Model #11076812692 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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I HAVE A KENMORE DRYER, MODEL 76812692 76812, THAT WON'T HEAT.

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Making sure you're ordering the correct part is necessary when making repair. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached a helpful link below that may provide information to assist you with your question.

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Yadira B -
February 24, 2013
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I cannot determine which component that you are describing according to your details and the picture. I posted a diagram of the dryer components in the first image below. That image also has access information and a photograph of the gas burner assembly inside the cabinet. That information should help you determine which component fell off of the burner assembly.

 

Be sure that you unplug the dryer and shut off the gas supply before accessing internal components. 

 

If the igniter fell off, then that component will need to be replaced. You can order parts from this page: Kenmore Dryer Model 110.76812692 Repair Parts.  

 

If all of the components are in place on the burner assembly, then I recommend that you pull the observation plug on the front panel of the dryer just below the door on the left side. This will allow you to observe the burner assembly with the dryer running. With the dryer completely reassembled, start it in a drying cycle with high heat. Look through the observation port and see if the igniter is glowing. If the igniter is not glowing, then you could have a blown thermal fuse. You can unplug the dryer and remove the back panel to access that thermal fuse. Since you don't have an ohm meter, you can pull the wires off the thermal fuse and tape them together with electrical tape (to prevent them from shorting out to the metal cabinet). Reassemble the dryer and start it in a heated cycle again. See if the igniter glows to light the burner. The 4th image below shows the theory of operation for the gas burner assembly. If the burner lights with that thermal fuse bypassed, then that thermal fuse (part 3392519) will need to be replaced. Note: If that thermal fuse was blown, then I recommend that you check the exhaust air path to the outside of your home for a clog or restriction. An unresolved restriction in that air path could cause the thermal fuse to blow again shortly after it is replaced. Do not continue to operate the dryer with that thermal fuse bypassed. The original wiring configuration must be restored immediately following this brief test.

 

If the igniter did not glow when that thermal fuse was bypassed, then you could have a bad flame sensor, a failed operating thermostat, an open high limit thermostat or a wiring failure in that heating circuit. I posted a wiring diagram for your dryer in the second image with that heating circuit traced in red. The third image shows the flame sensor. You will normally need a volt/ohm meter to conduct further testing on that circuit. You can use the information shown in the images below to check those components if necessary.

 

If the igniter glows during the initial test and then fades off when the flame sensor detects that the igniter is hot enough to ignite the gas, then you could have failed gas valve coils.

 

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

 

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services Dryer Repair. 

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 26, 2013
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Here is the image that shows the theory of operation for the gas valve assembly.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 26, 2013
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Thanks Lyle. It was the Thermal fuse. I cleaned out a lot lint and hardened lint from the flexible venting and the dryer itself. I also replaced the ignitor glow bar I broke.

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RANDY KLINGNER -
February 26, 2013
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Hello Randy. Thanks for letting us know what you found. That can help other readers who face the same problem.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 26, 2013
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