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Offline Sojourner

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Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« on: December 08, 2013, 03:57:48 PM »
I have a Kenmore dryer that wont shut off.  In timed dry mode, it stops heating with about 5 minutes to go but continues to turn until I open the door.

I'd like to not have to buy a new timer switch if possible.

I found another thread where the user had the same problem, and he corrected the problem by replacing the resistor (that is his picture attached, not mine).

If the resistor could also be my problem, I would like help finding where this resistor is located on the dryer. If my resistor is not the problem, do you think it's the timer switch?

Model no: 110.62852101

Thanks!
Aaron

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 05:00:41 PM »
  That resistor is only used during auto-dry but your model doesn't have the resistor anyway, yours uses an electronic control board for auto-dry. Your problem is in timed dry, so looks like you have a bad timer.

http://www.repairclinic.com/vwo4/PartDetail/Timer/3976576/548375

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« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 05:02:58 PM by fairbank56 »

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 10:03:42 PM »
I was afraid you would say that, looks like a $100 cost for me. Thanks a lot for the feedback though!

Aaron

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 05:45:22 PM »
Before buying a timer check the heating element.  If it's welded to the frame it will sometimes get to the last few minutes and not advance the timer.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 06:47:00 PM »
I will check that. What specific problem with the heating element should I look for? The dryer seems to be heating fine just not advancing the timer at the end like you said.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 07:03:12 PM »
When you try to remove the element it will be stuck to the dryer.  If you have a multimeter remove both wires from the heater [after unplugging the dryer] and do a continuity test from each terminal to the body [ground].  If you have continuity... replace the heating element. 

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 07:33:16 PM »

  The heater circuit in this dryer has no control whatsoever on timer motor operation.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 07:52:47 PM »
It's a Whirlpool.  How is that possible?  But if you say so I guess that it's true.  Best of luck.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 08:27:42 PM »
  All Whirlpool designs are not the same. Even in the models in which a grounded heater element can affect the timer motor, it only can happen in auto-dry, not timed dry, but that doesn't apply to this dryer anyway. This model has electronic auto-dry and timer motor is not affected by the heater circuit. You gotta check the wiring diagram, can't just assume they are all the same.

Eric
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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2013, 08:34:31 PM »
I'm not there.  I'm just offering a suggestion.  I don't have the schematic. 

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2013, 08:56:44 PM »

  I have the wiring diagram and experience on this dryer. I wouldn't be offering advice on an electrical problem without one or the other.

Eric

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 02:49:01 PM »
Sometimes if ya yank that small board out next to the timer and clean up the copper it starts working. The motor gets its power from that board on electronic dryer sensing.
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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 07:43:36 PM »

  Only in auto dry. His problem is in timed dry. Circuit board does not control timer motor in timed dry.

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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2013, 10:02:23 PM »
Must be one of them weird ones that hang up at a certain spot, bad timer then FB?
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Re: Kenmore Dryer won't shut off
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 07:56:27 AM »

  Can't be the sensor as it has no function (does not control timer motor) in timed dry mode.

Eric

 

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