Author Topic: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor  (Read 171 times)

Offline lilukai

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Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:09:00 PM »
Hi guys, Im stumped and was wondering if anyone had any ideas before I put more money into this thing.
Ive got a kenmore 110.68932792 that likes to stop at differing times midcycle.  It seems to be after about 40 minutes of drying time (although this could just be when I notice it).  Ive checked fuses, which are fine as far as I can tell.  Ive checked the door switch and the start switch.  Im not to good with a multimeter, so Im not sure about the resistors.
Once stopped it will start again, after a long wait.  It will usually restart itself if I take the whole dryer apart, and check something.  EX, when I was checking fuses I took dryer apart, put it back together and it started, ran for a while, then shut down.  Wouldnt restart, so took apart again to check wiring and fuses, put it back together and it restarted just fine. 
Anyhoo, I had decided it was a motor issue so I bought a new motor.  Installed that, dried 4 loads over 3-4 days with no problems, then today it decided to stop mid cycle again.
Any suggestions from anyone?  It doesnt seem to matter if its timed dry or "moisture sensing". 
Thanks in advance!
Annie

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 05:24:01 PM »
Sounds like it may be cycling on over load.... hmmmm

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2014, 05:33:57 PM »
I believe the Drive Motor is overheating and would try the following after Motor has cooled off:
Remove the Vent Tube from the Wall (attach a pair of panty hose on the end of tube to catch any dust/lint) and run the Dryer to see if it will resolve your issue.
If it does then you need to have your Dryer Wall Air Duct cleaned/snaked out (if you can't do it yourself then call a plumber).

Otherwise, if it takes several cycles (more than 60 minutes) to dry your laundry then clean out the Lint Filter Housing (that's where the filter slides into).
« Last Edit: November 22, 2014, 05:38:13 PM by rockinrobin »

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #3 on: Today at 10:38:57 AM »
Dryer is completely clean.  It does get hot very fast, though I'm it sure how fast is to fast :).  ATM it won't turn on.  Just retested everything, thermistor checks out ok, both fuses, door switch and start switch.  Relay up top checks out too.  Plugged it back in and it ran!  Opened the door, put in some clothes and it won't restart.  This dryer is about to make me pull my hair out.  From what I've read it should still run in times if it's the even heat board, right? 

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #4 on: Today at 11:31:28 AM »
More info, if it's useful..
I switched the relays and same result.  When I press start, there's zero sound or action.  I'm not sure if this has a broken belt switch, I haven't been able to find it if so.  Is the timer supposed to continue to advance?  It doesn't, but I just wanted to make sure. 

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:07:41 PM »
Yes your model has a broken door switch. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-switch-plg-279782-ap3094230.html  Double check your voltage supply with meter at dryer connection making sure you have proper voltage.Also check your thermal fuse again when it does not start was it could be erratic which is rare put can happen.You could just put the two wires together and test that way.Make sure door switch lever is not broken off a little and not contact when door shuts. http://www.applianceaid.com/whirlpool-dryer-evenheat-problems.php
« Last Edit: Today at 01:08:58 PM by dab147315 »

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:55:33 PM »
Checking proper voltage video.

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:08:17 PM »
The mystery is solved!  A loose wire in the socket is to blame. :)

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #8 on: Today at 02:10:09 PM »
Thanks dab!  I don't know why I didn't recheck it sooner!

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Re: Kenmore 90 series -- Stops midcycle, with new motor
« Reply #9 on: Today at 02:19:47 PM »
Thanks for getting back to us.

 

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