Model #11063066101 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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I PUSH THE START BUTTON; THE PANEL LIGHTS UP BUT DRYER WONT TURN. MODEL # 11063066101 ALSO HOW DO I REMOVE THE BAK PANEL. stgray72@hotmail.com

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It can be a helpless feeling when you push the start button and nothing happens. Dryers can be hard to diagnose, especially with modern electronics. While you wait for the expert, I found and attached some links that may help. The first link is a similar question from a previous expert post. The second link is an article for how to get inside the dryer. The third link is a video for troubleshooting dryers from the archive here at Manage My Life. I hope one of these gets your dryer on the road to recovery.

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Barbara H. -
December 04, 2010
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Here is a list of some of the failures that will prevent the dryer from starting:

  • Failed door switch
  • Bad start button on the console
  • Blown thermal fuse
  • Broken drive belt
  • Failed drive motor
  • Bad motor relay on the electronic control board
  • Wiring failure in the motor circuit

I recommend that you check the door switch first. You can check this component using the diagnostic test mode. The first image below shows how to place the dryer in this test mode. In this mode, you should hear a beep when you open and close the dryer door. If not, then the door switch will likely need to be replaced. I provided the wiring diagram for the dryer in the second image below. The third image shows how to open the dryer cabinet. This will help you access the door switch and check the wiring. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components. You can use a volt/ohm meter to check the continuity through the door switch. If you need more help checking this component, reply with additional details.

If the door switch is okay, you can test the start button on the console using the information in the first image.

If the above components are okay, you could have a broken drive belt. Unplug the dryer and remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the 4th image. With this panel off, you can check to see if the drive belt is okay. If not, it will need to be replaced as using the information in the third image.

If the drive belt is okay, you can check the thermal fuse using a volt/ohm meter (with the dryer still unplugged ). The location of the thermal fuse on the blower housing is shown in the 5th image below. To test this fuse, remove one wire and measure the resistance across this component using a volt/ohm meter. It should measure near zero ohms of resistance if it is okay. If it measures Ol (open load or infinite resistance) then it is blown and will need to be replaced.

You can order parts from the Sears PartsDirect website.

If all of those components are okay, I recommend that you check the resistance through the motor circuit from the electronic control board (with the dryer still unplugged ). This test is described in the 6th image below. If the circuit is okay (measures between 2 and 4 ohms), then the electronic control board will likely need to be replaced.

These tips should help you determine the cause of your dryer motor failure. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

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 .

NOTE: The back panel of this dryer is not removable. It is part of the cabinet. There is a bulkhead that is attached on the inside of this back panel. Removing screw from the back panel can cause this bulkhead to drop inside the dryer cabinet. The information above provides the access information for this dryer. I do not recommend that you attempt to remove the back panel of this dryer.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 06, 2010
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Here are the additional images.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 06, 2010
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