Question about Kenmore Dryers
Just changed fuse the dryer streets but overheated again and will not start again don't know if the tub is turning
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
Good for you changing the fuse. More and more women are becoming handy with repairs.
Unfortunately, the fuse blew because of another problem.
You may have a high temperature limit switch problem. You may have a time cycle problem.
This is a hard question to answer since you did not provide a model number for me to see what dryer you have.
Please submit your question with the model number. Open the dryer door the model number is on a label inside the door.
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dryer tub won't turn
hear the motor running, just not spinnig drum? if so you problably eiteh threw the belt off pully it broke all together. theres 2 screws holding the front panel on apprx 10 in. up and 2in. in, slightly pointed upwards. rmeove them and the front panl comes off, i believ the top might just tip back at that pint in which case youll see the belt wrapped around the drum. ro where it should be wrapped around anyway. new belt num Y312959.if needed, youll need to reach beltto motor pulley from behind unit through a small acsess hole. be carefull not rip bag bael is in because it shows placemnet of tension pulley and correct direction to wrap belt in.anything past that, im thinkin 18 yrs has been a good run, go for new
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
SOURCE: It seems I need to
Hi debbie carls...
Your probably right, it could be the thermal fuse/thermistor/thermostat.
I will supply you with what you need to know, but you have to decide if it is too difficult for you to do.
I use this info below for when the dryers are not heating, some of it will apply to your situation.
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If 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.
Check the 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. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If you have an ohm meter then you can test the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse,
then you do not have to tape the wires together as described above.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse as it is faulty.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST AS THIS COULD CAUSE A FIRE BECAUSE YOU HAVE REMOVED THE SAFETY.
If the thermal fuse overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace the element go to the following website:
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Posted on May 28, 2011
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...
It will help you determine what is happening there...
Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise
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Posted on Aug 05, 2011
SOURCE: Maytag Performa dryer blows fuse
their are two possiblities causing that
1) while cleaning the lint from the motor a wire accidently got pulled of of the motor switch
2) to me the buzzing when start button is pushed and may or may not start,the motor is bad
When trying the trick to start the motor by hand the door switch also must be pressed in
Posted on Aug 05, 2011
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Check and clean if necessary your vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
Make sure your lint screen is in place and has no tears or holes in it and is still firmly attached to the frame.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system.
It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan.
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Posted on Sep 05, 2011
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