I am having a little problem with my dryer. I can get it to turn on. The outlet works, I plugged in an old dryer and it works. The one I am trying to replace with has been in storage for about 2 years. I didn't know if there was some sort of reset button or something like that. I disconnected the power supply and clean and reconnected, still no luck. Not sure what the problem may be. Please help me!
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Re: Dryer Problem - Kenmore
Scotty, this is an electric dryer, as long as you are sure the power is ok, start with the thermal fuse. The dryer won't run if it's bad. Remove the back panel and ohm it out. Or you can jump it temp. to verify that's the problem but don't leave it that way. Check the pic. start there and post back...Catriver.
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NO, You will need to get an electrician to install a NEMA 14-30R outlet for your dryer, the electrician will know what you need, in anycase a 240V 30amp outlet is needed if you dont already have one. DONT replace the plug.
You are on the right track by cleaning the vent elbow.
The entire vent line to the outside diverter (the little thing that looks like a hood). Depending on your dwelling, the vent line can also become obstructed with lint and sometimes other things like bird's nests, especially near the discharge outlet. This can happen when the flapper valve at the outlet sticks.
Make sure the lint screen is always kept clean
Another thing to try - empty the dryer and pull it away from the wall until you can get behind it. Disconnect the vent line and turn the dryer on air only. The air velocity coming out of the dryer air exhaust line should feel pretty strong. If it doesn't, the fan could be full of lint as well or there could be an issue with the exhaust fan itself. If the fan is plugged or bad, the back of the dryer will have to be removed and the fan checked.
The dryer should not be overloaded and be sure the clothes being dried aren't too wet (possibly indicating a washer spin cycle issue).
Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch.
A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is
not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever
breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you
need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door
then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking
the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece
with 2 wires attached.
Door switch part number 3406109 Thermal fuse part number 3392519