Model #11097573230 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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my dryer model # 11097573230 when its done drying the buzzer stays buzzing? 11097573230 Kenmore Gas dryer

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Henry -
June 14, 2013
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Thank You for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com

I can understand how annoying the buzzer can be. Based on your description, it sounds like a simple fix where the buzzer itself needs to be replaced. I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link below to be taken to the page.

End of Cycle Buzzer for Model 110.97573230

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Desirea -
Sears Technician
June 16, 2013
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Why won't my Kenmore 70 Series gas dryer model 110.97573230 heat?

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Make sure that the gas supply cut-off valve for the dryer is fully open. Check to see if you have an adequate gas supply provided to the dryer. This basic troubleshooting step should not be neglected.

There is an observation plug in the front panel of the dryer. Pull the plug and start the dryer in a heated cycle. Observe the gas assembly to see if the igniter is glowing to initiate the gas ignition process. If the igniter is not glowing, I recommend checking the thermal fuse on the dryer. The location of this component is shown in the first image below. To access this fuse, unplug the dryer and shut off the gas supply then remove the back panel. You can test the fuse for continuity with a volt/ohm meter. With one wire removed, you should measure near zero ohms of resistance (continuity) across the leads of the fuse. If you measure infinite resistance (open) then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced. You can check to see if this is the only component failure that is preventing your dryer from heating by taping the two wires that go to the thermal fuse together with electrical tape for a short test. Reassemble the dryer and briefly run it in a heated cycle to see if the igniter glows and the burner ignites. If it does, then you have verified that the thermal fuse is the only failed component that is preventing the dryer from heating. NOTE: Do not run the dryer beyond this temporary test with the thermal fuse bypassed. The fuse must be replaced to safely operate the dryer.

You can order a replacement thermal fuse from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 3392519.

If the thermal fuse was blown, I recommend checking the exhaust air duct system for a clog or restriction. Check the flexible vent behind the dryer for a kink or clog. Check the exhaust air duct system to the outside of the home for lint build-up or a restriction. Make sure that the damper on the outside of the house is opening properly. Failure to properly correct an exhaust air duct restriction could result in the thermal fuse blowing again.

If the thermal fuse is okay, then you could have an open operating thermostat or high limit thermostat. The second image below shows the wiring diagram for this dryer. You can check the operating thermostat and high limit thermostat in the same manner that you checked the thermal fuse.

If all of these components are okay, you could have a failed timer contact, a bad motor centrifugal switch, an open flame sensor, a failed igniter or a wiring failure between components that is preventing the igniter from glowing to initiate the burner ignition.

The third image shows the basic theory of operation for the gas valve assembly. If the igniter is glowing but not cycling off, then you could have bad flame sensor. If the igniter cycles off but the gas valves do not open to supply gas for ignition, you likely have failed gas valve coils. If the gas valve assembly ignites once from a cold start but does not ignite on subsequent attempts, then you likely have weak gas valve coils that need to be replaced.

These tips should help you properly diagnose and repair the heating failure in your dryer. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 24, 2009
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Do I need conversion kit #694572 to replace part #3401775 on my dryer if it was previously converted to LP gas?

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If you replace the gas valve (part number 3401775), then the new part will be initially set up for natural gas. You would need to have a licensed LP technician install the conversion kit on this valve to burn LP gas.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 28, 2008

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