Question about Kenmore HE5 Electric Dryer
My dryer door was not closing properly. So I bought the latch for the door. I made the process more difficult than what it really was because I took the entire door apart, took off all of the inside screws and the door hinges. (Until I looked it up on youtube) Well, I put everything BACK together and it closes perfectly (yay) but it won't start because the sensor isn't being pushed when it closes and it looks like it's not aligned correctly. The screws can be seen when the door closes PLUS I have two additional screws that I don't know where they go!!
If this is not a joke, then PLEASE follow 2 basic tips when repairing or attempting to repair anything. First take several good sharp high rez images of everything you are going to be working on BEFORE you do anything and as you are taking things off. Do a simple edit on each image by placing a number or letter next to each screw or terminal or anything else you may be removing and/or replacing in the original images. Then using boxes, labels, small cups, an egg carton, or similar, place each screw or part as you remove it into a separate spot labeled as you did in the images. I have been tinkering around with just about everything for more years than I like to think about, but I still use this method when I am working on something new for the first time.
Specifically the door is obviously not closing perfectly and you "screwed up" if you have screws or any parts left over. The mechanic in "Doc Hollywood" always had a bag of parts left over if you have ever seen that sappy movie. You could just take it all apart again and look for some holes that need screws but don't have them and experiment until you get all correct. If this is your model then you can see a complete parts diagram here:
Each of the parts including screws will be labeled and have a part number which you can look up. If this is not your model, just enter your model number in the search box and find what you need. If you can't tell which screw goes where by looking at the images of each, then you will have to do a google search on the part number and find out exactly what size it is.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
pull end caps off just grab at top of plastic and pull towards you remove the 2 screws underneath lift console up and roll back next to timer is a small control bd to right of that are 2 relays 1 with red wires for element and 1 with blue wires for motor first try switching the relays they are identical and will work for either 1 ..try if works replace relay ..if still not working suspect control bd
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
you did not say how old? but I find that all it takes is one wire to get old, and starts to heat up because electric cant flow through it, then it gets worse and worse fast, then heats up the whole block, till the whole thing gets melted...bad thing is its happens slow enough that the standard 30 amp breaker won't trip during this slow melt down!
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.Check online for the part repairclinic.com has it for $14.00 not bad
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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