Question about Kenmore Dryers
Brian, look inside your drum for some curved strips of metal that may be 6-8 inches in length. There may be two of them that run parallel to each other about half an inch apart. This is your moisture sensor. If you use dryer sheets like a lot of people do you may have an issue where there is a build up of residue from the dryer sheets on the sensors. Take some rubbing alcohol and some cotton balls or a rag and wipe down the sensor strips. If they come back blue in color there is build up on the strips. Keep wiping down until you no longer get any blue color. That build up can make the dryer think that the clothes are dry and shuts the dryer down. Hope this helps, I have done this on a couple of different dryers and it made a big difference.
Posted on Mar 18, 2014
Testimonial: "John - thanks for your suggestion, we don't use the dryer sheets but your question made me think to try the Moisture Sensor cycle and the dryer ran through the cycle OK. Maybe after I cleaned it and checked the connections it finally shook something loose. When I tested the heated cycle before it only ran a few minutes. Over the last couple days I tried this at least a dozen times, but now in Moisture sense it worked OK. I'll try the heated cycle again and see what happens."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
when you try to start it again do you hear a humming comeing from the motor? can you jump start it by turning the drum while holding the start button? If you say yes to these questions you have a bad motor.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Hi, Here are the obvious parts to check: Heater, High limit, Thermal fuse or thermostats...these are all generally located in the back but some models you access them from front. the most common cause is either heater or thermal fuse, I will include a picture of the thermal fuse. If you test these parts and find they all work you may be looking at a centrifiacal switch problem.
Here is a picture of the thermal fuse check this part first:
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Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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