20 Most Recent Kenmore 64902 Electric Dryer Questions & Answers

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My Kenmore 400, Mod 110.68432700,

Standard house boards trip only with two things high load or high earth leakage.First stop check the plug wiring pay particular attention to the tightness of each terminal. Unplug and check along the incoming cable for breaks, crushes ,traps,etc.If this fails unplug and have a look at the internal wiring, it can become brittle and touch the outer casing because the insulation is missing, check if any terminals inside are loose as well. Failing all that the heating element will probably be in a poor state and will probably cost more to replace than to buy new.
11/10/2013 10:48:18 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Nov 10, 2013
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My ge profile dryer wont come on at all. it makes a little click sound. All of the red lights come on though.

Check the reset button (usually around the back) not always obvious. If it has overheated at some stage it will need a firm push in this should get it going again. If the problem persists it will be a blocked filter or slipping belt usually.
11/10/2013 10:38:22 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Nov 10, 2013
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SQUEEKING NOSE

could be a few different things1. belt pulley (most likely)2. drum supports 3. sometimes motor does this as wellhydeparkappliancerepair.com
10/25/2013 12:52:38 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Oct 25, 2013
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Zanussi tumble dryer

take it apart and you will see that the belt is probably find the belt broke
12/30/2012 11:42:57 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Dec 30, 2012
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Sears Kenmore elite quietheat front loading dryer not drying. Moisture builds up on the window inside.

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
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
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.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

4/23/2011 3:19:22 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Apr 23, 2011
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Unit would not heat. I

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

As you already know that no heat is caused by thermostat....however, in your model# it has 5 different parts that can cause it not to heat....please check this picture...and check part#28 (heater thermostat), part#42 (thermostat), part#47 (thermal cut off), part#48 (high limit thermostat) and part#59 (thermal fuse which I believe is bad and needs replacement). If any of these parts tests open then recommended repair will be replacing them as if any one of them is bad it won't heat. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

3/8/2011 6:32:31 PM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Mar 08, 2011
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It heats but it takes

Hi,

If your
dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes for your dryer to fail.

Here is the rest of this tip about
Dryer Maintenance

heatman101



2/22/2011 11:20:32 PM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Feb 22, 2011
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Dropped something down my kenmore dryer 90 series

You will have to take the back off the mach then remove the lint trap cover I think there are 5 screws slide the cover the side and you should be able to remove whatever it is make sure to unplug the mach.
1/7/2011 6:29:47 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Jan 07, 2011
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The wiring for the plug

you need to cut the wire and pile it then you connect it red to red,black to black.
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12/23/2010 7:41:55 PM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Dec 23, 2010
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Dryer gets warm but not hot

If your ELECTRIC dryer is still running, but does NOT produce heat properly, the following two links can give you advice on how to troubleshoot an ELECTRIC dryer with a no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574266-thorough_dryer_advice


IMPORTANT: Your problem may or may not be related to a heating element problem as there are numerous factors that can cause a dryer not to heat. The heating element has protection devices that are designed to regulate the heat and internal temperatures. If the dryer overheats the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) typically will blow BEFORE the heating element. The replacement kit is much cheaper than purchasing a new heating element that may or may not be the problem.


Begin by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

The reason a dryer will still run if the input voltage is incorrect, is because the drive motor only uses a portion of the 220 service. The motor runs off 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require 220-240VAC. So, if you are missing 1/2 your input voltage due to a tripped breaker or bad power cord, your dryer may exhibit these symptoms.

If you determine the problem to be internal, the heating circuits will either be located in the rear of the dryer on the right hand, or under the dryer drum. Usually, an easy way to determine is by the location of the lint screen filter. If the filter is on top of the dryer, the heating circuits are in the back of the dryer. If the lint screen is in the door, the heating circuits are located under the dryer drum.

On a Whirlpool Duet or Kenmore Elite model, the heating circuits are located inside the dryer under the dryer drum on the right hand side. You will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door to access. The toe panel comes off by locating and removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. The Heating Element is located inside a heater box. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) will be located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals (all the way towards the back of the dryer cabinet). The Hi-Limit Thermostat will be located adjacent to the heating element terminals.

If either the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat are determined to be bad, replace BOTH components at the same time. That is why these components are commonly sold as a set. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace.

Replacement parts (if required) may be found at the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful
exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify any parts you may need. The heating components are usually listed under the "Bulkhead" section.


If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate around the door opening) and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.


NOTE: If your model number is not listed on some of the websites, use the part numbers from the Sears website and use that as your search criteria. Some model numbers will not reference on some sites, but the part numbers will.
12/22/2010 2:54:02 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Dec 22, 2010
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Dryer starts on its own and then will not work

Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The
Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The
dryer will not start


heatman101
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12/5/2010 5:12:27 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Dec 05, 2010
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My dryer won't dry, i have checked everything but

Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

11/23/2010 4:05:47 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Nov 23, 2010
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Dryer does not turn on? voltage good to dryer,push

here are some other problems/causes as to why a dryer won't start, Tim :


http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-start+repair.htm
11/21/2010 12:38:42 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Nov 21, 2010
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I have the Kenmore Elite

Add Lysol to wash. 6 oz. per load. Dryer wont eradicate. Spray all bedding with Lysol.
Trash matteresses & box springs.
11/8/2010 1:23:23 AM • Kenmore 64902... • Answered on Nov 08, 2010
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