Model #41784152500 Kenmore residential dryer

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Kenmore dryer model #41784152500 41784152500

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That link for a previous answer that James posted in the above response should help you with this problem. That type of noise is normally caused by a failed bearing in the frame of the dryer behind the dryer drum. You can unplug the dryer and remove that top panel. Spin the drum manually and see if the noise is coming from that bearing behind the drum. If it is, then you can replace ball hitch and the bearing components using kit #5303281153. You can order that bearing kit from this page: Bearing Kit for Kenmore Dryer Model 417.84152500 . That kit will include the lubricant. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components and replacing parts. That link for a previous answer shows how to access that bearing in the dryer.

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If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
January 03, 2013
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Kenmore dryer 41784152500 41784152500 Kenmore Dryer

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Here is the link for that previous answer that Yadira B. referred to in that first response: My Kenmore Dryer Model #41784152500 not heating . That link has some good troubleshooting information. It includes the same wiring diagram that I posted in the image below. I traced the heating circuit on that wiring diagram. The L1 leg of voltage to that heating element is traced in red. The L2 leg is traced in green. You indicated that you measured 120 volts on the red and black wires (I assume at the high limit thermostat). NOTE: Use extreme caution when measuring live voltage. Wear electrical safety gloves and safety goggles. Do not contact live wires or components during that testing. Unplug the dryer as soon as live testing is completed .

Testing of the voltage in that circuit can be confusing. If you are not getting the L1 voltage through that heater relay on the control board (in the red traced line), then you could still measure 120 volts from the L2 leg of power that is supplied to that circuit through the green traced line. You will normally need to unplug the dryer and isolate the separate legs of that circuit when checking live voltage. You can remove the yellow wire from the heating element and tape the end of that wire off with electrical tape to prevent it from shorting out to the metal cabinet or a metal component to isolate the L1 leg of power for voltage testing. If you are getting that L1 leg of voltage supply to the element, then you can unplug the dryer and reconnect that yellow wire on the heating element. You can then pull the black wire off of the heating element and tape the end with electrical tape. Carefully plug in the dryer and check the L2 leg of voltage at the heating element with the dryer running. I hope that this clearly explains the voltage checking required in this type of heating system. You may have already checked it in that manner. If not, then I recommend that you follow those steps if you are completely confident that you can safely execute that test. Be sure that you unplug the dryer and properly restore all wiring connections following the tests that are described above.

If you are missing that L2 leg of voltage, I recommend that you check the electrical outlet as shown in this video: Video: Perform a Voltage Check on a 240 Volt Outlet . If you are not getting proper voltage through that outlet, then I recommend that you check the house circuit breakers for that circuit. If the house circuit breakers are not tripped, then you will probably need to have an electrician examine and repair that outlet.

If you are not getting voltage through that heater relay, then you will need to check that thermistor. It should measure about 50K ohms (50,000 ohms) at room temperature. If that thermistor is bad, then it will need to be replaced.

You can order parts from this page: Kenmore Dryer Model 417.84152500 Parts . Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components.

I hope that this additional information helps. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 13, 2012
Q:

My Kenmore Dryer Model #41784152500 not heating

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There could be one out of many possible failures preventing your dryer from heating. It could have one of the following failures:

  • Thermistor failure
  • Voltage supply (must be 220-230 volts)
  • Failed electronic control (failed heater relay)
  • Burnt wire connection (on the control board or heating element)
  • Burnt out heating element
NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing the dryer. I also added a couple of images below with instructions and one of the wiring diagram.

If the heating element, control board, voltage supply and hi-limit thermostat test Okay then the control thermistor located on the blower housing is the most suspect component. Corrosion of this thermistor creates false resistance readings causing the dryer not to heat properly or not heat at all. The thermistor can be tested with an ohm meter. It should measure between 45K ohms and 55K ohms, anything more or less would mean it is faulty.

Control Thermistor Replacement:

  1. Unplug dryer from electrical outlet and remove harness connections from thermistor.
  2. Measure the resistance of the control thermistor (the thermistor can remain on the blower housing for measurement). NOTE: If the reading is less than 45K ohms or greater than 55K ohms @ 77°F, it is faulty.

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
August 13, 2010