Question about Dryers
The problem is definitely not the motor but rather the motor relay or the electronic control. Either the motor relay is not working to close the motor circuit or the electronic control is not powering up the motor relay to serve its function.
The motor relay and the heater relay are identical and can be used interchangeably. The heater relay may be used in place of the motor relay if the dryer heats up when the start switch is held on. It indicates that the heater relay is working.
Disconnect power to the dryer then pull the end cap trims off then remove the control panel securing screws. Once the screws are removed, rotate the control panel up to the rear of the dryer.
Disconnect the wires and remove the relays then put each in the place of the other. Refer to the component layout diagram for the location ofkenmore elite dryer 11063942101 works - cb4fbf7.jpg.
Reconnect the wires then rotate the control panel down back into position then plug the dryer in and start it. The dryer should start and continue to run when the start switch is released since the working heater relay is used but will not heat up indicating that the motor relay is not working. Otherwise the fault is in the electronic control.
Replace the faulty component and it should address the problem. The relay (heater/motor) is part number 3405281 and the electronic control is part number .
Squeeze on the electronic control mounting bracket as shown then pull the board up to remove.
Insert the new control board and gently press it down into position. Transfer the wires from the old board to the new board one at a time.
Simply unscrew the relay to be replaced then secure the new one into position and transfer the wires.
Rotate the control panel down and secure it back into position to complete the repair.
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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