Model #8509100-Y Kenmore range hood

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Have considered bypassing timer between Y and RL and then again between Y and RH but wasn't comfortable without you're feedback. Not sure where to go next...


Hi Tim,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

If you bypass timer contacts Y to RH that will send voltage down the thermostat side of the heat circuit. The element still needs a 120 volt feed from the motor side through the centrifugal switch. If the heating element does not come on with Y to RH bypassed, unplug the dryer and read continuity on the heating element. This should read between 8 and 12 ohms. (Make sure you have at least one of the wires off the element.) If the element does not read in this range you will need to replace the element. If the element reads correctly then follow the rest of these checks. Leave the bypass wire on the timer

Since you have already checked live voltages on this dryer I will assume you are confident and comfortable in doing so again. Live voltage checks are dangerous, and possibly deadly. Exercise caution at all times. If you are not comfortable working with live electricity I suggest you call an experienced service technician. With one wire off the heating element (making sure it will not touch the cabinet or anything else) attach your red meter lead to this wire and plug the dryer back in. Start a heat cycle and check that wire to neutral. You should read 120 VAC. If there is not voltage there you will need to work backwards. If that side reads 120 VAC you will need to check the other wire the same way. I am including a wiring diagram in an image below. If you have voltage to both sides of the element then you will need to replace the element. Pay attention to which side (wire) you are checking. If you do not get voltage on the motor side, you will need to check the wiring to the motor and from the motor to the terminal block. If you do not get voltage on the thermostat side you will need to check the wiring and then recheck the operating thermostat and the high limit thermostat.

If the dryer operates with the timer contacts bypassed you will need to replace the timer. DO NOT leave this bypass in place and use the dryer, this is for testing ONLY.

Here is a link you may use to purchase parts for your Dryer .

Here are the part numbers for the potential parts you may need. 696615 TIMER 60HZ, 279052 HIGH LIMIT THRMST, 694674 THRMST-FIX, and 4391960 ELEMENT.

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 .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. Thanks again for using Manage My Life.


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Landell -
Sears Technician
May 18, 2011

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Te enviado por correo electrónico una versión en español del manual del propietario. El problema con el quemador a menudo es causada por un mal encendido (número 316489400). Recomiendo que usted tiene un diagnóstico técnico de mantenimiento y reparación de este tipo de problema. Usted puede llamar a Sears al 1-800-469-4663 para el servicio.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 23, 2010



Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem finding the mower information. I was not able to find anything on that exact model number. I did find a manual on a model that is close. I sent copy of the manual to your email. If the manual does not look like you mower please double check the model number and reply below.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
June 05, 2012