Model #11079822801 Kenmore residential dryer

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Q:

My kenmore dryer keeps short cycling. I bought new coils and it's doing the same thing.

A:

Hi Josh,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

The most common reason why a dryer would take longer to dry clothes and cause the burner to short cycle ON and OFF is a restricted venting system.

Just for testing only, disconnect the vent hose from the back of the dryer and dry one load. Make sure you ventilate your laundry area very well. If the flame stays ON much longer and the clothes come out dried, that would confirm a venting issue. NOTE: Do not leave the vent hose disconnected after testing operation.

If this has been going on for some time, the high limit thermostat may need to be replaced. The high limit thermostat is the control that will cause the flame too shut off sooner if there is not enough air flow blowing out the rear vent.

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 or to purchase any parts needed; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
January 27, 2012
Q:

Kenmore dryer makes loud screeching sound.

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The screeching sound is likely emitting from the idler pulley that keeps tension on the drum belt.

I added a video showing how to access and replace the idler pulley if you feel confident in doing so.

I recommend removing the belt and then manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW) to see if it continues to make the screeching noise. If it does make the noise with the belt off, it's not the idler and more likely something is caught between the rear drum seal and bulkhead or possibly a worn drum support roller. I also added a video showing how to replace the drum support rollers .

The idler pulley #279640 for Kenmore model 110.79822801 can be ordered from Sears Parts Direct.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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
July 11, 2012
A:

Aileen: We don't know for certain that it is the idler pulley causing the noise or not... It's possible it could be the idler pulley but then again it could be something else. I would not expect the idler pulley to fail so soon but then again, it may not be the idler pulley.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 12, 2012
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