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Re: kenmore washer/dryer combo
I Can give you a few things to check if your mechanically inclined, but if you dont feel comfortable digging into the machine I would suggest a technician visit.. if you feel like digging into it send me an email at email@example.com and we can begin
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Most all dryers, including combo washer/dryers, have an electric wire coil for a heating element. I suspect yours has given up ( they usually break in two, stopping the electrical flow). You should need to have the element replaced. Going to need to take the whole machine apart to fix this. Be blessed.
some tumbles have a rubber circle reset in the centre of tumble at the back,this is the thermostat.if not they may be internal.they are metal circle things,they may need replaced.id say a new thermostat is needed.may also be the heater element,need more info
Hello there Brian and welcome to fixya Slow drying is a fairly common issue with dryers that are a few years old the most commmon problems is due to the following Please check each one of these very close ok VentFrequently
there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside
of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and
clear of lint or any other substance. Heating elementYour
dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your
dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or
four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially
burned out, replace it. To determine if the heating element is burned
out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page.
dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't
dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear
the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way
to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a
flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and
you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance
repair technician.Cycling thermostatAlthough
this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the
temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly.
If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round,
black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to
the internal ductwork with two screws.
Hi, Either the elements have blown, or it could be a device called a thermal overload which has popped. (There may also be a loose wire which connects to the heating elements). Have your drier checked out by a good handyman or technician. Best wishes, Graemevm
check the duct work going out of the house if it is clogged the clothes wont dry. Birds love to build nest in a open dryer vent and if you have any bends lint will build up get these clean and it should get you drying again let me know what you find bill
If this is a Kenmore, have you checked the thermal cut-out or high-limit thermstat? Does the drum turn when you start the dryer?
If the drum turns, but does not heat, you will need to check the thermal cut-out (located on the heating element housing). The TCO should read a SHORT (0 ohms) or very low resistance. If it is OPEN, replace it along with the high-limit thermostat. In most cases the two components are sold as a set and are recommended to replaced as a set by the manufacturer.
Reason: The TCO is designed to protect the heating element and thermostat in the event of an overtemp condition. If the TCO is bad, there's a likely chance that the thermostat could be damaged.
If the TCO reads good, you may have a thermostat that is failing. The high limit thermostat operates normally in the CLOSED (shorted) position and will OPEN at or around 157 degrees F. It is located on the heating element housing adjacent to the TCO. If the thermostat has failed the dryer will tumble, but will not heat. Follow the same recommendation as for replacement of the TCO. Replace both components as a set.
Now...if the dryer drum does not spin, the likely cause is the thermal FUSE. It will be mounted on the blower housing near the blower fan. It is usually white (plastic) in color on Kenmore models. It should read a SHORT. If it fails the dryer will not spin or heat.
Post back with your comments or questions. I hope I'm leading you in the right direction.