Model #11096576210 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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How can I download the service manual

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ManageMyLife.com is a great place to find your owner's manual for various products. I am sorry that you are having some difficulties finding yours. Manufacturers stop producing manuals after ten years. This could be the cause of availability. Sometimes the expert can find one that is very similar to yours. You should hear back within two business days. If you are having a specific problem please submit your question on the existing thread by click on the reply box below for your expert.

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Julio -
June 22, 2013
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Thank you for your question. These older dryers will run a long time with good repair.  The information Julio provided about the availability of information after ten years is accurate.  I did some searching for readable diagrams and wiring, but most of what is available is not very helpful.  I did locate a video that should help walk you through this motor replacement.  Due to the age of your dryer, this video may actually be more help with the wiring.  I hope this is of help.  Thank you for using Manage My Life.  

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
June 23, 2013
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My Dryer worked fine until last night. Now it's not heating at all. Husband is out of town, and I am trying to save money and do it myself.

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Diagnosing the issue with the Dryer not heating can be difficult. While you wait for the expert to review your model, you can check similar questions from previous expert post if you like,I attached the link below. If you do decide to have a technician diagnose and make repairs, an option is to visit Sears Home Services and use the handy scheduler.

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Priscilla V -
February 14, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The heating element requires a 220 volt power source in order to heat. In order to diagnose which component has failed will require a volt/Ohm meter. The Ohm meter will be needed to check each component for continuity connected in the heater circuit. The volt meter will be needed in order to confirm the dryer is getting the proper power supply of 220 volts. NOTE: I do not recommend checking voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

I suggest locating the two (2) house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer. Reset both circuit breakers by flipping them both off and on 2-3 times and then see if the dryer will produce heat.

If it does not heat, the voltage supply should be checked and confirmed before any further diagnostics.

There are several components connected in the heater circuit which can fail and break one line of voltage to the heating element. It could also have a faulty heating element.

  • Thermal fuse (part #3392519)
  • Operating thermostat
  • Hi limit thermostat
  • Heating element
  • Timer

The thermal fuse is likely the faulty component and you could try replacing it first if you do not have a volt/Ohm meter to test it. The thermal fuse is located at the back of the dryer. It will be mounted on the blower housing. If you feel confident in replacing the thermal fuse, I added a YouTube video showing how to replace the thermal fuse and a video showing how to test the thermal fuse for continuity. You can also check the heating element, high limit and operating thermostats using the same procedure. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing your dryer.

You can order parts from Sears PartsDirect .

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 .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 15, 2012
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Why won't my Kenmore dryer won't run in air dry, auto dry or timed dry drying zones, only cool?

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A failed heating element will not prevent the dryer from running; it will only prevent it from heating. Your symptom indicates a timer failure. In order for the dryer to start and run, timer switch 1 must close contact BK to BU and remain closed to provide voltage to the motor.

I added the wiring diagram in the image below so you can see the motor circuit.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 10, 2009

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