Question about Dryers
We've had problems this winter with our dryer only running when the start button is held. I determined that it was due to the extreme cold. I could blow a hair dryer into the bottom access and after a few minutes it would work properly. Now today, it won't work at all. The outlet is good (I checked it). All I get is a click in the power control when I push the button. Is this likely the thermal fuse?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is a motor relay in the consol part 3405281,there is also a heat relay too,you can swap em out to see if this is the problem, the one on right side with blue wires is the motor relay let me know how you make out
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
SOURCE: No power to selector panel
Sounds like the control panel may be dead. If you cannot get any lights to come on at all on the front panel, its probably a goner. You can check the voltage coming out of the control pc board via the schematic inside the dryer panel. I have this same exact problem. I replaced the control board 3 times because the panel seems fine if i plug it into an external power supply but will not work when plugged into my dryer. I have my jumpered and running off of a circuit breaker.
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer - No Heat
110 comes from the motor 110 comes from the timer remove the wire that comes from the motor see if you have 110 if you do the timer is bad if not the motor is. even if the motor is turning its bad
Posted on Jun 08, 2010
Hello. There are only 4 possible problem areas to check when it will not start:
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. 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. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.
If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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