I don't think I have the right model but mine says 110.c65492400. Its a kenmore front loading and its about 3 and a half years old. I first noticed it was started before we went to bed and in the morning still running, I ran it, no heat so I checked and the heater element was open so i changed it. As soon as I ran it with the new element the thermal cut off which is on the duct into the drum blew right apart. I got a new one and the high limit stat in the kit which goes right on the heater element, changed them and the hose going outside and cleaned the ducts in the dryer. I then ran it and it worked for about half an hour and then just quit. I checked the thermal fuse on the blower duct, it was open so I changed it and now it works but on the high heat setting it got so hot the clothes smelled burnt and the timer didn't seem to advance, on the low heat setting it works fine but the timer stll doesn't advance. I already have about $125 into it and would really like to find the root of the problem, any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.
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Re: very high heat and timer won't advance
Stop !!! You are creating a much larger problem by trying to fix this at this point.To correct the problems it has now is not going to be practical to cost.My advise is to push this aside before you have a disaster.Buy a new /used dryer that is working and when it does need a repair you let me know,do not try to repair anything your not sure of because it makes it impossible to correct the added problems at a low cost.
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Ain't no moisture sensor. This is is not an electronic sensing machine. It uses another method to determine dryness. An orange wire connects to the base of the heating element. The timer motor is driven by power from it in auto dry. The timer motor is VERY slow. Slower than most dryer timer motors.As the clothes get dryer the heat is not needed so the element is turned off by the control thermostat which is mounted next to the skinny white fuse on the blower housing. This allows for the turtle like motor on the timer to advance. Once the clothes get to the point of dryness the heater stays off way longer and the timer motor advances on over to the cool down and carry on over to the end of cycle. So the clothes won't always be dry due to factors like lint buildup in the blower housing, venting to outside and so forth. having said that my mom bought a brand new Kenmore dryer and I set it on 55 minutes timed drying. At the end of that them clothes is still damp. I then set it to auto dry high heat and that usually gets em dry. I think the main probo with this dryer is the thermostat ain't set as high as older models to keep the heat at a moderate temp so that the limits won't blow on models in apts and such. Just a theory.
you need to send the model number,open the door and look around the opening where you put the clothes into the dryer and you'll see the tag with the model number.it will start with 110. or 417.because you have no heat that's why the timer won't advance,when the heat shuts down then the timer advances when the heat comes back on the timer stops moving or advancing,no heat the timer won't move.send the model number
do you have heat in the dryer?is it on time dry or auto dry?when the heat shuts down then the timer will advance in auto, when the heat starts again the timer stops.let me know if you have heat or not and send the model next time,will start with 110. or something like that and eight numbers after the dot
Check your breaker box. If one side trips it will run but will not heat. Common problem. Try checking L1 to N, and L2 to N, you should have 110 and 110 if you dont than it,s your breaker. I would just check your breakers. Make sure you give me a thumbs up if I am right.
Check the exhaust tube that goes out the back of the dryer. It may be clogged with lint. Ours did this about a month ago and and a thurough cleaning did wonders. I bought a kit from Lowe's with all kinds of attachments. It was really easy.