I have a Kenmore dryer (model) 110.96529120, serial no. 1813951, my dryer will not start, I push in the start button, no result, I check my circuit breaker it is fine, can you please help me I don't know what wrong. Thanks
Answer HI Ron. Does your door switch have continuity? If not, Replace it with part # 279347. If so then I would replace the thermal fuse(located on the blower hsg.). This part # is 3392519.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 and thermal fuses 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My dryer will not start when the button is pushed. Where is the fuse so I can check it?
Answer Hi Carolyn. Remove power to the unit. Remove back assembly. On the left there is a vertical blower wheel housing. There are 2 electrical devices connected to the housing. The thermal fuse is approximately 1/2 " wide and 1-1/4" long with 2 - blue wires attached. If This is open (Test with an ohm meter), it normally reads closed. This opens when too much exhaust heat is backed up into the dryer. Clean your entire vent system, and make sure your vent cap outside works properly or you might be replacing this again. The thermal fuse is part # 3392519. Thank you.
Drier was working OK, opened the door to take something out, now it won't restart. The door switch turns the light off and on, but that's it. With the door shut, if I push the start button, you can hear the timer start. But as soon as the button is released it sound like the timer stops.
Answer Hi! If the motor does not come on when you press the start button then it could be the fuse 3392519. You will also want to make sure you are getting 240 volts to the unit from the breaker box. If one of the circuits is off, it will get enough power to run the motor but not heat. If the fuse is blown, you will want to make sure the vent tubing is clear of any obstructions or the fuse will blow again. Thanks