Model #11066712690 Kenmore residential dryer

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Q:

w do i reinstall idler pulley on my kenmore model 11066712690 dryer because belt broke

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the dryer. I found a video that shows how to replace the belt. Click here to watch the video. It shows where the idler clips into the base.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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 .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 03, 2012
Q:

Why won't my Kenmore dryer start?

A:

The first image below shows the voltages that should be measured at your dryer outlet. If you are confident that you can safely measure the outlet voltage using a volt/ohm meter, verify that the outlet is working properly using this diagram.

If the outlet is okay, then the thermal fuse would be the first component that I recommend checking. If this fuse is blown, the dryer will not run.

Here are the steps to check the thermal fuse:

  1. Unplug the dryer to completely disconnect electrical power.
  2. Remove the back panel of the dryer.
  3. Locate the thermal fuse (Key 59 on the second image below). It is on the blower housing.
  4. Pull the wires off of the thermal fuse.
  5. Using a volt/ohm meter, measure the resistance across the terminals of the thermal fuse. You should measure near zero ohms of resistance if the fuse is good. If you measure infinite resistance (open), then the fuse will need to be replaced.
Replacing a blown thermal fuse may fix your problem. If the thermal fuse was blown, check the venting in your dryer. Clogged or restricted venting could have caused this fuse to blow. It will blow again if venting is not cleared.

If the thermal fuse is okay, then you will need to check the door switch. The third image below shows the wiring diagram for your dryer. Unplug the dryer and check the wiring. To access the door switch, follow these steps:

  1. Unplug the dryer to completely disconnect electrical power.
  2. Pull the lint screen out of the top of the dryer.
  3. Remove the screws that secure the top panel of the dryer to the lint screen housing.
  4. Use a flat tip screw driver or putty knife to release the clips on the front corners of the top panel and hinge the top panel of the dryer up and back.
If the wires are connected on the door switch properly, check the resistance through the switch using the wiring diagram.

If the door switch is okay, then you could have a bad motor. I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair this type of failure.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
July 17, 2008
Q:

Why won't my dryer run for more than 2 minutes?

A:

Your symptoms point to a failed drive motor. A friction problem could also prevent the dryer from running properly. With the dryer empty, open the door and manually spin the drum in the counterclockwise directions. It should have some resistance since the belt is attached to the motor pulley. It should not be difficult to turn. If you do not detect a friction problem with the drum, then the drive motor will likely need to be replaced. According to your description, it sounds like the motor is overheating and tripping the overload. It will not restart until it has cooled back down. A service technician is normally needed to verify this diagnosis and replace the motor. If you are confident that the dryer needs a new motor and want to replace it yourself, you can order the part from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for the motor is 297827. I provided a procedure below for the replacement of the motor. Your dryer may be slightly different than the one illustrated below but the procedure is basically the same.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician