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Dryer turns off

My Kenmore Elite gas ryer has all of the sudden started to turn off during the dryong cycle but will come on from time to time during it as well. What to do

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    DRYER SHUTS OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF A CYCLE; AT TIMES IT DOES NOT WANT TO START AT ALL. YESTERDAY STARTED MAKING A SCRATCHY NOICE WHEN ON. WE CHECKED THE VENTS AND CLEANED THEM UP 2 WEEKS AGO.

    THANK YOU

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    My dryer shuts off in the middle of the cycle; at times it won't start at all. We checked vents. Yesterday it started making a scratchy noise when on; so I had to turn it off.

  • dinod Apr 13, 2009

    Dryer randomly shuts off and will not start. Vents are cleaner dryer will not restart for like an hours. Almost seens like it is overheating. When pressing start button cycle will not start.

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Is the dryer shutting off completely or is the burner going on and off erraticly? If it is the burner you probably have a faulty coil on the burner. There are two electric coils mounted on the burner. You can buy both of them in a pack cheaper than buying one by itself. Remove the lower front cover and you will see the coils on the gas valve with wires going to them. Remove the wires and bracket that holds them down and install new coils. They are made so that you can't mix them up, they only fit one way.

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your dryer problem and see what you found out.



    Thanks/Mike

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Why won't it start?


YOU MAY WANT TO TEST YOUR DOOR SWITCH WITH AMULTI METER


ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:
Check your venting and lint basket.Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity it should show OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective or has a short if its grounding out? Which in turns causes blown fuses or thermostats or
overheating.

The heating elements are located inside the heater ducts. If you think a heating element is faulty, test it with avolt-ohm-multimeter (VOM)set to the RX1 scale at 20K ohms. Disconnect the leads from the power terminals and clip one probe of the VOM to each terminal. The meter should read about 12. (1200) ohms. If the reading is higher ohms, the heater is faulty and should be replaced. Replace a faulty heater with a new one of the same type and electrical rating. A heater connected to a 115-volt line usually has an 8.4-ohm resistance; a heater connected to a 220-volt line usually has 11 ohms resistance.


Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

OR you may have a broken centrifugal switch in the motor because this switch activates the motor and the heater as well. supposed to be if the motor does not run, the heater should not heat in order not to create a fire but if the motor is not running, and the heater is still heating, then there could be a problem with the motor centrifugal switch that is connected to this interlock switch that should trigger the heater.

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum this is why in some cases the dryer will operate at lower cycles like gentle or low heat but not at higher settings?)

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually)Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.
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http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.
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