The dryer on this Kenmore laundry system operates only on the low heat setting. Nothing at all happens in Air Dry, Timed, or Normal high heat settings when door is closed and we Push to Start. What part needs to be replaced?
You will want to check the cycling thermostat to make sure that it is within range. The 2 outer terminals are what you will want to check. The cycling thermostat is located normally on the blower housing and you will want to remove the 2 wires which should be purple or violet. The resistance should be between 3240 and 3860 ohms. You will also want to check your venting to make sure that it is not restricted from the blower wheel to the outside of the home.
My dryer ignites, 15-20 mins of running on high heat, the flame goes out, and air drys. The timer knob doesn't move closer to off position,and when I manually shut dryer off and try to reignite, it glows, but will not ignite again. After a 15 minute wait, I try again and it relights. The timer knob has turned off the dryer one of four times. If not, the dryer runs continuously, with no heat after initial first 15-20 minutes of starting.
Answer Hello Sharon. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the coils 279834 may be bad in the unit and will need to be replaced. Check the coils 279834 and see if they test good. You can test the coils using a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. The two prong coil will read 1,000-1,300 ohms, and the three prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1&2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1&3. Test the coils after running the dryer for about 10 minutes. 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
my dryer has no heat but will run thru the cycle and than will get stuck on cool down and will just keep running.
Answer Michael, With no heat and no advance in the "cool down" the first place to check is the thermal fuses and thermostats 3392519 and W10480709 They should all have a "closed" circuit at room temperature. Don't start at the timer, until you've checked the heating system components. Here's some meter usage information if you need it. [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html]. Good Luck and Thanks