Model #11060712990 Kenmore residential dryer

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Q:

Kenmore 11060712990 Dryer won't start

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The first thing that should be checked and verified is the voltage supply. The voltage supply should be measured from the terminal block at the back of the dryer where the power cord is attached. The voltage must be measured across the two outside terminals and then from the center terminal to each outside terminals. The voltage must measure 220 volts across the two outside terminals and the voltage must measure 110 volts across the center terminal to each outside terminals. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring 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 added an image below of the wiring diagram. I traced the start circuit in red and green.

You mentioned the timer is not moving and that's because in order for the timer to receive voltage, the door must be shut and the push to start switch will have to be pushed in and held in. See the wire circuit I traced in red and green and you will see the circuit is not complete unless the door is shut and the push to start switch is closed. Once the motor will start, contacts 6M and 5M on the motor switch will close which by passes the circuit through the push to start and the dryer remains running. But in you case, you must push and hold the start switch to complete the neutral path to the timer. Timer contact WB and GY must close to complete the path to the timer motor.

If the voltage supply is correct (220); and the timer does not run when set, door closed and the start button held in; I would suspect a faulty door switch or timer. If you do hear it running, then remove the back panel to access the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse can be disconnected and tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. I added a YouTube video with the procedure of accessing and replacing the thermal fuse .

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
May 24, 2012
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Tommy: It sounds like it may have a bad door switch. Disconnect the dryer from the power supply and then disconnect the door switch and check it for continuity with an Ohm meter. White to blue must make continuity when the door is shut in order for the dryer to start. Disconnect the white and blue wire and check for continuity across the two male terminals on the door switch when the switch is closed/door shut.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 29, 2012
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Electric dryer won't heat.

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There are several components connected in a series circuit with the heating element which can fail and break the line one voltage to the heating element. The thermal cut off (key#1), operating thermostat (key#42), high limit thermostat (key#34) and the heating element (key#14) can be disconnected and tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. I added an image below of the wiring diagram and an image of the parts and the location.

_Disconnect the dryer from the power source _ and then remove the vent hose and rear panel from the dryer. See image below for the location of the components that will need to be tested for continuity. I added a YouTube video showing how to test a component for continuity . If all the components tests Okay, and the dryer continues to not heat; the voltage supply to the dryer should be measured. The dryer must have a 220 volt supply in order to heat. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring 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 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
May 31, 2012
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dryer mod #11060712990 drum will turn manually push start button it will not start in either position the timer does advance how to troubleshoot

A:

Hi Patti,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life. I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

You did not mention whether or not you can hear the motor run. The most likely cause of this issue is an open thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse is open the motor will not get voltage. I am including a wiring diagram in the image below.

Here is a video that will demonstrate gaining access to the thermal fuse; Video . Here is a video that will show you how to test the thermal fuse; Video . Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

If you do not have access to a multimeter you can temporarily bypass the thermal fuse for testing. Here is how: Unplug the dryer and gain access to the thermal fuse. Disconnect the 2 blue wires and tape them together with electrical tape (make sure they are well covered with tape and will not come into contact with anything). Plug your dryer back in and try starting a cycle. If the motor runs, you will need to replace the thermal fuse (part number 3392519). Do not leave the thermal fuse bypassed. This is for testing purposes only.

Please check the things I have detailed here and report back with your findings. I am looking forward to assisting you again in the near future.

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 .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
September 26, 2011