20 Most Recent Kenmore 400 6943 Dryer Questions & Answers


Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015


Wow! Sounds like a couple different issues. First, make sure you have a free flow of air through your dryer duct work. The first place to check is where your dryer vent exits the home. With the dryer running, is there a good volume of air flowing through? No? Unplug dryer, ensure there are no kinks in the duct work, check for lint buildup in the duct work and on the back side (Inside of unit) of the lint trap. If you find no obstructions the blower motor may be bad or have a bad connection. The timer/selector switch could have a loose connection, gone bad or be dirty from lint buildup. If it's lint buildup around the switch you may be able to clean it with an old narrow 2" paint brush and some electrical contact cleaner. Make sure the appliance is unplugged when working inside the unit! Also, if you use electrical contact cleaner make sure you give it ample time to evaporate before testing dryer. If none of this helps, time to get on the phone. Good luck! :)

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Feb 18, 2014


You do not say if the power light comes on? If not, remove the plug from the mains and check or change the fuse, putting in the correct value. Then try another appliance in the same power point and see if it works. If it does then try your dryer again. If not check the mains trip to see iit has tripped

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Jan 27, 2014


As smell of gas is mostly due to leak in some components in gas dryers and this is one of common problem most gas appliances and It could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety practice and comonsnese reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


It could be heating problem and best way is to check for continuity in heating element and sensors and thermostats and limiters and thermistors in the dryer

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


In most gas appliances it could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure and clean vent
For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


In most gas appliances it could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


If element is good try check the sensors and thermostats

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


In most gas appliances it is common problem and It could be caused by door switch or defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013




In most gas appliances it is common problem and It could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason


Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


It seems like clogged vent problem .You should thoroughly clean vent and total inspection of vent

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


In most gas appliances It could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or dirty gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


It looks like some thing over heating in dryer due to defective components or clogged vent

Must be inspected thoroughly for any cause of over heating

In most gas appliances For Best safety reason and prevent any dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Looks like over heating power cord according to your question and might caused by over drawing amp in the dryer due to defective blower motor or sparking or loose connection and cord and plug

Must be inspected thoroughly for any cause of over heating

In most gas appliances For Best safety reason and prevent any dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Could be defective blower motor or other component
In most gas appliances It could be caused by defective igniters or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure
For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Best practice is to refer to your user manual for complete safe opening door in case emergency instruction and follow the manufactures recommendation .
In some dryers it will damage locking door lock if it forced to be opened and It might damage some components but best practice is turn off the dryer first and then open the door according to manufactures recommendation safty protocol

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013


Most likely shorted wire or loose wire or defective parts and component in the dryer
Problem is probably shorted or defective parts or component or wire
and best practice is step by step troubleshooting deduction to isolate problem and rectify problem with replacing defective part

In most gas appliances It could be caused by defective igniter or main valve or control board or dirty nozzle or gas line issue .Use step by step troubleshooting procedure

For Best safety reason and prevent dangerous consequences and prevent of any hazards of fire and complication with home insurance companies and most important personal safety reason when it comes any gas or propane appliance repair it is best practice to contact insured and bonded local expert gas appliances service centre for best safety reason

Kenmore 400 6943... | Answered on Dec 09, 2013

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