Model #11061802000 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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replace a belt on my dryer

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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your dryer . I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. I hope this link provided assist you.

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Jackie S -
October 24, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I should be able to help you replace the belt on your dryer. First, you need to unplug the dryer and put on a pair of gloves. The inside metal parts of the dryer can be sharp. Then follow the steps below.

  • Remove the lint screen.
  • Remove the two screws in the top under the screen.
  • Pull the top forward to clear the two clips along the front. Then lift the top.
  • Remove the two screws securing the front panel.
  • Unplug the door switch harness and remove the front panel.
  • Lift the drum out of the cabinet and clean the inside of the cabinet with a vacuum.
  • Place a few drops of light oil on the roller shafts before reassembly.

I have also added a few images below, showing the steps for replacing the belt.

If you would like to watch a video showing how to replace the belt please click on this link .

If you run into problems, please reply below and I get right back to you.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2011
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Hi Mark, I don't think my dryer has an idler . ????

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tim -
November 08, 2013
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Kenmore 11061802000 Dryer will starts then stops when start switch is pressed and released

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*oops...."will start then stop" or "starts then stops"...

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Sue -
July 01, 2013
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Having your dryer malfunction can be a real headache. I did some research and provided a link to a similar question and answer on our site. I hope this will shed a little more light on the issue until the Expert responds to your question in more detail within 24 to 48 hours.

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Julio -
July 01, 2013
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Thanks Julio, I did see that link. Our dryer is not running that long and does not sound rough. It starts and runs when you push and hold the button then quits when you release it. Did notice the drum is difficult to turn by hand, is that normal? Took a pretty hard push to make it move.

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Sue -
July 01, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the motor starts and then quits when start is released, I suspect the contacts 5M and 6M are not closing inside the motor centrifugal switch in order to complete and provide the neutral to the motor. Try taking the belt off the motor and then see if the motor will start and stay running. If it doesn't, check for a loose wire connection at terminal 6M on the motor centrifugal switch. If it does stay running, it could be a friction issue preventing the motor from reaching a fast enough speed for 5M and 6M from closing. If the connection is Okay and the motor will not stay running with the belt off the motor, I suspect the dryer will need a new motor part #279827 for Kenmore dryer model 110.61802000.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 02, 2013
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Thanks Joey, that IS helpful. We will try that. Although I seem to recall reading somewhere this model has a belt switch and the motor won't run without the belt? Also, I could not help noticing from the helpful photos you provided that our dryer idler pulley looks nothing like a typical pulley; instead of a spinning wheel, the belt goes around a simple, C-shaped stationary metal band-like unit and there is no pulley in the traditional sense that I can see...I can post a photo later if need be. is that typical of this model or are we missing the pulley somehow? Not seeing any loose parts to speak of in the cabinet... though I had to leave after we got the top off and reviewed removing the front, and wasn't home when hubby got the front off and cleaned it out so I will ask. Where is terminal 6M on the motor centrifugal switch, and where IS the motor centrifugal switch? At this point we have the top and front off and cabinet cleaned out, need to remove the drum to inspect the motor operation. So may be a few days before we get to it with the 4th of July holiday coming up but I will get back to you if I have further questions. THANKS!!

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Sue -
July 03, 2013
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Sue: Your model dryer uses a slide belt tensioner instead of a belt idler roller. If the slide belt tensioner and belt is worn, it could cause too much friction and cause the motor to hum instead of starting, The old slide type belt idler will substitute over to the roller type belt tensioner. The motor centrifugal switch is mounted on the motor. The motor wire connections are connected to the centrifugal switch. The centrifugal switch will have numbers on it indicating the terminals. Take the belt off and then see if the motor will start and run. If it does, and there is not friction issues with any of the drum support rollers, replace the belt and belt tensioner and your dryer will likely start and run normally.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 03, 2013
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OK, thanks! The belt has a couple of places along the edges where is split and has never been replaced so I am betting that both of those things are suspect. Will check the motor first and the rollers, then proceed from there. Cross your fingers it is just the belt and/or tensioner. haha.Thanks so much for your help.

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Sue -
July 03, 2013
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OK, we decided first to try just replacing the belt; drum rollers seem fine. Sliding tensioner has a groove in it but did not look especially worn or anything. Replacing the belt led to same start-then-stop. Removed the belt and tensioner and took the drum out and tried running the motor without belt, same story (yeah I know, should have just tried that first lol). What happens is pressing the PTS switch will activate the motor momentarily but then it seems to freeze up and just buzz. It will do the same thing a couple times, and then eventually the PTS switch does nothing. We did smell a burned smell after trying to start and not sure if that was just dust or lint on the heating element or if it was electrical; guessing something electrical. If you let it sit for a bit then try it again, it will do the same thing again (start and stop, then nothing), so there may be some overheating involved somewhere. There is no way to replace the motor centrifugal switch, correct? We are assuming the motor needs to be replaced. It IS pretty dirty and when it does start it acts like it's freezing up. I am of the opinion that the motor is toast because it has seen at least 13 years of a family of four and repeated tumbling of clothes. But wanted to try to be more specific in case I missed something important. Also, the wire connections to the motor all looked ok; nothing looked burned or loose at the wire connection. There were two wires going into a little loose brown connector (ie the connector part wiggles in its brown seat) and the rest of the wires go into a white plug. I tried to unplug that connector but could not reach the release tab on the inside closest to the motor so left it for now.

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Sue -
July 05, 2013
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Sue: Based on the symptom and all the details, the motor assembly will need to be replaced. The centrifugal switch is not available as a separate component.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 05, 2013
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OK Joey, thanks so much for your help. IMO time to replace that motor anyway. Your illustration will come in handy; I will keep you posted when we get to changing the motor.

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Sue -
July 05, 2013
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the start button doesn't work 11061802000 Kenmore Electric dryer

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Barbara -
March 31, 2013
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Hi,

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance not working.

If you turn the dryer on in timed dry and press and hold the push to start switch  in do you hear the timer humming?  IF not the thermal fuse may have tripped open and it is a non-resettable fuse mounted on the blower housing. 

To get to the fuse, first disconnect from power and vent. 

Slide the dryer forward and remove the screws from the large rear panel.

The thermal fuse is on the left side, blower housing and have two blue wires going to it. 

Here is the link for the fuse if you need it. 

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
April 02, 2013
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