Question about Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

I have a Kenmore Elite Gas dryer 2002. Everything works on it except you have to hold the start button down on it. It turns fine, Fires up and heats but let off the start button and it stops. I took it apart and cleaned everything inside. The motor looked fine. I think it might be the switch.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Kenmore Master
  • 43,501 Answers


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • 2 more comments 
  • tcschaiper Sep 17, 2010

    Just fixed the dryer. It turned out to be a relay that controls the motor on the control panel. A woppin $3.26 part that I bought from an electronic store. Thanks to all who posted

  • tcschaiper Sep 17, 2010

    Just fixed the dryer. It turned out to be a relay that controls the motor on the control panel. A woppin $3.26 part that I bought from an electronic store. Thanks to all who posted

  • tcschaiper Sep 17, 2010

    Just fixed the dryer. It turned out to be a relay that controls the motor on the control panel. A woppin $3.26 part that I bought from an electronic store. Thanks to all who posted

  • tcschaiper Sep 17, 2010

    Just fixed the dryer. It turned out to be a relay that controls the motor on the control panel. A woppin $3.26 part that I bought from an electronic store. Thanks to all who posted

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2002 27" kenmore elite gas dryer that runs great except you have to hold down the start button. I took it all apart and cleaned it. The motor looked fine. I think it might be the start button.


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Sep 08, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

My kenmore elite electric dryer inconsistantly starts to heat and


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Jul 27, 2010 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite electric dryer, no heat, runs if holding start ****


with this combination of problems it sounds like a power problem on the control board being you have more than one problem,it sounds as though you arn't getting a latch voltage at the relay energizing coils that latch the relays to power the motor and element

Apr 16, 2010 | Dryers

1 Answer

Drum turns only when holding down the start button


The infinity start button has an internal detent that has failed.
Please replace the start button.


Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Mar 04, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

2 Answers

Kenmore dryer heats at first then quits


You may have a bad thermocouple. The thermocouple is what "tells" the control unit that the flame is present. If it doesn't tell the control, the control turns the gas off to prevent an explosion.

Jan 02, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite HE4 gas dryer, no heat at all


The ignitor may be bad or the thermal fuse may be failed.

Aug 27, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore elite dryer no heat


You may want to check if the heating element needs replacing. Most Dryers have 2 heating elements that are found by taking the back off, some of the newer dryers have 3.

Jun 08, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer turns on, but does not run


Try to turn the drum inside with no clothes in it, does it turn freely both ways?

Then as someone is holding the start button, hold the door switch button, then try to turn the drum counter-clock wise, and see if it will start turning on its own.

If it does start turning, then the motor is more than likely the problem.

If it dosen't then the timer is more than likely the problem.

Feb 05, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

3 Answers

KENMORE GAS DRYER - MYSTERIOUS HEAT PROBLEM


Most times I replace the coil assy. on gas control valve. OR could be the sensor.Or both.

Nov 27, 2007 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2180 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...