Question about Dryers
Our dryer stopped heating and we want to check the fuses. How do we remove the kick plate from the Kenmore HE4 dryer. We took out the bottom 2 screws, but it sticks at the top. We don't want to force it off and break it...is there a trick?
With the screws removed, tap each side of the panel and it should drop down. Sometimes the panel can stick (epecially if dryer softener sheets are used).
The Thermal Fuse is located on the blower fan housing. It is a white (or gray) colored plastic component with two wires. If it is blown the dryer will not run at all. If the dryer IS running, however, but not heating, the following link will give you the steps necessary to troubleshoot:
Most dryer heat related problems are attributed to poorly installed, kinked or clogged exhaust ventilation. If this is your problem, please refer to the section that discusses the ventilation. Replacing any failed components with a dryer left in a clogged condition, will result in repeated failures of any components you do replace.
The heating element on your dryer is located on the lower right hand side under the drum. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) and Hi-Limit Thermostat are mounted on the outside of the heater box to the left of the heating element. The component that commonly blows in an overheated condition is the TCO. It is located at the end opposite the heating element terminals. If the TCO is bad, replace the Hi-Limit Thermostat at the same time. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace. These two components are often sold as set.
If you have any questions, or require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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