April 20, 2023

Dryer repair guides

Our repair guides and videos provide step-by-step instructions for replacing thermal fuses, door switches, heating elements and gas valve coils on your gas or electric dryer. Our dryer repair help section has solutions to common symptoms, as well as troubleshooting tips that cover major brands like Whirlpool, GE, Samsung and Kenmore Elite. Our articles and guides describe diagnostic procedures, error code troubleshooting steps and repairs that are covered in Kenmore dryer repair manuals. Find out which parts need replacing to fix your dryer. Search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dryer, then order the parts you need.

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Repair guides for Repair guides common to all dryers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dryer.

How to replace an electronic control board in an electric dryer
September 08, 2020

How to replace an electronic control board in an electric dryer

The electronic control board manages the components and controls the cycle times in your electric dryer. Follow these st…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
How to replace a flame sensor in a gas dryer
August 01, 2014

How to replace a flame sensor in a gas dryer

If your gas dryer won't heat, a broken flame sensor is one possible cause. This guide and video explain how to replace a…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a thermal fuse in an electric dryer
August 01, 2014

How to replace a thermal fuse in an electric dryer

When the air in the dryer overheats—usually because the vent is clogged—the thermal fuse blows, stopping the dryer. You …

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer thermistor
August 01, 2014

How to replace a dryer thermistor

The thermistor senses the air temperature in the dryer. If your dryer overheats or doesn't heat at all, the thermistor …

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to install a dryer gas valve coil kit
August 01, 2014

How to install a dryer gas valve coil kit

If the dryer heats initially but then stops heating, the problem is usually the gas valve coils. This step-by-step guide…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 90 minutes or less
How to replace an igniter in a gas dryer
August 01, 2014

How to replace an igniter in a gas dryer

The igniter in a gas dryer glows white hot during the to light the gas that heats the air in the dryer. If the dryer air…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 60 minutes or less
How to replace an electronic control board in a gas dryer
August 01, 2014

How to replace an electronic control board in a gas dryer

The electronic control board is the brains of your gas dryer. You can replace it yourself, following these step-by-step …

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
How to replace a thermal fuse in a gas dryer
August 01, 2014

How to replace a thermal fuse in a gas dryer

When the air in a gas dryer overheats—usually because the vent is clogged—the thermal fuse blows, stopping the dryer fro…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in a gas dryer
August 01, 2014

How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in a gas dryer

The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. The thermal cut…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer idler pulley
August 01, 2014

How to replace a dryer idler pulley

The idler pulley exerts pressure keeps the drive belt tight so it can rotate the drum. A worn idler pulley squeals or sq…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 90 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer drum glide bearing
August 01, 2014

How to replace a dryer drum glide bearing

Replace the drum glide bearing if the drum makes a scraping noise and doesn't turn smoothly. Just follow the steps in th…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 60 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer drive belt
August 01, 2014

How to replace a dryer drive belt

If the drive belt breaks, the motor runs but the drum won't rotate. These step-by-step instructions guide you through th…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 90 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer drum support roller
August 01, 2014

How to replace a dryer drum support roller

If your dryer thumps or squeals, replace the drum support roller to restore quiet to your home.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 90 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer blower wheel
August 01, 2014

How to replace a dryer blower wheel

A rattling noise or lack of air flow through the dryer could indicate that the blower wheel is damaged. Follow the steps…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 60 minutes or less
How to replace a dryer door switch
July 31, 2014

How to replace a dryer door switch

The dryer won't start if the door switch isn't working correctly. You can install a replacement dryer door switch in les…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

Symptoms common to all dryers

Choose a symptom to see related dryer repairs.

January 10, 2024

Main causes: door switch failure, lack of power, broken belt, blown thermal fuse, bad drive motor, control system failur…

December 27, 2023

Main causes: clogged exhaust system, heating system failure, deposits on moisture sensor, control system failure…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: damaged door strike, worn door catch…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad power cord, wiring failure, bad control board, blown thermal fuse, bad door s…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: bad timer or electronic control board, door switch failure…

April 19, 2023

Main causes: bad gas valve coils, broken heating element, tripped safety thermostat or fuse, bad operating thermostat, c…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: bad drum support roller, damaged idler pulley, broken blower fan blade, worn drum glide bearing, bad drive …

April 20, 2023

Main causes: clogged exhaust vent, bad motor relay, loose dryer door catch, bad door switch, control system failure, fau…

Articles and videos common to all dryers

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your dryer.

How to use your clothes dryer efficiently
June 09, 2023

How to use your clothes dryer efficiently

Get expert tips on using your dryer efficiently to save energy.…

How to repair broken or damaged wires video
October 26, 2016

How to repair broken or damaged wires video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.…

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video
January 18, 2016

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working…