Model #11079822801 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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Dryer would not start 11079822801 Kenmore Residential dryer

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Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when having trouble with the dryer.
 
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Kenmore Dryer model number 11079822801.
First thing for safety and concerns to keep dryer running well is to check the lint screen and vent of air flow going out of the house.   If clogged up it could cause heating problems on any dryer.
 
To prevent a Blocked Vent Hood, once a year: 
 
1.  Clean any lint blockage from the exhaust vent hood.
2.  Make sure the vent hood flappers move freely.
3.  Check for screen/grate openings that allow bird or rodent nests.
4.  Replace exhaust vent hood if damaged.
5.  Check for good air flow while running the dryer.
Note: Poor airflow or decreased airflow indicates further vent system cleaning is needed.

After you have made sure that you have cleaned all the vent spaces on the dryer.   The next step is to verify the lid switch.  If you can get a multi meter then you can check for the continuity of the switch and verify that it is good.

There is a thermal fuse you should check also on this dryer.  I have it on the picture below.  It is key number 40  on the side of the blower.
 
Please "RESUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS IF THERE IS ANY OTHER PROBLEMS".
 
Thank you for your understanding in this matter and I hope we can help you with your future questions and repairs.  Thank you for choosing Sears and using our SearsPartsDirect.com.
 

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
June 16, 2014
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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
There is a fuse on this model, and if it went out, it would prohibit the unit from operating. The fuse is located on the blower housing and is part number 3392519.
Outside of the fuse, I would ensure that the door switch is working. A defective door switch could also prohibit operation. A relatively easy preliminary check for the door switch would be to check the interior light when the door is open. If the light has come on in the past, but now isn't, it could indicate a door switch issue.
Another factor could be the drive belt or the motor relay. If the drive belt has come off, you should still hear the motor spinning. If the motor relay has gone out, it would also act as though it's dead, and a multimeter would be needed to test it.
I would start with the thermal fuse. That is the most likely culprit. If the fuse is to blame, make sure you do a thorough cleaning of the lint duct and exhaust hose/venting. Clogs in air flow is what usually causes the thermal fuse to trip. 
If by chance you need the thermal fuse for the unit, I have provided a blue link below that you may click on to be directed to the SearsParts site to view and purchase it when needed.

Thermal Fuse for Model 11079822801

Hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
June 16, 2014
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Replace Dryer Timer 11079822801 Kenmore Residential dryer

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2014
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Dryer does not want to start and or stay on

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A dryer is definitely something we depend on and when it begins to malfunction it can be a huge inconvenience.  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 -
March 10, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on the model number provided, the dryer should always at least start each and every time the Start button is pushed.  You do not have a conventional type dryer. Inside the control panel is a "Evenheat" control board and motor relay. When "Start" is pushed, the push to start switch completes the voltage path to the motor at which time is should at least start. It may not stay running when you release start but it should start each and every time start is pushed unless the door is open or if the timer is not set.

The way it works is like this, when timer is set and start is pushed, the "Evenheat" control board must receive a "Start Sense" voltage supply of 120 volts otherwise the control board will not know that "Start" was pushed. At the instant the control receives the "Start" signal voltage, the "Evenheat" control board must provide 48VDC to the motor relay at which time the motor relay closes and completes the path of voltage to the motor so that it will remain running. If the motor relay or control board is faulty, the dryer may not remain running or it may stop in mid-cycle if the motor relay opens and breaks the circuit to the motor. 

In order to check to see if the motor relay is getting the proper DC voltage supply will require a mutli-meter capable of measuring DC voltage.  The motor relay and the evenheat control board is located inside the control panel. The motor relay will have 2 blue wires and 2 pink wires with black stripes connected to the relay. You would need to set the timer and then press and release the start button. After releasing the start button, the DC voltage supply is measured across the pink wires with the black stripes. The DC voltage should measure 48 VDC if the control board is Okay. If the DC voltage is too low or not present, the evenheat control is likely faulty.  If the voltage is measuring 48 VDC and the dryer is not staying on, the motor relay is likely faulty.
 
 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
March 11, 2013
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