Model #11070922990 Kenmore residential dryer

  • Top And Console
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  • Cabinet
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  • Bulkhead
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  • 3402851 Burner Assembly
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Question and Answers

Q:

kenmore dryer that continues to shut off

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Additional details would be most helpful. Is the dryer motor shutting off before the clothes are dry when using the Automatic dry cycle or is the motor shutting off in the middle of a Timed cycle? Or, are you saying the burner is continually shutting off?

If the dryer is shutting off in the middle of a cycle and you have to wait a few minutes before it can be restarted, the motor is likely overheating and shutting off on the internal motor thermal overload. This can be caused by lint covering the motor or a just a faulty motor.

If you using the Automatic dry cycle and it's shutting off before the clothes are dry; this could be caused by not having enough clothes in the dryer, dryer leaning backwards or it could have a wire off one of the two moisture sensor bars. The moisture sensor bars are located below the lint filter intake inside the dryer drum. I added images below to reference. I recommend disconnecting the power cord and then remove the lower access panel and check to see if both wires are connected to the two moisture sensors strips.

Check the things I have covered here and 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
January 18, 2012
Q:

Why won't my Kenmore dryer model 11070922990 heat?

A:

Check the gas supply cut-off valve to your dryer to make sure that it is open. Make sure that the dryer has an adequate gas supply.

If the igniter is not even glowing on the gas valve assembly, you could have a blown thermal fuse. I recommend checking this component first. The following link describes the process for accessing and checking the thermal fuse in this type of dryer: Where is the thermal fuse in my Kenmore Elite dryer model 110.64942300?

If needed, you can order a new thermal fuse from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 3390719.

If the thermal fuse is okay, then you could have one of the following failures:

  • Failed high limit thermostat
  • Open operating thermostat
  • Failed flame sensor
  • Bad igniter
  • Failed gas valve coils
  • Bad timer contact
  • Failed motor centrifugal switch
  • Wiring failure between components in the heater circuit
The following link provides a technical explanation of the functions of components in the gas valve assembly: Why won’t the igniter glow on my gas dryer?

Understanding this theory of operation may help you determine the cause of your heating failure. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
Q:

I have a 11070922990 gas dryer, where is the thermal overload?

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand you concern.

The only component referred to as a "thermal overload" is located inside the motor and is not a replaceable part. If the thermal overload fails to reset, the dryer motor must be replaced.

Now, if you're asking where the "thermal fuse" is located, it is key#59 which is mounted on the blower housing (key#44). See image below for the location of the thermal fuse.

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
December 14, 2010