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Old 12-19-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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I've got a Kenmore dryer (model # 110.60932990, http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...od=11060932990)

I turn the knob, hit the start button, hear 2-3 clicks, and that's it -- even when I set the Control knob to air only (i.e., no heat).

The obvious potential problem: the motor or the heating unit. How would I go about testing these to see if one or the other is the problem?

Any other thoughts about how I might go about troubleshooting the dryer?

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Richard

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http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHe...rt-11060932990

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Joe gave you a good link of the possibilities it could be.

Are you handy with a multimeter? How old is the dryer?

When you start talking about replacing motor, control board, and heating unit, they are expensive. Just don't throw a lot of money at it. You can purchase a brand new sears kenmore with warantee, no bells or whistle for around 299. Just a thought.

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Thanks! I'll do the checks and report back.

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my first guess would be the door switch, isolate it and do a continuity check. Not likely the motor, although some Kenmore units do have a switch that keeps the dryer from running if a belt breaks( don't think yours does) the second thing I would check is the thermal fuse located on the blower housing.
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jmon,

I do have a multimeter, and with guidance, I can use it i.e., I may not be good, but I am teachable!).


hardwareman,

As soon as I saw the list, I smacked my forehead for not thinking of the door switch. I'm going to try that (I've been off doing other jobs ...), and I'll report back. I did try the thermal fuse and thermistor by substituting new parts, and they checked out OK (assuming the new parts are OK).

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