Model #41797912701 Kenmore laundry centers/combos

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Question and Answers

Q:

Our Dryer stopped! It came on for a split second, then stopped. Kenmore Laundry Center

A:

Check the house circuit breakers or fuses for the laundry center. The dryer motor runs off of the L2 leg of 240 volt power going to the laundry center. If a house fuse is blown or a circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer motor will not run.

If the house circuit breakers or fuses are okay, you could have a blown thermal limiter fuse that will prevent the dryer from running. That thermal limiter fuse is on the inside of the back panel of the dryer. You can unplug the laundry center and remove the top dryer panel to access that component. It is shown as KEY 36 in the parts diagram shown below. You can test that fuse using the procedure shown in this video: Thermal Fuse Testing . If that fuse is blown, you can order a new one from the Sears PartsDirect website. Here is a direct link for that part: Thermal Limiter Fuse NOTE: The description on that part says "Thermal light" but that is the thermal limiter fuse for this dryer.

Be sure that you unplug the laundry center before accessing and replacing internal components.

Before replacing that fuse and restarting the dryer, I recommend that you check the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of your home for a clog or restriction. This may have caused that thermal limiter fuse to blow. Also, monitor the dryer after replacing that fuse. A component problem in the dryer could have caused that fuse to blow.

If the thermal limiter fuse is okay, you could have a problem with the timer, the drive motor or the wiring in that circuit. Reply with additional details if you need more help with this failure.

This can sometimes be a difficult problem 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
October 20, 2011
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The next step would be to verify that you have 240 volts at that outlet for the laundry center. I recommend that you wear some insulated rubber electrical safety gloves and check that outlet voltage using a volt/ohm meter. The diagram below shows the voltage that you should measure through that outlet. If that outlet is okay, you could have a wiring problem on the terminal block or a problem with your power cord on the laundry center. You can check those issues next. If you find no problems there, then you could have a bad timer, a failed drive motor or a wiring failure in that drive motor circuit. Let us know if you need further assistance.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 22, 2011
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A lightning strike will not normally damage a mechanical timer or switches in the dryer but there is a very slight possibility that it could have been a factor in this failure. If you replace those components and still have problems, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 22, 2011
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Clean Dryer Lint Hose? Check washer water hoses?

A:

Hello,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

You will need to remove the tape at both ends to thoroughly clean the vent hose. Then if needed, you can reapply tape, duct tape should work satisfactorily. When checking the water inlet hoses, look for cuts, gouges, deep scuffs, or other signs of wear.

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 and for parts purchases; 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.

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
August 30, 2011