidentified under the description, but the part number is accurate.

The reason I'm referencing two separate sites is because the first site I mentioned offers better prices, but does not show any illustrations of your dryer model. They DO carry the part numbers, however, because these parts are the same on several different models. The second website shows all the illustrations. I apologize if this is confusing.

If you have questions, please post back and let me know. If you require additional assistance with replacing parts, also let me know. I hope you find this helpful.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 117 Answers

I just took a look at your unit. Thanks for the model number. The knob when properly functioning, simply slides down over the shaft and should fit snuggly. Take a look at the back side of your knob and see if it is cracked. If it is, part number is 3402594 and your cost is around 55.00 in new or 27.00 in good quality used. Used would be cheaper obviously. Run a search engine for good quality used parts if looking for a used one. Good Luck, Eric Campion

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore 70 series dryer squeaked, heated, drum turned, then turned off and won't come back on--is it toast or worth fixing?


It all depends on how you look at things.
Comparatively speaking, dryers are a piece of cake.
However, with out mechanical ability and tools, it could be over your head.
You decide.
If you choose to fix it yourself, it could be done for a few dozen dollars.
Hiring a repair man could make it cheaper to buy a new one.
New parts are available through "Sears parts" on the internet.
Someone will need to take it all apart to see why it stopped on you. To do it yourself, you may also need an electrical testing meter.
Be blessed.

Mar 20, 2013 | Kenmore Dryers

Tip

How to access the start switch on a Kenmore 70 series dryer


The start switch on a Kenmore 70 series dryer sits directly behind the button you push in to start the dryer cycle, and it can occasionally go bad. Accessing this switch for repair or replacement is relatively simple; just follow the steps below. (These instructions were written specifically for the Kenmore 73742 heavy duty dryer, but they should apply to all of the dryers in the Kenmore 70 series.)

1. Unplug the dryer from the wall outlet.

2. Pull the dryer away from the wall so you have enough room to get to the rear side of the dryer.

3. Remove the rear access panel. This panel sits horizontally along the upper rear side of the dryer, and it is held in by six slotted screws. Put the screws aside, but do not lose them.

4. The start switch is located on the far left side (as you are looking at the rear of the dryer). It is a small black box with wires coming off of it. Disconnect these wires, but note which wire connects to which terminal for when you reattach them.

To remove the switch and button assembly as one piece, you'll first need to remove the knob from the front of the dryer. You should be able to pull the knob straight off, but if it's tight a pair of pliers might help. The round white plastic piece might come off with the knob; put it somewhere safe so you don't lose it. Then go back to the rear of the dryer and pull the black plastic tab (sticking vertically away from the switch) toward you to release it, and rotate the assembly clockwise until it pulls free from the panel.

To remove the switch from the button and housing, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry the switch up. Two of the four sides are tabbed; pry these two sides up to release the switch. There is a spring that sits behind the start button -- be sure not to lose this spring.

on Sep 15, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer 70 series 66722690 - has power but won't start (no humming noise, no ticking noise from timer, and no light when you open door) nothing!


I would check the breaker before you go any further. Here are some things to remember when you do this. 1) The breaker for the dryer is generally located outside on the side of the house somewhere near the electric meter. Most 220vac breakers are, which include any electric range, cooktop, wall oven, etc. 2) When your checking the breaker, actually physically touch it. Sometimes breakers can trip a but the spring that actually pulls the breaker to off position is weak and by visual inspection would appear on. Just simply reach in and tap the bar lightly in the off direction. If it pops over to the off position, turn it back on then go check your dryer. If the breaker passes inspection, I would unplug the machine because there migfht be a short at the terminal block where the plug connects to the dryer. After you've unplugged it, remove the back and check to see if everything is ok. I have a strong feeling that you won't need to get to this point cause I'm betting on breaker.

Apr 30, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

How do you turn off the dryer signal on kenmore 70 series dryer


On a 70 series dryer, the knob on the far right of the panel controls the signal. You can turn it left or right to set the signal to "On" or "Off."

If you've set it to Off and the signal still comes on, that switch that sits behind the knob is bad. It's the same switch that controls when the dryer starts. You can either try to repair it (by bending the contacts back into their original alignment) or replace it. A new switch is less than $10, and you can get one many places online, including from PartSelect.com:

http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?inventory=345390&SourceCode=3

May 20, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

63942 Dryer: how do you turn off the dryer signal on kenmore 70...


Hi, you can turn the signal off by using the start button on the dryer (located on the right side of the panel under the words "Push to start dryer"). Turn the knob to the left to turn the signal off, or to the right to turn it on. Each side should be labeled, but the lettering may have worn off over time.

If you've turned the knob to the left and it still signals at the end of a cycle, the switch that controls the signal may be broken.

May 18, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer wont start.


can you hear the motor or does the unit humm or vibrate when it is turned on
if yes then have a look at the belt
if not it's time sor a service call

Aug 04, 2009 | Kenmore 700 6972 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore 70 series dryer control/timer knob doesn't turn when running


THE TIMER HAS A SMALL DRIVE MOTOR THAT TURNS THE TIMER AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS FOR DIFFERENT CYCLES AND VARIES FROM BRAND TO BRAND BUT EITHER WAY YOU MUST REPLACE THE TIMER , EXPENSIVE FIX IF THE DRYER IS WORTH IT THAT SHOULD TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM

Aug 29, 2008 | Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

4 Answers

Kenmore 70 Series Dryer Won't Heat


won't heat. fuse good,breaker good,heating element test ok. How do I check the thermostate, and timer.

Apr 29, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

309 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...