Model #41793042300 KENMORE residential dryer

  • Cabinet/drum
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  • Front Panel/lint Filter
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  • Control/top Panel
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  • Motor
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  • Burner
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  • Wiring Diagram
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Hi. Kenmore gas dryer 41793042300 - need thermal limiter.


Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I believe you are needing the High Limit/Safety Thermostat (key#33) which is located near the top of the heater housing (key#15) located behind the drum as shown in the image I added below. The "Thermal limiter" is used on electric dryers and not gas dryers.

It can be accessed by raising the top. The part number of the High Limit/Safety Thermostat is #5308015399 and is available at Sears PartsDirect

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
January 12, 2011

Why does my gas dryer run but does not heat?


Several different problems could prevent your dryer from heating. Check the gas supply to the dryer. Make sure that the gas supply cutoff valve behind the dryer is open.

If the dryer has a proper gas supply, then you could have one of these problems:

  • Defective flame sensor
  • Bad gas valve assembly
  • Defective timer
  • Defective fabric selector switch
  • Defective control thermostat
  • Defective high limit thermostat
  • Defective igniter
  • Defective motor (centrifugal switch on motor must close properly to complete the neutral circuit for the gas valve assembly)
Due to the number of different failures that could cause this heating failure, I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair this dryer problem. The technician would need to tear down the dryer and check the components with the unit running while partially disassembled. This type of diagnosis is dangerous because live wires are exposed during this process. There is not a simple way to diagnose this failure on your model of dryer.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 16, 2008

Exhaust vent location options for a Kenmore Gas Dryer Model #417-93042300


Thank you for your question.

I can see why you would like to get the dryer closer to the wall if you have limited space.

  • There are some options in doing this.

  • There looks like there is enough room to do this with some swivel elbows. You will however have to remove the back access panel with the louvers in it.

  • You will need to remove the top and front cabinet to get to the venting pipe and make your fits up with the swivel 4 inch vent elbows that you can get at any hardware store or home center.

  • The concern with removing the cabinet vent is that if you have house pets they are curious and could get inside the cabinet.

  • You could also use the close space telescopic vent system instead. It may not gain you as much as what you have planed but you would not have to open the cabinet, it is all done from the outside.

The manufacture recommends that the dryer be at least 5 inches from the back wall.

I hope these suggestion work for you.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 05, 2010

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