Hi, I dried one load today without a problem then when I tried to do the second load the machine just stopped working. At first it seemed as if the push start button just popped back out and so I pushed it a few times then it just kind of died. The cycle button started making a low vibrating noise so I unplugged the machine for a while, fuses in house are good, anyone know what this means???
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Re: kenmore dryer just stopped working??
Thermal fuse or the blorer limit is bad indicating that there is a restriction of air flow in the venting of the dryer, kinked vent hose,wallvent louver stuck closed or lint in the vent housing, bet venting issue
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Remove the exhaust vent from the rear and try a load of laundry. If ir dries correctly,clean and or repair the connecting exhaust vent. It may also be necessary to disassemble the dryer and clean internal ducts.
Is the door completely shut? Did it stop working right in the middle of a cycle? Are you drying shoes in this load? I'd turn it off, and try it again. If this doesn't work, try it on another drying cycle. If this doesn't work, feel free to contact me again. I hope this works for you. Good Luck! Jim
if you are using the sensor drying cyle this could cause the unit to stop. it will detect the most dry clothing first usually light clothes that dry faster.if not and you are useing timed dry the most likely cause is a faluty timer,or a thermostat sesnor is going bad and turnoing off the dryer before the clothes are dry
Hi, Appliances which use heating elements almost always have an internal overload protection switch. This overload usually looks like a small diode or resistor somewhere on your incomming power inside the machine. Try to find this overload and bridge it out and try the machine again. These overloads usually have a rather limited life span and are most often the cause of a "dead" machine. Best wishes, Graemevm
After just now calling the service center it seems that unplugging the machine for 30 seconds or so will reset the control panel. The F 40 code means the signal wasn't working in the machine and resetting it solved the problem. Kind of like when you have to unplug the computer sometimes.
the dryer is almost 15 years old! the drum rotates on two or three felt bearings in front and a ball bearing in the rear. the belt may have broken, the tensioner may have loosened. the motor goes in one direction only and starts off a centrifugal start switch. If the motor doesn't get up to speed to open the start winding, the machine just won't go. check the belt first.