Question about Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
The other day the bulb burned out. The first time I tried to dry a load of laundry after the bulb burned out, the control panel lit up, and I was able to program the settings; but then when pushing the start button the dryer beeped three times, and the display time flashed. The end result is that the dryer did not start.
Today I changed the light bulb and now find that the bulb stays on continuously, even when the door is closed. Still not able to get the dryer to start. To get the bulb to turn off I unplugged the dryer from the wall outlet.
First problem in six years of owning it. I feel it is the door switch. Any thoughts?
Dryer inside is very hot, 6 years long time, i have the feeling that wire was damaged and connected to each other cause this kind problem.
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
If there's heat inside the drum the heater coils are ok. Check the exhaust vent, make sure it's not kinked or squished behind the
machine and that the outside vent is not clogged with lint. You should
feel air blowing freely to the outside.
If there is no heat, first check for 240V at the outlet. If you have 240V, it could be the element, the hi-limit thermostat, the thermal cut-off, the timer, the motor or a wiring issue (loose or shorted)
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
SOURCE: laundry not getting dry
It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.
Vent Frequently 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 element Your 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.
Internal ductwork Your 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.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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