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Kennore Dryer problems
« on: July 03, 2007, 08:06:36 AM »
Hi
I have a relatively new Kennmore dryer (about 4 years old) that will shutoff off for no apparent reason.
It will need to be restarted about 10-15 times for a single load of clothes.

Any idea what could cause this?
I though it might be overheating but it doesnt seem to be getting very hot at all.

Thanks for any help.

Model 110.63942101

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Re: Kennore Dryer problems
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 12:12:45 PM »
Hi Scott,

 Does it shut off like that on all cycles or does it just do that on a "Auto" cycle?

If it does it on all cycles it could be the motor overload cutting out.

If it only does it on a "Auto" dry cycle then it could be some kind of air flow problem.

Sears Kenmore had a lot of different places make dryers for them.
If you could post the model number I could pull up some information on it to see just what kind of dryer you have.

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Re: Kennore Dryer problems
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 05:56:40 AM »
I will have to ask my wife about what cycle it does it on.
Here is the mod info

Kenmore Elite
Mod# 110.63942101
Ser# MM4220265

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Re: Kennore Dryer problems
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 08:32:13 AM »
That dryer was made for sears by whirlpool.
Let me know what your wife say's about the cycles.

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Re: Kennore Dryer problems
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 08:08:47 AM »
Here is my wifes reply
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"I always used the auto cycle but when we came home from ME it dawned on me to try the other cycle.  It does it on that one too.  It started just doing it once and awhile and only shutting off once but now it is doing it at least four times a load.  It has to time out too before you are able to start it again (it has always done that)."

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Re: Kennore Dryer problems
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 11:12:52 AM »
I would disconnect power from the dryer, remove the front panel and clean out any lint build up that maybe in, on or around the motor.

Then try it again. The motor could be cutting out on the thermo fuse that will rest after it cools down again.

If it still does it after cleaning out the lint then check the motor to see if it gets hot.

Once it cuts out disconnect power from the dryer and put your hand on the motor to see how it feels. It maybe  warm, but should not be hot at all. You should be able to hold your hand on it.

If the motor does not run hot I would go ahead and replace the timer.

If you have a volt/ohm meter to use you can check the thermo cut-out on the motor when it quits to see if that is what the problem is.

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Re: Kennore Dryer problems
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 09:31:02 AM »
This sound a bit over my head. I may have to call Sears on this one.

Thanks for the help.

 

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