Question about Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer will not heat - Kenmore Dryers

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,784 Answers

If gas, check the following areas.



1. Gas valve coils
Igniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

If electric, check the following.

1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer works but timer doesn't move. I just replaced it and still having the same problem.


Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer Heat timer - Questions - Fixya

www.fixya.com > Forum > Dryers > Kenmore > Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer
Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer, heat timer related issues. ... The timer doesn't work. ... the heat turns back on the timer stops,heat shuts off the timer will move again,if the ... not heating/timer knob not turning . the dryer works but is not heating and i ...

kenmore 400 doesn't heat, and timer doesn't move, but dryer ...

www.shopyourway.com > Manage My Life > Questions
I understand your Kenmore 400 Dryer doesn't heat up or the timer doesn't move, butit tumbles sometimes. I found the manual for your Kenmore Dryer in ...

Fixing an Electric Dryer that Doesn't Heat and the Timer ...

? 5:51
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mo_gw0p2CI
Jun 29, 2013 - Uploaded by SamuraiRepairman
Although electric dryers are the simplest appliance to work on, ....and now the dryer won't heat and the timer doesn't advance, butthe motor still runs? .... Diagose a Whirlpool or Kenmore Dryerthat Keeps Running, Wont Shut ...

Dec 21, 2015 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

1 Answer

Where is the heating element for a Kenmore heavy duty 60 series soft heat large capacity?


How to Replace Your Electric Dryer's Heating Element

www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm
How to Replace Your Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, or Kitchenaid Electric Dryer's Heating Element. Here's a common job that many folks are afraid of, but it's ...

Whirlpool / Kenmore Dryer Heater and Thermostat Test ...

? 7:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZY9CQ_CqvY
Sep 13, 2010 - Uploaded by Bill Newberry
Basic checks for a Whirlpool made dryer. ... Whirlpool & KenmoreDryer Repair - How To Diagnose No Heat ...

Whirlpool - Kenmore - Maytag Dryer Not Heating Repair ...

? 2:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i95okOr2rOI
Mar 1, 2011 - Uploaded by ApplianceAdvice
It will explain step by step instructions on how to test the thermostats, fuses, and heating element inside the ...

How To Fix Dryer With No Heat ' Dryer Repair - PartSelect





Dec 12, 2015 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore Dryer 300 Series No heat , I check continuity to all parts , it ok , but still no heat on dryer What's wrong?


What is the model number?
Exactly which parts did you check?
Also, check the breakers. The breakers are 220 and one of them may have thrown not allowing it to heat but the dryer will run.

Oct 17, 2012 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

1 Answer

My Kenmore dryer will not heat or turnoff. I have


the timer will not advance without heat.the dryer heats up when it reaches temp. the heat shuts off and the timer advances,when the heat comes back on the timer stops,send the model number next time,

Jul 31, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore 70's dryer, not heating,


Maybe timer, try a different heat cycle.

Feb 06, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite HE4 gas dryer, no heat at all


The ignitor may be bad or the thermal fuse may be failed.

Aug 27, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore D433ele will not turn off...will not heat


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
//

Jul 31, 2009 | Kenmore 400 6942 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite dryer no heat


You may want to check if the heating element needs replacing. Most Dryers have 2 heating elements that are found by taking the back off, some of the newer dryers have 3.

Jun 08, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

172 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2180 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...