Model #11064972300 Kenmore residential dryer

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how many amps of electricity should my kenmore elite dryer, model number 11064972300 be using while drying clothes


The dryer will normally draw between 15 and 20 amps when the heating element is on. It will normally cycle on and off when running.

A restricted exhaust vent duct system will not usually directly affect the amp draw of the dryer. The diminished air flow through a clogged vent system will cause the dryer to heat up quicker and take longer to dissipate that heat through the exhaust system. It will normally cause the dryer to run longer to dry the clothes. This can affect your electricity usage even though it won't directly affect the amp draw.

It should normally take about 45 minutes to an hour to dry a full load of clothes.

Here are some tips that may help you with minimizing the electricity use in your dryer and maximizing exhaust air flow:

  • Make sure that you are not overloading the dryer.

  • Clean the lint screen before starting each load. Periodically wash the lint screen with water and a soft bristle brush to remove softener build-up and deposits. Allow the lint screen to dry completely before replacing it in the housing of the dryer.

  • Make sure that the damper vent on the outside of your home is opening properly. If this damper is on the roof, use extreme care in accessing it. You may need to have a duct cleaning service check the duct and the damper in this situation.

  • You may be able to use a duct cleaning tool to properly clean the duct system to the outside of your home. If not, you may need to periodically have a duct cleaning service clean the system.

  • Since you suspect that a restricted vent duct system is causing long dry times and elevated electric bills, I recommend that you try this test to check the vent duct system:

  • 1. Ventilate the laundry room as much as possible.

  • 2. Pull the dryer out and disconnect the flexible vent hose from the back of the dryer so that it will vent directly into the laundry room.

  • 3. Fill the dryer with a medium load of wet laundry.

  • 4. Start the dryer and see if the load dries significantly better while venting directly into the laundry room instead of to the outside of your home. If it does then this indicates that you have a vent duct restriction. If the load is taking a long time to dry, check the temperature of the air coming out of the back of the vent behind the dryer. The air temperature should heat up to about 150 degrees and then cycle between 130 degrees and 150 degrees on high heat. If the element is not heating properly, you may need to replace the element or other components. Submit additional details if you need help with this type of problem.

These tips may help you understand if a problem with your dryer is contributing to high electrical bills.

You may want to check other appliances and systems. The number one user of electricity if normally the air conditioner if you have one. The refrigerator and water heater are also significant energy users.

If you need more help, submit additional details and we will try to assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 04, 2010

What would cause my dryer to not produce any heat?


If you're indicating that the dryer is not producing any heat what so ever that could indicate:

  1. Tripped circuit breaker
  2. Failed heater relay
  3. Failed "Even Heat" control board
  4. Bad thermistor.
  5. Open heating element
  6. Open thermal cut-off
  7. Open high limit thermostat
  8. Motor centrifugal switch

Your dryer is considered an "Even Heat" dryer. The dryer operation is controlled by an "Even Heat" control board. The control board controls the timer movement, motor and heating element. The "Even Heat" control board controls and regulates the temperature of the dryer by cycling the heater relay on and off according to temperatures. The control board monitors the temperature by the use of a thermistor. When heat is needed the control board will supply 48vdc to the coil side of the heater relay in order to close the contact and cause L1 to be supplied to the heating element and begin heating.

In order to diagnose the failure in your dryer will require monitoring the 48vdc to the heater relay across the two (2) red wires with white stripes with volt/ohm meter capable of reading DC voltages. If 48vdc is supplied to the relay and it does not heat, most likely the heater relay needs replacing. If the DC voltage to the heater relay is below the required 48vdc that would indicate that the "Even Heat" control board would need replacing. The cost of the "Even Heat" is around $118.00. Heater relay is about $35.00.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 08, 2008