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Hi, my kenmore elite dryer 110.66942500 took a power surge. Replaced 240v AC outlet at wall (burnt) and matching cord. i have 240 at the red and black on inside of unit. Won;t turn on, drum lite out... replaced controller board and thermal fuse, still no drum lite. I am thinking it is the timer now thoughts??

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Unfortunately, the Main Control Board generally is the culprit that kills the entire dryer on these models. The tech sheet you discovered should also give you the test points to check the control panel too. However, if the Main Control Board is bad, it will do you no good to try to trace voltage if it's not there. In addition, the connector pins are so small it makes it rather difficult to even try to get good resistance readings. rule out other possibilities: THERMAL FUSE - Would kill all dryer functions, but I believe the control panel would still work and the interior drum light would come on. THERMAL CUT-OUT - Would only kill the HEATING portion of the dryer. The drum would still rotate, but the unit would not heat. DOOR SWITCH - Control panel would still function, but dryer would not start and drum would not rotate. BELT SWITCH - This will shut down a dryer if yours is equipped with one. I don't believe this model has such a switch, but even if it did, the dryer would not start, but the control panel would still light up. So...other than double checking all your wiring to make sure you don't have anything broken or loose, you have probably narrowed it down to the most likely cause. You still might have a defective interface panel, but they don't fail as often and are more expensive. Generally, the whole panel has to be replaced. I hope this guides you in the right direction. If you need further assistance, post comments.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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Now that there is a good one. Everything you are saying leads to a control board failure. Did you replace the board yourself, or have someone else do it? I have before gotten a new control board of the shelf, and it be as bad as the one I was replacing. Just a thought. Let me look around and see if I can find some other information, just really sounds like a bad part.

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remove the bottom paneland look y the heating element there should be a mini manual down there with a wiring diagram

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Remove the lower front cover - it has spring-loaded keepers that can be gently pryed and the panel should either hinge down or pop off. The thermal fuse and ignitor are behind this panel.

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SOURCE: dryer won't turn on, outlet works, cord works, but nothing works!

Read through the following link and make sure you rewired the dryer correctly:

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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you need to consult a electrician for reason that 240 is a very high voltage and will kill you.

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