Model #11072802101 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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Q:

dryer 11072802101 won't stay hot

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The model number that you submitted indicates that this is a gas dryer. Your details seem to indicate that it initially heats but will not continue to heat. This type of failure is normally caused by weak gas valve coils (kit part 279834). The theory of operation for the gas valve assembly is shown in the first image below. There is an observation plug under the door in the front panel of the dryer. You can pull that plug and view the burner assembly while the dryer is running in a heated cycle with a medium load of wet laundry in the drum. If the burner ignites properly from an cold start but does not continue to light even though the igniter glows and then fades off as described in the first image, then replacing the gas valves will likely fix this problem. You can unplug the dryer and shut off the gas supply then use the procedure shown in the second image below to open the dryer cabinet. The third image shows how to replace the gas valve coils.

You can order the gas valve coil kit (part 279834) from the Sears PartsDirect website.

These tips should help you resolve this dryer heating problem. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and we will help you further.

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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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 15, 2011
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Since the igniter is glowing, this indicates that the thermostat has continuity. If the thermostat was bad (open), then the igniter would not glow at all. The thermostat is not the component that is preventing the burner from igniting. Your symptoms in the above response indicate that you likely have bad gas valve coils. That kit (part 279834) only costs around $20. It will have both coils. I recommend that you replace the coils first. If you still have problems, reply with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 23, 2011
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The gas valve coils will normally not open the gas valves unless the flame sensor detects a proper temperature from the ignitor and the flame sensor opens to shut the ignitor off. I understand your concern about smelling gas and you did the right thing by unplugging the dryer and opening the window. There is a chance that the dryer was not getting enough gas to ignite right away after you just turned the gas supply back on. There are times when the dryer may not ignite if the vent system is not hooked back up properly. You may need to make sure that the vent on the back of the dryer is attached properly. It is likely that you will need to have a service technician examine the dryer since you smelled gas on that last attempt that you described. There are times when it is normal to smell some gas when the dryer is trying to ignite the burner after the gas has just been turned back on. I recommend that you have a service technician check the dryer in this situation. If there is an additional failure in the dryer that is not apparent, then the technician should be able to find it. Reply with additional details if you need more help.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 06, 2011
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Age of Washer & Dryer

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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

In order to determine the date of manufacturing I would need to have the serial numbers of the washer and dryer.

The second letter in the serial number will indicate the year it was made and the first digit after the second letter will indicate the week it was made. I added an image below of the serial number identification chart.

I hope this is helpful. 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
October 30, 2012
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Kenmore gas dryer model 11072802101 drum turns no heat. rear fuses ok how to test selanoides in gas valve

A:

Hi William,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life. I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

You did not mention whether or not the igniter glows. Make sure that the gas supply cut-off valve for the dryer is fully open and that it has an adequate gas supply provided to it. There is an observation port on the left, lower side of the front panel. Pull the plug on that port and start the dryer on a heated cycle to see if the igniter is glowing. If it is not, then you could have a blown thermal fuse or one of the thermostats could be bad. The Thermal Cut-Off Kit with High Limit Thermostat (part number 280010) is on the heater box. The operating thermostat (part number3387134) and thermal fuse (part number3392519) are on the blower housing. Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

If the igniter is glowing and then cycling off to initiate the lighting of the burner then you likely have bad gas valve coils. The explanation of the burner assembly operation is shown in the first image below. You may see the burner actually ignite the first time if the igniter cycles off as described below properly. If the burner ignites once but does not re-ignite on subsequent attempts, then you have weak gas valve coils that will need to be replaced. You can order a kit (part number 3403499).

You can ohm the ignitor and the valves. The valves should ohm approximately 1220 to 1365 and 560. At the valves you need to ohm white to blue on the 2 wire connector and then black to blue, black to white, and blue to white, on the 3 wire connector. The ignitor should ohm at around 40 ohms. I am including a wiring diagram in the second image below. 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 .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. 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.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
September 26, 2011