Question about Kenmore Dryers
Posted by Anonymous on
SOURCE: kenmore elite he3 electric dryer
If you get a series of four rapid beeps when you push START in an attempt to start your dryer, your door switch (interlock) is defective. I have experienced this problem before and it is a fairly simple problem to fix. The easiest way to tell is to open the dryer door and push the door interlock in by hand. Hold it in while pushing the START button. If the dryer starts, then all you have is a simple problem of the door not closing properly. If the dryer still does not start, however, replace the dryer door interlock. The interlock should also make a definite "click" while pushing it in. If it does not, the switch is worn out. Some dryers have an upper and lower door interlock. If yours is equipped with two interlocks, make sure they are both functioning and that the door is latched properly. I have experienced problems where dryers doors with two interlocks would close at the top, but not at the bottom. The dryer would not start as a result. If you can provide me with your model number I can get a part number and price for you. I can also tell you where you can get the part and provide instructions on how to replace it. Let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
I take the timed approach with appliance problems. If they occur 10 years after purchase, I buy a new one. If five years, I call a repair service and measure the cost of repair against the purchase of a replacement. If one year or less after purchase, I pile the expensive, offending, useless lump of an example of the decline of American workmanship into the back of my pickup and push it out on the doorstep of the store where I purchased it.
I find this method to be the most cost-effective and least troubling. And costs me about the same as calling the repair service.
In fact, right now I'm loading up my Kenmore Elite Oasis 6705, purchased March 13, 2007, (note that the problem began one month AFTER the warranty ran out) in the back of my pickup and I will make at quick stop at Sears to push it off the back of my truck (I find if I don't stop, but keep the truck rolling it makes for a much louder and attention grabbing drop off) then find the nearest hardware store so I can purchase some strong nylon line to string across my backyard so I can dry my clothes. I also purchase a bit of extra line so that I have enough to string up any Sears or Kenmore representatives who might stop by to inquire about the appliance they found on their doorstep.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
FWIW ... the Sears guy came by yesterday. The problem was apparently that the door latch was not operating to the extent that the sensors thought the door was open. He is replacing the latch next week. He adjusted the old one in the mean tiome and it appears to be working fine.
This kind of stunned me, since my wife reported an electric zap and the interior light burned out as the dryer went dead -- so I was sure it would be a fried circuit board -- but, no, a little jiggling of the latch seemed to clear it up....
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
leave door open and press the rubber botton inside, \ I just hooked up mine and it did same thing, i pushed botton light went out, so this told me the door wasnt closing correctly, you have to push hard on door first couple times. hope this helps you.
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
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