How should you troubleshoot a Kenmore clothes dryer?


A how-to-guide for troubleshooting a Kenmore clothes dryer that has no heat would be a good resource to own. Since there are five reasons that a Kenmore dryer might have no heat, instructions on how to even take the dryer apart would be helpful. Reasons for no heat include: a faulty thermostat, improper voltage, the heating element, the thermal fuse and/or the timer motor.
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1. Unplug the Kenmore's electrical cord and slide the appliance away from the wall to reach the rear cover plate. 2. Remove the bolts holding the cover plate to the back of the dryer
Make sure the washer spin is working properly and that the clothes are not excessively wet when you put them in. If they are normal wetness then check to see if your dryer shuts off
Sounds to me like your start button is shorted, or there's a short in your wiring harness.
I am unsure if you replaced the bad unit and no longer need help, or if the replacement has an ignitor that won't get red, if the latter, you must see if there is voltage going to
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Troubleshooting a Kenmore Clothes Dryer
If your dryer won't operate, there are a few things you should do before assuming it's no longer working. First, check that the machine is plugged in, and the power is on; if there is power, the power indicator will be lit up. Next, ensure that the... More »
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