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Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« on: May 01, 2013, 01:51:23 PM »
The wiring melted at the connector linking the timer and junction block. My first impulse is to repair the wires and see what happens when I power it up.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 02:40:35 PM »
Loose connection will always pull excess amps. Excess amps are ALWAYS converted to heat. Probably
Y a loose connection.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 11:58:37 AM »
Did you get it running?

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Re: Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 08:55:41 PM »
I got a main wiring harness, but I still need either the control panel harness or the pigtails that link both . Easy Appliance Parts say that they can supply part # 134008600 which is supposed to be the correct part.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 09:08:59 PM »
Every place I looked shows that part number as No Longer Available (NLA) except Easy Appliance Parts shows it as special order.

If they can really get it yet that maybe your only option. But I have heard many stories over the years of online parts stores that show NLA parts as being a special order item and the consumer waiting forever for their order only to find out it's NLA.

Any chance you could repair the old harness?
Can you post some photos of it?

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Re: Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 09:25:16 PM »
The plastic connectors melted to the point that they started to burn. Popped the breaker, and there was some smoke. The wiring is actually in good condition otherwise. If this was a 12 volt automotive system I would not hesitate to splice the wires with some universal male/female connectors. Since these wires carry 110/220 voltage I figured a new harness would be the safer repair option. The supplier failed to mention that it was not a complete harness assembly. If the new part truely is no longer available, my plan "B" will be to visit a couple appliance repair shops and see if they might have a used harness.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer 41781042000
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 09:30:54 PM »
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If the new part truely is no longer available, my plan "B" will be to visit a couple appliance repair shops and see if they might have a used harness.

Good idea, keep in mind this dryer was manufactured by Frigidaire.
So you maybe able to find something that works from a Frigidaire model dryer too.

 

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