Kenmore Gas Dryer ECS Board

Old 03-03-05, 05:37 AM
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Kenmore Gas Dryer ECS Board

I have a 2.5 yr old Kenmore Elite Gas Dryer that will not start. A repair man came out and says that the ECS control board needs to be replaced. IT is a touchpad board that is all electronic. Can it be replaced with a mechanical control board (ie knobs and buttons instead of electronics)?
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Is it possible to convert is your question. Answer would be yes, if you had the time, patience and the money. Is it practical? Answer no. In my opinion.

If you would like to make the repairs yourself, you can purchase the board at the local appliance parts store(s) in your area. Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part.

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