Question about Kenmore Dryers
I recently had my basement flooded and my dryer got a lot of water in it. It will work for a few seconds if I hold down the start switch but then it seems to trip a circuit breaker in the dryer somewhere. If I hold down the start button for about 5 seconds you can smell a hot smell coming from the bottom of the dryer. I tested the start switch and one of the fuses with a DMM and they tested fine. I took the motor out and saw some corrosion from the water and I cleaned it off, then reinstalled the motor and it's still doing the same thing. This is a relatively new dryer so everything should still be working except for the water that got into it may have done something to it but I can't seem to find the source of the overheating.
You probably still have water collected and trapped in the vent somewhere leading to the safety shutoff. I would unplug it and remove any connections to the dryer and then turn the unit upside down to see if any more water drains out of it that was trapped.
Posted on May 14, 2009
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