Model #41784042500 Kenmore residential dryer

  • Cabinet/drum
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  • Front Panel/lint Filter
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  • Controls/top Panel
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  • Motor
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  • Wiring Diagram
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Kenmore 417-84042500 Dryer.

A:

Unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power. The images below show how to remove the top on this dryer. There are clips on the front of the dryer panel that secure the front of the panel to the top of the console (see third image). You can release the clips by pushing a putty knife in between the bottom of the top panel and the top of the console as shown in the first and second images. Push the putty knife in as shown on one side and lift up on the top panel to release the clip. Once that side is released, you can move to the other side and repeat the process as shown in the second image. Once both clips are released, you can hinge the dryer panel up and back and prop it securely on the back wall behind the dryer. If you need to completely remove the dryer top, you can remove the hinge brackets on the back of the dryer. You should not have to do that to access the thermal limiter. I assume that the thermal limiter is the part that you are trying to access.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
September 23, 2010
Q:

Why won't my dryer start, it will program and it indicates drying when start is pushed?

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The model number you submitted does not show that you have a touch panel control with "LED" lights. However from the details that you described and by looking at the wiring diagram for the electronic control board models if the thermal limiter was to fail the control panel would be dead.

Most likely if the Control lights up but dryer will not start; the control may be incorrectly detecting a voltage error.

The correction to the failure would require replacing the electronic control assembly. You may receive the entire console assembly (with the board installed). If you receive the entire console, remove the old console and install the new. If the problem is not corrected, it may be a power supply issue. Check the power outlet for proper voltage.

I recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair the failure of your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 31, 2008
Q:

How do I change venting from R to L on Kenmore dryer

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The first image below shows side venting location information for your dryer. Since the dryer is already vented to the right side, you should have the side vent kit (part 131456800) already installed on the dryer. That kit had instructions for installation included in the package. I doubt that you still have those instructions. If you do, you can use them to switch the vent to the other side. I don't have a copy of those instructions. I have contacted the manufacturer to obtain those specific instructions.

I will update this thread with those instructions as soon as I receive them.

The instructions may not provide the procedure for opening the cabinet. The second image below shows that procedure. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components. If you are able to open the cabinet, you may be able to switch the vent to the other side without needing the instructions.

If you do not feel confident in completing this type of project yourself, I recommend that you use a pre-screened professional from the ServiceLive.com website.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 24, 2011
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I just got those instructions from the manufacturer. They are provided in the image below. According to those instructions, you may be able to access the ducting and check it by removing that back access panel. If not, then you may need to open the cabinet as shown above. You should have that 4" elbow already in place since the dryer is already vented to the side. This information should help you switch the vent to the other side. If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 25, 2011
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