Model #79680512900 KENMORE ELITE residential dryer

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Q:

How do I get a question to Sam A. 79680512900 Kenmore Elite Dryer

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Sam A, is retired and no longer available. To resolve this issue, the lint filter housing and guide have been redesigned to protect the corner of the lint filter in case it is not seated completely into the housing. This prevents the right side of the lint filter from sticking up above the level of the housing so clothes cannot catch on it.
The new designed filter guide is part number MEA49050001 and the new filter housing is part number MCK49049101 which can be ordered from SearsPartsDirect.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Remove the three filter mounting screws from inside the drum. It is not necessary to remove the front panel to replace the housing. Do NOT remove the mounting screw for the moisture sensor.
2. Lift up on the housing to remove it from the lint chute opening.
3. Assemble the new parts by aligning the guide at the top of the housing and snap it into place. This part will be anchored in place when the mounting screws are replaced.
4. Slide the housing/guide assembly back into the lint chute opening. Make sure the two tabs on the moisture sensor are aligned with the two slots on the housing. If the slots are not aligned properly, the new housing cannot be properly mounted, the mounting screw holes will not align and the new parts or the moisture sensor could be damaged.
5. Reinstall the three screws removed in step one.

I hope this helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2014
Q:

What to do about lint filter catching on clothes and riping them? 79680512900 Kenmore Elite Dryer

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

To correct this issue, the lint filter housing and guide has been redesigned to protect the corner of the lint filter in case it is not seated completely into the housing. This prevents the right side of the lint filter from sticking up above the level of the housing so clothes cannot catch on it. The filter housing and the filter guide must be replaced together. The Filter Guide is part number MEA49050001 and the Filter Housing is part number MCK49049101 which can be ordered from SearsPartsDirect.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Remove the three filter mounting screws from inside the drum. It is not necessary to remove the front panel to replace the housing. Do NOT remove the mounting screw for the moisture sensor.
2. Lift up on the housing to remove it from the lint chute opening.
3. Assemble the new parts by aligning the guide at the top of the housing and snap it into place. This part will be anchored in place when the mounting screws are replaced.
4. Slide the housing/guide assembly back into the lint chute opening. Make sure the two tabs on the moisture sensor are aligned with the two slots on the housing. If the slots are not aligned properly, the new housing cannot be properly mounted, the mounting screw holes will not align and the new parts or the moisture sensor could be damaged.
5. Reinstall the three screws removed in step one.

I hope this is helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2014
Q:

Replaced blower therm 3002A, worked for 2wks, now again no heat. 79680512900 Kenmore Elite Dryer

A:

A thermal fuse can open and fail for several reasons.

A lack of air flow through the heater assembly is usually the reason due to a restricted vent system. Remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and then start the dryer. You should have plenty of air flow blowing out. If plenty of air is blowing out, be sure to check and make sure the damper door on the outside vent hood is opening when the dryer is running.
If there is not alot of air flow, remove the lint filter and check down the vent chute and housing for any clothing articles.

A heating element shorted to ground will not cycle off and cause the thermal to open and fail.
If the heater relay is sticking closed will cause it to over heat and cause the thermal to open and fail.

If the thermal is not open or has failed when it quit heating, check the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer to see if one or both breakers have tripped. Reset both circuit breakers by flipping them both off and back on a couple of times. The heating element must have 220 volts or it will not heat.

Check the heating element, it may have been broken and shorted to ground which may have now completely burnt and is no longer shorted to ground or have complete circuit in order to heat. 

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 11, 2015

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