Model #11070922990 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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Dryer will not stay running. 11070922990

A:

Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com and being a valued member.  I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when your dryer will not stay running. 

The parts that would cause your unit to not stay running would be the lid switch, motor, or motor relay.

PROBLEM: Dryer Will Not Run

If the motor will not start, check the following:
– LINE VOLTAGE
– HARNESS/CONNECTION
– MOTOR RELAY
– PUSH TO START SWITCH
– BELT/BELT SWITCH
– MOTOR
– DOOR SWITCH
– EVEN HEAT CONTROL

First, I would recommend testing the lid switch to see if that is the issue. You will need a multi meter to test the switch.

Procedure:
1. Set the following configuration:
? Door - must be closed
? Timer - TIMED DRY
? Fabric Care/Temperature switch - AIR FLUFF
2. Check connector pins in P2 at the Even Heat control
to make sure they are making contact.
3. Check the voltage at the Timer (reference Neutral):
a. At Timer BK voltage should be 120VAC. If not,
check the input voltage line (L1).
b. If voltage is okay at BK, check Timer voltage at BU.
If voltage is not 120VAC, replace Timer.
4. Check for 120VAC at the PTS switch and Motor Relay.
120VAC (reference Neutral) should be present at:
? one side of the PTS switch
? one side of the Motor Relay contacts (large
terminals)
If 120VAC is not present at these locations, check the
harness connections. If harness connections are
good, go to Step 5.
5. Press and hold the PUSH TO START switch.
a. Check the voltage at the PTS switch. If 120VAC is
not present at both terminals, replace PTS switch.
b. Check the voltage at the Motor Relay: Both sides of
the Motor Relay contacts (large terminals) should
be 120VAC with reference to Neutral.
If 120VAC is not present at one of the Motor Relay
contacts, then check for 48VDC from P2-7 to
P3-2. If 48VDC is correctly shown, replace the
Motor Relay. If not 48VDC, then replace the Even
Heat control.
6. If the motor does not start, check the Door switch
(D to D1). There should be continuity when the door
is closed. If not, replace the Door switch.
7. Press the PUSH TO START switch. If the motor starts
but does not continue to run, replace the Even Heat
control.
8. Press and hold the PUSH TO START switch. If motor
does not start, replace motor.

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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 your question. Have a great day. 

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
October 20, 2014
Q:

Kenmore gas dryer works great for 10 minutes and shuts off?

A:

With the dryer not functioning properly can be rather frustrating. After researching the Manage My life website I have came across a link similar to your issue. While you are awaiting a detailed response from an expert I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
September 09, 2012
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Thank you for submitting your question. If you have to wait for it to cool down before it will start again, this is an indication of the motor overheating and shutting off on the motor thermal overload. This can be caused by the motor being covered in lint or a low voltage supply to the motor. Check and clean the motor of lint and see if it runs normally. Make sure to disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing the dryer. The image below will help you disassemble your dryer in order to access the motor. You will need an ohms/volt meter in order to test your motor for proper continuity. I don't suggest checking live voltage but one way to check this problem is to first unplug the dryer. With the dryer unplugged remove the motor plug from the motor. Place meter leads on the blue and white wires. With the wires securely in the plugs on the blue and white wire carefully plug the dryer in and push the start button. If you have voltage then the problem is with the motor. No voltage would indicate a problem with a thermal fuse, bad timer, push to start switch, belt switch and door switch. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance with this repair. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Tykara -
Sears Technician
September 10, 2012
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Q:

Kenmore dryer doesn't heat 110.70922990.

A:

You mentioned flame sensor so I assume you have a gas dryer. The key to diagnosing a no heat problem on a gas dryer is knowing if the ignitor is glowing. If the ignitor is not glowing then the thermal fuse, thermostats or timer may be at fault. If the ignitor glows and clicks off then the gas coils or gas valve is likely the problem. Please reply with more information about what the ignitor is doing for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 29, 2012
A:

Fred, thank you. Yes, it's a gas dryer. How can I check if the igniter is glowing? Can I see it If I start the machine with the panel opened?

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Sergey -
April 29, 2012
A:

Mike thank you, found the problem and fixed it.

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Sergey -
April 29, 2012
A:

Glad you fixed it. Great job.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 30, 2012
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