Kenmore model 69801 won't start. Voltage at outlet verified good. Need to know schematic to troubleshoot. Experienced electronics technician working. I am not commercial. this is just my drier. Tim Emch.
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Not a complete model number but most kenmores have a white thermal limit on the blower housing that shuts it down in case of overheat. They can wear out over time. If thats not it schematic should be under control panel.
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- 45 - Service Test Mode The dryer control has a service test mode that can be utilized by the service technician in order to test critical components and to access error codes. This test mode will help the service technician to quickly identify failed or improperly operating dryer components.
Test Mode Description t01 Model ID Verifi es (or sets on new board) the proper model id. t02 Error Codes Lists up to 10 control-detected problems. t03 Software ID Displays the software version number and the non- volatile memory version number. t04 Program Non-volatile Memory Test Control computes and compares the 16-bit CRC of the non-volatile memory with the pre-computed version stored in the non-volatile memory. t05
Control turns on all LEDs and the 7-segment display. t06 Keys Continuity Verifi es that all displays and buttons work. t07 Outlet Thermistor Displays outlet thermistor temperature. t08 Inlet Thermistor Displays inlet thermistor temperature. t09
Displays voltage read from the moisture sensor. t10 Exhaust Detection Verifi es status of the exhaust system. To enter the test mode: To exit the test mode: Disconnect the power for 30 seconds. Reconnect power and within 30 seconds of reconnecting power: Press signal button. Press delay start button. Press signal button. Press delay start button. (Displays t01) 1. 2. a. b. c. d. Press the power button during the test selection mode. Note: A dryer left in the test mode will exit the test mode after a period of 30 minutes
There could be a number of different reasons for your drier not to be heating. You could start off with making sure your getting 240v to your drier. Then you could check the lint trap outside your house to make sure its not clogged. If all is good you will now have to take apart the drier and with a ohm meter check several parts. Heating element, burnt wire, limit switches, and a few others depending on the model. If your familiar with troubleshooting you can find a schematic on your drier and go from there. If not I would recommend you having a technician to come and check it.
F70 code is a loss of communication between the machine control board and the console. Usually the machine control board is the cause.
Before you do anything to troubleshoot do the following. Take a hand held hair dryer and dry off the keypad area making sure NOT to over heat the area. Moisture from condensation gets into the keypad and causes it to stop working and you get your beep. It takes a while but in 10 to 15 minutes after you started the drying process try starting the dryer
A tech that does not know about this will change the over $300.00 machine control board and you still have the same problem. I would insist they install my board again! Watch the video at the bottom of this post:
Sometimes when a heating element fails it will also trip just ONE dryer Circuit Breaker. Reset the CB by pushing it hard to OFF and then back to ON. If the CB trips as soon as you try to start it the heating element is probably grounded to the holding fixture. If it works now with no heat the heating element has failed. (Rare but this does happen)
IF drying out the keypad did not correct the problem, most often it is either the machine control board or the motor that fails.
This type of diagnosis will require accessing the internal components & making voltage & resistance checks with a volt/ohm meter. There are several different components that could cause this symptom & yes it is possible that the door switch is bad. This model of dryer should only be worked on by an experienced, trained technician due to all of the electronic controlled parts.
Verify proper line voltage is present at the outlet. This will require the use of a voltage meter. If not properly trained, I would consult an electrician to verify the voltage.
Part of the troubleshooting proceedure requires the technician to verify that the applience is receiving the required supply power.
This has to be verified at the outlet to eliminate the possibility of a bad breaker or bad connection inside the breaker panel or outlet box.
Hope this helps in finding the solution to your problem..
Thanks and good luck..
Make sure you also have a dedicated outlet and power source for your dryer. This means a single outlet with a single circuit breaker. Most homes are constructed this way to ensure safe operation of the appliance and to prevent improper loading. If you have questions, please let me know.
As far as a wiring diagram is concerned, most manufacturers place a schematic drawing inside the operator console of the appliance for troublshooting purposes. I hope this helps.