Kenmore Dryer

Old 03-16-01, 01:29 PM
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My Kenmore dryer tumbles but doesn't heat. Also when using the timed dry setting the timer turns but never turns off- it runs forever. Is it the timer or a thermo coupler?
Old 03-16-01, 06:58 PM
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Defective Timer

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Hello and welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

The two conditions you discribed could both be caused by the timer. However, the failure to stop after a cycle is usually a timer caused problem.

The no heat could be a burned out glow coil, the timer and/or defective solenoids.

In order to determine which parts are defective as a do it yourself repair, you'll need to unplug the appliance and remove the parts.

Write down the make, model and serial numbers and take everything to the local appliance parts store for testing.

Dryers do not use thermocouples. Only older Maytags used flame switches. Without knowing the exact age of your dryer, I would assume it has a glow coil since that type ignition system dates way back in Kenmores.

Also check the archives, in this forum under the same topic of dryers, for more information.

Good Luck,
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