Kenmore Dryer Model 110.64992300

Old 12-03-05, 10:28 AM
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Kenmore Dryer Model 110.64992300

The Dryer is only 2 years old but this morning after drying a load of clothes just fine. I attempted to start the dryer on the next load but the dryer would not stay on after hitting the start button. It only ran with the start button held in. My husband replaced the switch for the start button but it did not fix the problem. The dryer runs but does not heat either when the start button is held in. Can you help........quick. Also, how do you get the back off to check anything? It looks like it is spot welded.
Old 12-03-05, 11:01 AM
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Before you tear into the dryer, pull it out from the wall and disconnect the vent pipe. It may be clogged and this is causing the motor or heating element to not operate. Also check the end of the vent where it leaves the home. Sometimes lint builds up there. Try running the dryer with the vent pipe disconnected. Good luck and post back with any further questions by using the Reply button at the bottom of this post.
Old 12-03-05, 11:08 AM
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Majakdragon, thanks for the advice. We did all that but nothing changed. Is there any type of fuses in this thing?
Old 12-03-05, 02:18 PM
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I doubt there are any fuses *IN* it.

It sounds like the thing already lost it's centrifugal switch to the motor, somehow, or is being caused by something that is mimicking this. Only 2 years old?

If something overheated with the dryer, it should not even go *at all* by hitting the start switch, whether you held it in, or not. The switch itself has no capability to cause the dryer motor to keep running. That is what the centrifugal switch mounted on the motor itself does.

You could have a burnt wire between the top push button switch and the centrifual switch, or, -

-a bad motor

-bad motor bearing

-bad idler pulley's pulley

- a drag with the drums roller or bearing system

-an article inside the blower wheel jamming it up (like a sock)

You need to disconnect the dryer and open up the lower access panel and push on the idler pulley/belt so you can pop the belt off from the motor shaft and idler pulley. Then, try to turn the motor shaft and see if it freely spins. See if the idler pulley's pulley freely spins. See if the dryer drum can turn reasonable by hand (these turn a little harder due to their weight, rubbing on felt, etc.). If not, access front of machine to inspect the blower wheel to see if something is in the vanes.
Old 12-05-05, 08:47 AM
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Got the dryer fixed

Thanks to everyone for all your help. It was the Microcomputer (the expensive part). I have read many message boards on the net this weekend about these dryers and this seems to be a common problem. Everyone said the new board out today seem to fix whatever they didn't do right the first time.....since it was only 2 years old. Thanks again to everyone and have a great day!

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