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Dryer no longer heats up on my Kenmore 417.94812301 laundry stacked unit

My dryer no longer heats up, everything else is ok on the unit, it's only about 4 years old. I have been told it needs a thermostat and a heating element. The repair was quoted at 420.00! Can my husband fix it without too much trouble and what are the part numbers? Thanks!

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On your dryer the common problems found is either you lost some of your electrical power (check your fuse box) or you need a new heater #131475300 about $100 for the part.

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I have a stacked Frigidaire FEZ831CA washer/dryer combo and when running the dryer it makes a very high pitched (AND LOUD) screeching sound. Any ideas as to what might be the problem? Thanks, Sean


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Sean, Bad felt gasket body to drum, if belt drive on dryer, it could be worn and slipping, making a screech, or if not the belt, the drum may have a worn bearing on its hub allowing it to run crooked and rub where it should not.
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Dryer not heating


Check Heating elements if ok check the in line fuse that go to drying element and if it open replace it and clean filter and check pipe that blow out side make sure it not stop up because if in line fuse is open stop up filter and pipe that blow air out side will cause the heating element in fuse to open up. And check for lose wire going to element to.

May 30, 2014 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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Dryer has no heat


I have one of those Kenmore "Laundry Center" stacked washer/dryer units. It comes built that way - it is not two units stacked on top of one another (if there is such a thing).

My guess is that it is at least 13-14 years old now (it came with the house I bought) and about 3-4 years ago, it also stopped heating. The dryer would run for a couple of hours and all of the clothes would still be damp and the air in the dryer was not warm or hot.

I searched online and found that the usual cause is the heating element wire was probably burned out if the dryer was otherwise running all right. I found some repair instructions online and the procedures to take the dryer apart (can't recall where - just Google it).

The heating element is like a long coiled resistance wire, similar to what you would see in a toaster but heavier duty. It is strung in a circle behind the dryer drum tub to heat the air that enters the dryer.

If you've ever looked into a toaster when toasting, you'll notice that that thin resistance wire glows red hot which generates the heat. Now imagine that thin wire being red hot and the dryer tumbling, causing constant vibration. It's amazing that the heater resistance wire doesn't break more often!

A pretty handy DIY-er can take the dryer apart and replace the heater wire, but the challenge is getting the stacked unit out in the open somewhere where you can work on it. You need a fair bit of room.

My advice would be to also buy the drum belt replacement kit to also replace that at the same time. If you're going to go to the trouble of taking the dryer apart to replace the heater wire, you might as well replace the drive belt and associated felt pad, etc. at the same time. You DON'T want to have to take the dryer apart again a little later to change that part when it breaks. (It's like a timing belt on your car - if you're doing major work on your car and have the engine apart and it's "about time" to replace the timing belt per the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, might as well do it a the same time to save on repeating the labor again.)

Apr 05, 2014 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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My kenmore dryer stopped heating.


yes the price of fixing it is less then a new unit most of the time.
you might need new heating element or cut-off switch only.

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GE spacesaver stack washer & dryer: The


the dryer won't heat up. everything else works. the drum goes around with clothes in it. it just won't heat up .

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Dryer stopped heating


this is likley to be the heat seconsers or its the heater/s burnd out if one of the elements have died on you it will only partly dry the washing,, not a hard job to fix but still a bit pricy,

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Our Kenmore Laundry Center makes a small squealing noise, and proceeds to get worse the longer the dryer goes on, it gets to the point where I can not even stay in the laundry room. Please Help


Your dryer has either a bad belt pulley or a bad roller. You will need to pull the drum out and look inside the cabinet. There are two rollers that the drum rides on and the pulley is close to one of them. It take the slack out of the belt. I would go ahead and change both the rollers and pulley seeing your at them because these stack units are not that easy to work on.
2162268t.jpgHere is what the rollers look like

383724t.jpgThis is the idler pulley
Get your model number and go to this site.
http://www.partselect.com/ and then enter your model number. They will have every thing you will need. even a diagram to help. You can buy the parts over the net with a card.
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Aug 23, 2009 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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Kenmore stack unit dryer not heating


Dryers usually have 2 thermal sensors a low temperature sensor and a high temperature sensor. The parts are inexpensive and if one or both are bad, they will keep the dryer from heating.

The way to check them is to use an OHM meter to see if they are OPEN. If you are using a Digital ohm meter, the setting will most likely read OL for overload.

It is most likely the low temperature sensor, but could be either. Replace both. Again, they are inexpensive and easily replaced.

To access them, you have to get to the back of the dryer and remove the panel. UNPLUG POWER before taking the back panel off. You will see 2 small rount (quarter sized) pods attached by sheet metal screws to a vent stack. One at the top and one close to the bottom. The wires should have push on connectors.

Remove the wires and check each with an ohm meter to be sure.

That is your most likely culprit.

Have FUN!

May 07, 2009 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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HOW DO YOU TAKE THE DRYER OFF?


If it is stack from the factory (ie..came as one peice) you cant

Jul 24, 2008 | Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer

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