Model #11060956990 KENMORE residential dryer

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Kenmore clothers dryer overheats and cuts out


It sounds like the dryer drive motor is cutting out on the overload.

When you indicate that the dryer overheats, it seems like you are indicating that the dryer heating element is heating constantly or heating way above the normal 150 degree operating temperature. If this is the case, I recommend that you unplug the dryer and examine that heating element. You could have a broken element that is shorting to the metal cabinet ground. I provided a procedure for opening the cabinet of this dryer in the image below. You can unplug the dryer and remove the bottom front service panel to access the heating element in this dryer. If that element is okay, I recommend that you check the exhaust vent duct system for a clog or restriction that could be causing the dryer to overheat.

If the dryer is not overheating due to a problem with that element circuit, you could have a build up of lint inside the cabinet that is causing the motor to over heat. Unplug the dryer and open the cabinet to check for excessive lint around the motor. If you find excessive lint and clear it out of the cabinet, you may be able to fix this problem without replacing any parts.

If you don't find excessive lint or that does not fix your problem, you may need to replace that drive motor.

These tips may help you with this dryer failure. If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect website.

If you need more help, reply with additional details.

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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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 24, 2011

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