My Kenmore electric dryer starts and heats up but on the timer once it reaches about a quarter of an inch before it should stop keeps running. Timer works well up to that point. The dryer will shut off if i open the door or manually turn the timer knob. i have replaced the timer already and still have the same problem.
ANSWER Fernando, Check the push to start switch circuit 3395385 it should have a "momentary"circuit, when the button is depressed. also check the buzzer 694419 it should have a rsistance reading of 1000 to 3000 ohms. In the timed dry selection, L2 power to the timer motor is supplied by the Wht/Blk wire from the motor switch. On auto dry selection, L2 power is supplied on the Orange wire from the heater element(only if or when the thermostat has reached temp.)and the timer motor advances. When the timer advances to the "cool down" cycle(the last five(5) minutes) the only closed circuit on the timer should be Black to Blue, all the other contacts should be "open" or shouldn't matter. At the end of the cycle the only "closed circuits at the timer should be TM to Orange, to advance the timer and Tan to blue , to operate the buzzer, all other circuits should be "open". If all the checks are proper, you'll need to check the red, white /black and orange wires from the motor to the heater and timer.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, February 15, 2013