Question about Kenmore Dryers
SOURCE: kenmore elite he3 electric dryer
If you get a series of four rapid beeps when you push START in an attempt to start your dryer, your door switch (interlock) is defective. I have experienced this problem before and it is a fairly simple problem to fix. The easiest way to tell is to open the dryer door and push the door interlock in by hand. Hold it in while pushing the START button. If the dryer starts, then all you have is a simple problem of the door not closing properly. If the dryer still does not start, however, replace the dryer door interlock. The interlock should also make a definite "click" while pushing it in. If it does not, the switch is worn out. Some dryers have an upper and lower door interlock. If yours is equipped with two interlocks, make sure they are both functioning and that the door is latched properly. I have experienced problems where dryers doors with two interlocks would close at the top, but not at the bottom. The dryer would not start as a result. If you can provide me with your model number I can get a part number and price for you. I can also tell you where you can get the part and provide instructions on how to replace it. Let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
FWIW ... the Sears guy came by yesterday. The problem was apparently that the door latch was not operating to the extent that the sensors thought the door was open. He is replacing the latch next week. He adjusted the old one in the mean tiome and it appears to be working fine.
This kind of stunned me, since my wife reported an electric zap and the interior light burned out as the dryer went dead -- so I was sure it would be a fried circuit board -- but, no, a little jiggling of the latch seemed to clear it up....
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Alright, pretty unconventional, but simple and Genius on my part!!! Not sure if we're talking about the same models, but I was cruising this site with the same problem.... K, so it's making three beeps right? Check inside the DRYER (maybe same issue w/ washer, I dunno), but there's a button on the top-inside.... DEPRESS THAT BUTTON, and while holding it down, START THE DRYER (HOLD TO START), if it starts working, this tip is for you!
1) on the opposite side, where the door depresses that same button on the dryer door... you ready for this... see step two ;)
2) SUPER GLUE A PENNY IN THAT INDENTATION PART, your problem is there's not enough connection, and the door is no longer holding that same button down...
3) TA DAH!! Since a repair guy could've charged ya like 50+ bucks, I'll take... emmm.. 25$, email me at Kumatrev@yahoo.com on where to send the check, or just shoot me an email to say thanks ;)
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
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