Hello, My Kenmore Dryer model number110.96060100 has power but will not start. Replaced the push to start switch and it still did not start. What else could the problem be and is it a do it yourself job like the push to start switch. Thanks for your help.
Answer Hello Jamar,
You will want to check your thermal fuses to make sure that they are good. When checking the thermal fuses, unplug unit and disconnect the wires on the fuse. Check for continuity on the fuses and also on the thermostats and if no continuity then the thermal fuse is bad and needs to be replaced. 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
Where does the black, blue and white wire go on this switch contacts, CO, NO & C?
Answer Hello Phil. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
My dryer keeps running. In that it shuts off while the timer is in the off location but it keeps clicking through the off position and starts back up in the next mode in the dryer dial. The serviceman put in a new timer and the same thing happens, so he removed the new and put the old one back in. And said he'd call me back with a solution, he never called. My guess is the start button shorted out and keeps the timer going. Your thoughts?
Answer Hi George. The timer is part # 3976569. If the timer motor keeps the timer contacts activated it will keep the timer in constant rotation. Are you sure the timer skirt is misplaced on the timer shaft 180° out of phase? There is nothing out of ordinary on this gas dryer that would effect it elsewhere. It is possible the previous technicians timer out of the box was bad (it happens on any man made part). Give this a try. Let us know how to assist you further. Thank You.
How do install this switch on my kenmore v110.86681700??
Answer Hello Elizabeth. Unplug the unit and remove the back panel off the control panel. Now, remove the knob off the switch by pulling it off. Then remove the push to start switch and wire the new switch 279173 as the old one was wired. There are markings on the switch to help you do this. Hope this helps.
This switch # AP2997390 is pricey, how can I tell if its bad? My dryer won't run but the door switch seems OK
Answer Hello Bob, you will need a multi meter TJMA-DM1. You can test any of the contacts on the switch, when you are pressing in on the switch you will get a closed reading showing you are getting continuity. Once you release it you should not get a reading, meaning the switch is doing exactly what it should. Here is a link you can refer to for help with using a multi meter: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html . Hope this helps!