Model #11077841600 Kenmore residential dryer

  • Top And Console Parts
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  • Cabinet Parts
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  • Bulkhead Parts
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  • 8576353 Burner Assembly, Optional Parts (not Included)
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Question and Answers

Q:

How to remove front panel on dryer?

A:

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the dryer. I will be able to assist you in accessing the ignitor. First, unplug the dryer. Then use a putty knife to release the clips securing the front access panel. Once it is removed, you will see the burner assembly. If the ignitor is defective, the gas valve will not turn on at all. If you are smelling gas, I suspect there is a different problem with the dryer. If you could give me more information on the dryer, I might be able to help you pin point the problem. Use caution when working with gas and if you smell gas turn the valve off right away.

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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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 25, 2011
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Need help with a Kenmore gas dryer problem

A:

The exhaust temperatures for this model of dryer are shown in the image below. The normal procedure for testing those exhaust temperatures in a gas dryer involves these steps:

  1. Ventilate your laundry room as much as possible during this brief test since you have a gas dryer.
  2. Remove the flexible exhaust vent from the back of the dryer.
  3. Position the dryer so that you can accurately measure the temperature of the air coming out of the middle of the exhaust vent on the back of the dryer.
  4. Make sure that the lint screen is clean. If you have not cleaned the lint screen recently with water and a soft bristle brush to remove fabric softener residue, then I recommend that you clean that lint screen with water and allow it to dry completely before replacing it in the housing.
  5. Fill the dryer with a medium load of wet towels so that you can get accurate results during the test. The burner may short cycle if the drum is not filled with wet clothes.
  6. Start the dryer on a heated cycle and monitor the temperature of the exhaust air.

NOTE: Since this is a gas dryer, the test should be brief. You should be able to determine whether the dryer is heating properly in less than 10 minutes. Restore the vent system to exhaust to the outside of your home as soon as this brief test is completed .

You may have already conducted the test in this manner. If the burner is short cycling under these conditions, then you probably have weak gas valve coils. When those coils are weak, they normally will allow the burner to ignite the first time but will have trouble opening the gas valves on subsequent ignition attempts. Your symptoms do not coincide with the normal failure of weak gas valve coils but that seems to be the only explanation based on your description. Other possible failures would be wiring connection problems or an intermittent failure of the heater relay or electronic control board.

I recommend that you conduct the test described above if you did not perform it in that exact manner already. Check the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of your home for a clog or restriction. Reply with results from your test or additional details if you need more help with this failure. We will assist you further once we receive more information.

This can sometimes be a difficult failure to diagnose. 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
September 08, 2011