Stops after 20-30 seconds but only when using heat. Can immediately restart.
I have a Kenmore Elite 649732 Electric Dryer. It runs fine in both timed and autodry modes with no heat (Air Fluff). However, when using heat, the unit stops after 20-30 seconds in all modes. At first it seems like the heating element is overheating and kicking off but that seems weird since I can restart the unit immediately and it will run for another 20-30 seconds.
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Rbf, in looking Im not finding a 649732, but I do find a 649723. This dryer has a even heat board but also a thermistor. If you had to hold the start button for it to run, I would suspect the even heat board. That's not the case so Im suspecting a open or shorted thermistor. If you remove the lower panel it sits right behind the blower housing next to the thermal fuse. Should be black in color. Part number 3976615. The thermistor should ohm out at about 10k ohms plus or minus 3. When one of these thermistors fails usually you get the symtom your describing. Catriver.
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using multi-meter need to check the heating element and the thermostats for continuity. you are getting a full 240 volts at the outlet right? if only 120 then u will be able to run the appliance but not the heating cycle.
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issue in an electric dryer is usually caused due to three things mainly:
Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the
Thermal Fuse which is mounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct
and is mounted in white plastic housing. If that’s fine then the Heating
Element should be checked. Please do rate the solution if the
issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
hi..A poor connection between the wire terminals and the heater relay causes high current draw and damages the terminals on the heater relay on the main control board. check it out.. thank u.. kindly rate my response..
The manual says that two circuit breakers used,and that the dryer can spin but no heat if one of them tripped, check your panel and see if any breakers are tripped. If this was the problem,have an electrician check the circuit.
rbf, the even heat board sits under the consol next to the timer. You could have a dual problem here. On your first post you said the dryer would run for approx 20 to 30 seconds and then shut off. This is a sure sign of a failed thermistor. You want to check it out. If you have to hold the start button in, then I would suspect the even heat board. I have seen this many times. Flip the consol up and inspect it. You will have to slide a putty knife under each end of the consol. You will feel a clip. Push on it and pull up at the same time. The consol will lift up. See if you see any burn marks on the board. Sometimes they look good but are bad. The part number for the board is 8545904. Double check that but Im sure it's right. With out being there and from what you are describing, I would go for the even heat board. But I would also check out the thermistor. Catriver.