I recently had a powersurge or lighting run in and fried a couple satellite boxes,internet modem and my dryer!! it will turn on and run.it will not shut off and it is not getting hot.can u tell me what parts are usually affected by this? also how to test them? I have an electrical tester and 1 to test continuity.Thanks sooo much
It sounds like it may be the timer that may have failed. For the heater circuit you will want to start at the heater and check for voltage. Check between terminals BK and R with unit in heat cycle for 240 vac. If there is 240 vac but the heater is not working then the heater is bad and needs to be replaced. If there is not 240 vac then go from each terminal to chassis ground and check for 120 vac on each side. This will tell you which side you are loosing voltage. If the voltage is the side which goes to the terminal block then you will want to check for voltage at the motor switch 2M to chassis ground for 120 vac. If there is power at this point then the motor switch is bad and needs to be replaced. If there is no power then you have a bad terminal block. If there is power to the L2 side of the heater but not coming back from timer then you will need to do a continuity test on the thermostats and thermal fuses. If any do not have continuity then they are bad and need to be replaced. If they check ok then you will want to test from BK to R on the timer for 240 vac. If there is 240 vac then the timer is bad and will need to be replaced. On the unit not shutting off, you will first want to see if there are any wires that are damaged and shorting to ground. This would most likely be the blue wire coming off timer to the motor. If the unit does not shut off when the door is open then you would want to check the door switch for opening when the door is open. This can be tested by checking White to violet on the door switch. With door open if there is continuity then you will need to replace the door switch. If the blue wire from timer checks ok then you have a bad timer and would need to replace it.
My dryer is hot to the touch, but it takes at least 6 cycles for the clothes to dry. Then they are still not fully dry. Is it a fuse or the drying element?
You will want to check your dryer venting to ensure that it is clear from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of unit. A clogged vent will cause the unit to not dry properly.
How to get heater element out?
Answer Hello Jack. Disconnect the power and remove the back panel off the dryer. Then remove the heater housing from the dryer on the right hand side. Now you can access and remove the heater from the unit and replace it.
How do I take out part 4391960 heating element from a model 11086980100 Kenmore dryer?
Answer Hello SLR
To remove the heating element for the unit you would pull unit out. Disconnect power and remove the rear panel on the dryer. Once panel is removed you will have access to the heater which is helld in by a couple of 1/4" hex screws.
My dryer will run but it won't get hot. What should I check and please give me the parts number or something that is compatible with my dryer. Tks!!
Answer Hello KLH. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater 4391960 and thermostats 279769 and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I had no heat, but the dryer would run. I changed the thermal fuse and heater and now does not run. Help.
Answer Hello Stacy. You will need to check and see if the thermal fuse wires are connected properly and if the door switch wires are connected good. If so, you must have a multi-meter to test the unit and find out where the issue is with the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Need to know where to locate the heating element on this dryer. Is it in the rear or in the front lower portion?
Answer Hello Scott. You will need to remove the back panel of the dryer to access and replace the heater 4391960 on the unit.