Model #11072802100 Kenmore residential dryer

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

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Why won't the burner on my Kenmore gas dryer model 110.72802100 stay on for more than 3 seconds?

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If the burner ignites but will not stay lit and will not reignite, then you likely have bad gas valve coils. The theory of operation for the gas valve assembly is shown in the first image below. There is an observation plug on lower left portion of the front panel that you can use to observe the gas valve assembly without any of the panels removed. I recommend that you reassemble the dryer and remove this plug. Clean the lint screen and load the dryer with a medium load of wet laundry. Disconnect the flexible exhaust vent behind the dryer so that it will exhaust directly into the laundry room. Ventilate the laundry room as much as possible and start a heated cycle. Conducting this test with a load of laundry in the drum will test the burner under normal conditions. Disconnecting the exhaust vent will prevent a clogged exhaust vent duct to the outside of the home from causing the burner to short cycle. Watch the burner assembly through the observation port after starting the dryer in the heated cycle. You should see the igniter glow. If it glows and then shuts off and the burner ignites, then see if the burner will stay lit to bring the dryer up to the proper temperature of 150 degrees. If it does, then see if the burner cycles off and then reignites. If it the igniter glows and then shut off but the burner does not reignite, then I recommend replacing the gas valve coils. You can order a kit from Sears PartsDirect that has both coils for a lower price than buying them separately. The part number for the kit is 279834. If the dryer heats and cycles properly while venting directly into the laundry room, then a vent restriction is causing the short cycling. Clean the exhaust vent duct to the outside of the home. NOTE: Do not continue to run the dryer with the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of the home disconnected beyond this temporary test. The gas dryer should always be properly vented to the outside of the home for normal operation.

These tips should 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
August 19, 2009
Q:

Kenmore Gas Dryer Thermal Fuse Installation

A:

It does not matter which spade the red wire goes on and when spade the blue wire attaches to. The wires can go in either order. It will work properly either way.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 22, 2012