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72602 kenmore dryer

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  • jacksoncharl Jul 27, 2008

    I replaced the dry with new ig-niter but before I replace the gas valve please let me know if the problem could be a sensor.



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I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008


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SOURCE: dryer won't heat up

It could be the problem, you are definitely on the right track. There are a lot of things though that could cause a dryer to not heat. I try to give the most common reasons as it is hard to determine without hooking up a voltage meter to the parts. One thing is that your vents may be clogged up somewhere between the dryer and the outside. A lot of people don't want to believe that the problem is that, but it is common and if that is the problem better to be that then something wrong with the dryer. Anyway, check outside where the vent is and feel if the air coming out is strong. If it's not that may be the issue.

Next, if the air is good, open up the bottom panel so you can watch the dryer working. Watch and see if the ignitor is coming on. You may just have a problem with the thermostat which tells the dryer when to shut off the heat when the temp in the drum has reached the max. It should go up to about 110 degrees and then turn off, when it gets down to about 70 or so it will come back on. That is the job of the thermostat, to regulate the temp. If it does not work though it just won't heat.

If your ignitor does come on and you see the flame and it goes right off then you need to replace the thermostat. If it doesn't come on at all though you will need a new ignitor seloniod. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful for you. It might be wise to have a tech come out and fix it too as some of those things can become quite a pain to fix. Gas dryers are a lot more complicated then electric. Good luck and glad to help.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 72602

It is an easy repair. The sensor and ignitor are ok since it will work one time when it is cooled don. The problem is with the coils. They get hot and quit. Common failure on gas dryers.themobilian_150.jpg


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