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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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  • methomas88 Sep 01, 2007

    Can someone help me out, I mistakenly said I had the problem solved. I never got an answer. I was trying to reply to someone who asked for more info about the wires. Here is the part # for the grill that has the wire connectors 8299979 There are 2 wires that attach to this part (grill) 1-yellow and red ant the other black. I paid for premium assistance. Thanks

  • methomas88 Sep 01, 2007

    It is unlabeled.

  • methomas88 Sep 01, 2007

    I checked my manual but it doesn't have info on this. They look the same.

  • methomas88 Sep 01, 2007

    The wiring is near the door. I took off the lint guard (grill)-the wires comes out from the dryer and the terminals are located on the grill. I don't even know what the wires are for.



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

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  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2007

    I'm still here - I'll find the answer for you.

    Black should be the ground. Are the connectors labelled with a + and -?

    If so, Black goes to the -, red/yellow goes to the +.

    I'll look for a wiring diagram in case they're unlabelled.

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2007

    Okay, I'm having a hard time finding the diagram. It should be in your user's manual, if you still have it. I checked on Kenmore's website, but while they have a link for it, the link doesn't work.

    I'll keep looking.

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2007

    Do the two terminals look different in any way?

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2007

    Are we talking about the wires that come from the wall to the back of the unit, or some internal wires?

    Though in either case, if one is ground (which is what the black wire indicates) and one is power, hooking then up backwards won't break anything. I mean, either the dryer won't work until you wire them the right way, or possibly the motor will run backwards. However, it won't cause any damage.

    I've been unable to find a diagram of any kind. Sorta surprising, for so well known of a brand, but I think that's because Kenmore supplies them on their page, so there's no need for anyone else to have them for download. But, since Kenmore's links aren't working...

    I know this doesn't sound very scientific, but I suggest you take a guess, then test the dryver. Worst case scenario, you have to swap them when it doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2007

    Oh, those. Those are just to polarize the lint screen so it attracts lint.

    It doesn't matter which is on which side.



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