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Dryer I have an old Kenmore dryer 6420 74201 and it has stopped running. No lint build up, no fuse issues, no sound at all when the dryer is turned on. Not even a click or any noise at all. Please advise:)

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  • Jenniferv2 Jul 23, 2008

    The dryer still buzzes when changing settings and clicks but won't run

  • Jenniferv2 Jul 23, 2008

    What does that mean?

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Hello,
May be the machine need to be replaced as it has been affected due to over flow of current..Please try to take the device to any service centre nearby for Servicing it..It just needs a perfect service in order to bring it back to good condition..Thats all..Hope this helps you!..Thank you..

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Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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This failure could be related to a defective or seize electric motor.
This project might not be a DIY but i would suggest to read the info in this link and see if you can do it, if not I would suggest to have a tech do the work.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Please do a hard reset and try the unit to start

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jul 26, 2008

    Plug
    something else into the same outlet. If it works, you know you have
    power to the dryer. If it doesn' t work, you'll need to check for any
    blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Electric dryers should have
    the wiring checked at the terminal block to make sure that the
    connection is good, or to verify that the connection is burnt out.

    If the power is there, you will want to check the door switch,
    thermal fuse, thermostats, and start switch to see if one of these is
    faulty. Make sure that the control settings are appropriate, and that
    any buttons are fully depressed. Make sure that the start button has
    been fully pushed down or turned far enough to activate the dryer.

    The door or lid switch performs two main functions. When the
    dryer
    door is open, it keeps the dryer from starting, and turns on the light.
    If the door switch is faulty, your dryer won't work, and you'll need to
    replace the switch. The door switch is located inside of your dryer's
    main housing right by the door frame. You'll probably need to access
    this switch through the top or front of your dryer.

    There may also be a problem with the start switch. Test and
    replace if it is faulty.

    Many dryers use what's called a thermal fuse. This is often
    mounted
    within the exhaust duct in the back panel. This fuse is about an inch
    long, and is usually found within a white plastic housing. Your dryer
    will not operate if this fuse is defective. You can test this fuse, and
    if faulty, replace it.

    Most fuses have a thin wire that conducts electricity. When
    fuses
    blow, it means the wire is broken, they have no continuity and no power
    will flow through it. When this happens to the thermal fuse, your dryer
    either doesn't work at all, or it stops heating. Give your vent and
    heating system a visual check before you replace this fuse.

    You will also want to test each thermostat to determine if any
    one
    is faulty. A bad thermostat may prevent your dryer from working at all.


  • dewan nafees ahmed Jul 26, 2008

    hard reset means leaving the unit turned off by plugging out from wall power for one night. and then turn on the unit.

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Hi,
If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

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