Model #11074202200 Kenmore residential dryer

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dryer not drying


Your symptoms point to failed gas valve coils on the burner assembly. Since the burner was working intermittently, the circuit traced in red on the wiring diagram in the first image below is likely good. You can pull the observation plug in the left side of the front panel below the door to observe the gas valve assembly with the dryer running in a heated cycle. If the igniter is glowing then this verifies that the circuit traced in red is good. I provided the theory of operation for the gas valve assembly in the second image below. If the igniter is glowing and then shutting off properly, the likely failure is the gas valve coils. You can order a kit (part 279834) from the Sears PartsDirect website that includes both coils (for a cheaper price then buying them separately). Replacing the gas valves in this situation should fix your problem. Be sure that you unplug the dryer and shut off the gas supply before accessing internal components. Internal metal edges in the dryer can be sharp. Protective gloves are recommended.

If the igniter is not glowing, then one of the components in the circuit traced in red is likely bad. The thermal fuse is the most suspect component that would prevent the dryer from heating. You can access this component by unplugging the dryer and removing the back panel. The thermal fuse is on the blower housing. You can view a parts list diagram and see the exact locations of the components on the Sears PartsDirect website. You can check this component with a volt/ohm meter. Remove one wire and measure the resistance across the leads of the fuse. It should measure near zero ohms of resistance if it is good. If it measures Ol (open load or infinite resistance) then it is blown and will need to be replaced. If the thermal fuse is blown, I recommend checking the exhaust vent duct system for a restriction. An unresolved clog in the exhaust air flow for the dryer could cause the thermal fuse to blow again shortly after it is replaced.

If the thermal fuse is okay, you can check the operating thermostat, high limit thermostat and the thermal cut-off fuse with the back panel removed. One of these components could also prevent the igniter from glowing. A failed flame sensor, bad igniter, failed timer contact or a wiring failure in the circuit could also cause this problem.

These tips will likely help you resolve this heating issue in the dryer yourself. If you need more assistance, submit 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
July 27, 2010

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