Question about Kenmore Dryers
More than likely you have lost 1/2 of the 220 volts to your dryer. On the pigtail (thats the power connector) that plugs into the socket,Unplug it and check to see if the prongs are discolored, Clean them with steel wool, or a scouring pad. ( Don't use water) If that doesn't work check your fuse box, or breaker box. to make sure you have power to the socket. The power connector has 2 slits in it. One up and down, and 2 at angles. If you have a voltmeter, or a neighbor, check the voltage between the vertical slot and each of the slanted slots on the plug. You should have 120 volts ac on each. and 220v between the slanted slots. Unless you have a bad breaker, or one leg open by a bad fuse Your dryer uses one half the 220 or 110 for the motor, and the other half to run the timer, ect, and 220 for the drying element. with 1/2 of it gone only certain thing will work. If that doesn't work, you may have to turn off the power to the dryer outlet, clean or replace it. (Make sure the breaker is off, or fues are removed and check with a voltmeter that the circuit is dead before working on the outlet) , but I would almost bet that by wiggling and cleaning the plug will solve your problems for a while. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for using FixYa. If the cycle doesn't
complete, then the first thing that should be checked is the Timer and then the
heating element. Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the
dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in
one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault.
Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it. Many
dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the
cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled
with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What
happens next depends, as follows: On some units, the pause is timed and the
unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the cycle can't continue
until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of
dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the
heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it
never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle
problem" is fixed too. Please accept the solution if the
issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
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