Question about Kenmore Dryers
Can anyone tell me where the actual beeper on the circuit board is located for my model? I am referring to the fix on this post:
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I do not want to buy both boards, only to have the beeping continue :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We have a very close model (almost exactly the same age) with the exact same problem. We have previously had about four repair calls on it for mysteriously shutting down mid-cycle (and generally acting possessed-- like ghosts hitting the buttons ;-). The final "fix" for that problem was replacement of the "user interface" board (Sears P/N 8564375). It worked fine for a couple months and then developed the same problem you describe. The problem is most likely either with P/N 8564375 ("USER INTERFACE" the display/button board), P/N W10118243 ("CONTROL ELECTRONIC"-- that's the part that actually *reads* the buttons and sets the lights on and off), or possibly the wiring harness between the two. My guess is that it it erroneously reading the 'signal volume' switch as being pressed and is setting the light/beeper accordingly. We had W10118243 replaced on our unit before (basically the techs just swapped stuff out until it started behaving), so I doubt that's the problem. I've tried messing with the cable on ours and that doesn't seem to be the problem. I think P/N 3407184 (The "USER INTERFACE") is probably the best bet. It's cheaper than a service call at least. ($89 for a whole new assembly, vs. ~$300+ for a service call) You can go to the Sears Parts store (http://www3.sears.com/) and type in your model number (on the sticker inside the dryer door) and then look at the "Top Console and Parts" page. There's a "Diagram" button that will show you the expanded view of all the parts. I imagine they call the parts by the same name on all the units. Basically you want to look for the circuit board with the lights and buttons on it that sits under the plastic front housing. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
I have been experiencing the same constant beeping throughout the drying cycle with the loud and soft lights alternating. After reading every post I could find related to this issue. I removed the top console and found the hidden tech sheet. I ran the diagnostic mode and got error code F 2 which means there is a failure or interface mismatch, whatever that means. Well, when I read that folks have spent hundreds of dollars to replace the part and the problem returns and since the dryer functions perfectly fine except for the beeping, I just removed the beeper from the control board (twisted it off). Crossed my fingers and put everything back together. Turned on the dryer and bingo, beep is gone and dryer works fine. I know this isn't a proper fix, but Sears doesn't have one either. I had a Sears Tech to my house right before the warranty expired and she had no idea what to do and said the dryer was so new, they didn't have any specs. She didn't even remove the top to get the tech sheet and check any of the connections or run the diagnostic test? Just kept pushing different buttons and unplugged and it seemed to reset, but of course came back. Hope that helps someone else who doesn't have the money to replace and knows that Sears won't do it. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
I take the timed approach with appliance problems. If they occur 10 years after purchase, I buy a new one. If five years, I call a repair service and measure the cost of repair against the purchase of a replacement. If one year or less after purchase, I pile the expensive, offending, useless lump of an example of the decline of American workmanship into the back of my pickup and push it out on the doorstep of the store where I purchased it.
I find this method to be the most cost-effective and least troubling. And costs me about the same as calling the repair service.
In fact, right now I'm loading up my Kenmore Elite Oasis 6705, purchased March 13, 2007, (note that the problem began one month AFTER the warranty ran out) in the back of my pickup and I will make at quick stop at Sears to push it off the back of my truck (I find if I don't stop, but keep the truck rolling it makes for a much louder and attention grabbing drop off) then find the nearest hardware store so I can purchase some strong nylon line to string across my backyard so I can dry my clothes. I also purchase a bit of extra line so that I have enough to string up any Sears or Kenmore representatives who might stop by to inquire about the appliance they found on their doorstep.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
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