Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
HELP! I'm having a problem with a Kenmore electric dryer. The motor runs, the drum tumbles, there's 240vac at the terminal block. I've followed all the t-shooting suggestions that are on the tech sheet that came with the dryer. I've checked all the t-stats, centrifigal switch in the motor (I removed the motor, blew out the lint/dirt and manually ohmed out the switch by moving it in/out - worked ok), voltages, etc. I also did the on-baord diagnostics test. At first I thought it may be the fabric care temp switch (5 pos) because when I tested the switch outside the unit, it appeard that the med and med-high positions didn't work. But during the diag test, it "beeped" with each click. Also when I checked it in circuit, the voltages appeared to be working when measured at the board (binary 0 - 4). The heating element reads 9.9 ohm, the exhaust thermistor reads correct for ambient temp. The only thing left is the pc board. I don't want to purchase a new board, if this isn't the problem and there are no schematics for it anywhere. Are there any other t-shooting suggestions to try? Is there a way to test the board? Any help is appreciated. The wife is getting ready to hang me out to dry instead of the clothes! Thanks!!
The new dryer products clog up the fine mesh screen lint trap. Take it out each time and wash it with hot water until you can see the water run through. I learned this the hard way and paid for a service call.
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
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Posted on Jun 19, 2007
I have had this problem before. Check to see that the vent tube is not kinked going to the outside or that it is not clogged. Once I unclogged the tube (because I had the dryer pushed all the way to the wall) it started to dry once again.
Posted on Sep 24, 2014
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