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Kenmore HE4 85088400-wiring problem

I just removed the lint screen to clean it and I unplugged the wires. I did not pay attention to the wiring-two wires. I don't know which wire goes where?

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Re: Kenmore HE4 85088400-wiring problem

Can you describe the individual wires, while I try to find a manual with this information?

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Put the back panel back, and hope you havent done permanent damage
the back does not come off roper dryers for service
the front does
the back panel serves solely as a mounting point for important fixtures
there is no reset button
there are thermal fuses, if the thermal fuse, mounted on the exhaust duct or fan housing has failed, it must be replaced, but they are not expensive
look like this de074eb.jpgbcb6b5f.jpg to access the dryer mechanism

unplug dryer
remove lint filter
remove 2 screws under lint filter
with putty knife or other blunt blade, depress spring catches at front corners of top cover
raise front cover
remove 1 screw each side of front panel 1/3 from top
remove door switch wires
remove front panel set aside
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while the dryer is open
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Almost always a thermal fuse.

If your lint screen is in the door, follow these directions:
Disconnect the power. Remove the lint screen. Slide a putty knife in between the toe panel and the bottom of the door three inches from either side. this will release the clips at the top. Tilt the toe panel out at the top and lift it off the clips on the bottom.
Remove the two 1/4 in screws at the top of the metal triangular box around the lint screen. There may be one more ***** near the bottom right of the box holding a gold bracket in place. Remove that ***** or lift the box off the black metal clip at the bottom.
You can now reach the thermal fuse. It's the white plastic part with two wires on it near the blower wheel. If you have an ohm meter, you can test it now. Or remove it (one 1/4 in *****) and take it to the parts store for testing.

If your lint screen is in the top of the machine, follow these directions:
Disconnect power. Remove the lint screen. Remove the two Phillips screws under the lint screen handle.
Pull the dryer away from the wall about 2 feet or more. Disconnect the vent pipe from the bottom of the dryer. Remove the nine 1/4 in screws holding the back panel on, along with the small metal cover. Lift and remove the back panel.
You can now reach the thermal fuse. It's the white plastic part with two wires, close to the blower wheel. If you have an ohm meter, you can test it now. Or remove it (one 1/4 in *****) and take it to the parts store for testing.
While you're back there, be sure to clean out the long metal box that the lint screen goes into (four more 1/4 inch screws.)

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For an electric dryer, there are just a few electrical components to test. You will need an "ohm-meter". First one to check would be the thermal fuse, mounted either on the blower wheel housing (for bottom lint screen) or on the rear bulkhead (top lint screen dryers).
You must have dryer unplugged, and have one wire removed from the thermal fuse (typically a small white rectangle or oblong shape, near the thermostat). With the meter set to ohms (resistance) read across the terminals on the fuse...if the meter reads either OL or infinite resistance, you need to replace the fuse. If so, make sure your ductwork is clear and you have good airflow at the exhaust point. If your duct is clear, you should also replace the operating thermostat. If your ductwork has a lot of lint in it, it must be cleaned, or the fuse will fail again.
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