Model #11070912990 KENMORE residential dryer

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Q:

Why won't my Kenmore gas dryer that heat properly?

A:

Make sure that your gas supply cut-off valve is open and that the dryer has an adequate gas supply.

The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the first image below. This diagram shows several components in the heating circuit that could prevent the dryer from heating. If the igniter is not glowing, I recommend checking the thermal fuse. To access this component, unplug the dryer and pull off the bottom front service panel. Clips at the top of this panel hold it in place. Push a putty knife of thin flat blade screw driver in between the top front panel and the bottom service panel about 4" in from each side to release these clips. Pull the bottom service panel out and then off of the dryer. The thermal fuse is on the blower housing. The wiring diagram shows that it has red and red/white wires attached. It is Key 59 on the second image below. To check this fuse, pull the wires off and measure the resistance across the leads using a volt/ohm meter. You should measure near zero ohms of resistance (continuity). If you measure infinite resistance (open), then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced.

You can test the operating thermostat (Key 42), the high limit thermostat (Key 43) and the flame sensor (Key 48) in the same manner. You can check the igniter for continuity. It should measure some resistance, probably between 50 and 400 ohms.

If all of these components are good, then you could have a failed timer contact, a wiring problem or a bad motor centrifugal switch that would prevent your igniter from glowing to ignite the burner.

If the igniter glows but does not cycle off, then you could have a bad flame sensor. The theory of operation for the gas valve assembly is provided in the third image below. Understanding this theory may help you diagnose the cause of your heating failure. If the igniter is glowing and then cycling off, you could have bad coils on the gas valves.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
Q:

how do i change the thermal fuse on my kenmore dryer model number 11070912990?

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern. The thermal fuse is located on the blower wheel housing. You will need to remove the lower front access panel in order to access the blower wheel housing and thermal fuse.

I added a couple of images showing how to remove the front lower access panel and location of the thermal fuse. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the access panel.

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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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 27, 2011
Q:

Why won't my Kenmore dryer model 11070912990 heat?, won't heat, vents are clear, can hear 1 click when I push start.

A:

Make sure that the gas supply cut-off valve is fully open and the your dryer has an adequate gas supply provided to it. This basic troubleshooting step should not be overlooked.

The next step would be to unplug the dryer and remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below. Start the dryer in a heated cycle and then carefully observe the burner assembly to see if the igniter is glowing on the gas assembly. If not, unplug the dryer and locate the thermal fuse. The second image below shows the location of this fuse in your dryer. NOTE: Your dryer will have a thermostat beside the fuse instead of the thermistor shown below but the fuse is in the same location on the blower housing.

Pull the wires off of the thermal fuse and tape them together with electrical tape. Reassemble the dryer and see if it will heat properly with this fuse bypassed. If it does, then the thermal fuse will need to be replaced. NOTE: Do not continue to run the dryer with this thermal fuse bypassed. It is an essential safety feature of the dryer and must be replaced. You can order this fuse from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 3390719.

If the thermal fuse was blown, check the vent duct air flow to the outside of your home for restrictions. Check the flexible vent duct behind the dryer for a kink or clog. Make sure that the lint screen is cleaned before every load. Periodically wash the lint screen with water and then thoroughly dry it to remove softener residue that can build up on it. Check the vent duct system to the outside of your home for clogs or restrictions. Make sure the damper vent on the outside of the home is opening properly. These tips can help prevent the thermal fuse from blowing again just after replacing it.

If the thermal fuse is okay, you could have a failed high limit thermostat, an open operating thermostat, a failed flame sensor, a bad igniter, failed gas valve coils, a bad timer, a failed motor centrifugal switch contact or a wiring failure in the heating circuit.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 25, 2009

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