Question about Dryers
I have a Kenmore 90 Plus Series electric dryer. Model No: 110.68942892. It will only run about ten minutes and the power trips. After it cools it seems to attempt to restart, but usually fails. After I trip the home breaker off and on adn allow time to cool it will restart sometimes with the heating element turned off and other times it will not. I removed the lower front panel and the cover to the heating element. This is a dryer that I obtained with the purchase of the house and know little about. It appears that the drum is off center as the gap on one side is greater than the other and the drum is difficult to turn by hand.
It sounds like the motor switch which is actually inside the motor on the model. It is very expensive to replace motor so it may not be worth fixing......
Although I stick to the above statement; I have seen cases where a thermal fuse wire has come loose and perhaps sometimes touching(allowing heat) and sometimes not(hitting something blowing the breaker.... Check all wires on blower vent area... GOODLUCK!!!
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
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