Question about Kenmore 92172 / 92174 / 92179 Electric Kitchen Range
I took the back panel off the oven and couldn't find tht part number you provided. The only thing that looks close is a WP 3196958 and it has Model 150 150-126903 5RPM 120V 60HZ 4W CCW Class F 263 342-19 Is this the thermostat or do I have to take an additional panel off the back to find it?
SOURCE: no heat
You have an airflow restriction and it's most likely in the vent inside the wall leading outside. I know this because the dryer is trying to do its' job (and that the default "fail" mode on the t'stats is "open". That is to say... if a t'stat fails, the dryer won't heat).
The only other thing that causes an overheat condition is a failed blower assy. When these fail, though, the dryer makes an awful racket. And since you didn't mention an awful racket, I go with clogged vent pipes in the walls.
When my customers call who have the same symptoms as you, I don't even bother running the service call (costs me money, but I'm an honest guy). I recommend they call a dryer vent service or a chimney sweep service.
Hope this helped!
P.S. The way to test my diagnosis is simple. Disconnect the dryer vent from the wall and start the dryer. That's it! You'll see the flame behaving properly and the dryer will function normally.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
did he check the timer? If the machine isn't getting a command to go into the start mode, that could be your problem ,, However Label the wires connecting to your timer motor so that you will be able to correctly reconnect them later. Carefully remove the wires. Do not pull on the wire itself. Instead, use needle nose pliers to pull gently on the wire connector. Set your ohmmeter to the R x 1 setting. Take each probe and touch it to one wire. A normal reading for most dryers is in the 2000 to 3000 ohms range. Try to locate a schematic for your dryer. It should be in one of the service areas of your dryer or in the owner's manual. This schematic should indicate the proper resistance reading for your specific timer motor.
Set your ohmmeter to the R x 1 setting. Take each probe and touch it to one wire. A normal reading for most dryers is in the 2000 to 3000 ohms range. Try to locate a schematic for your dryer. It should be in one of the service areas of your dryer or in the owner's manual. This schematic should indicate the proper resistance reading for your specific timer motor.
Posted on Jul 15, 2011
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