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Offline dlmillen

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Kenmore Dryer Display Goes to 52 Minutes and Beeps
« on: August 24, 2014, 01:17:42 PM »

I have an electric Kenmore dryer model number 110.60092990 S/N MJ4203692. Yesterday, it started beeping occasionally and the display went to 52 minutes. It appears to be drying at this point but beeps occasionally. I unplugged it to "reboot" the board overnight but it still shows 52 minutes this morning. I'm assuming this is some kind of indicator error that would mean something to a repairman but I can't afford to have it fixed or buy a new one so I want to try to fix it myself.

A few years back I replaced the computer board that sits right behind the display panel because it was just not running but didn't have the 52 minute display problem. Possibly it's the board again?

Does anyone know what this is about and can you please help me fix it?

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Re: Kenmore Dryer Display Goes to 52 Minutes and Beeps
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 03:37:01 PM »
I would pull out the Tech Sheet to help with troubleshooting, should be located inside the Control Panel (unplug dryer first then remove upper rear plate on the back of control panel to gain access to the tech sheet).
Try running the Dryer on Timed Dryer to see if it will work normally.
If it does work normally then it could be the moisture sensor is corroded with fabric softener residue, just clean it off with Isopropyl Alcohol but unplug the dryer first (moisture sensor has 2 metal strips and it's either located in front of lint filter housing or inside rear panel where the drum attaches).
Otherwise, could be related to an electrical part or lint buildup inside the lint filter housing which causes longer drying time (remove lower front panel by releasing the upper spring clip located about 4-6 inches from each corner, use a putty knife or flat head screwdriver to release the spring clip pull out on the upper corner as you release each clip).
To troubleshoot electrical part's, you need a Digital Multimeter available at most Hardware Store's for $10-20
FYI: Your dryer is about 15 years old (manufactured in 1999), so you may want to replace it.
You can probably find a new one at Home Depot or Lowe's on sale for around $350.
If you do replace it get a Whirlpool/Maytag/Kenmore Brand with the Rotary Control Knobs (stay away from the fancy push button controls due to the circuit board going bad).
« Last Edit: August 24, 2014, 03:42:12 PM by rockinrobin »

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Kenmore Dryer Display Goes to 52 Minutes and Beeps
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 05:43:18 PM »

  You sure that's not E2 ? There are only three error codes on this model, PF E1 and E2. E2 means shorted thermistor.


Offline dlmillen

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Re: Kenmore Dryer Display Goes to 52 Minutes and Beeps
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 11:01:05 PM »
To fairbanks56, I'm absolutely positive it displays 52. I will use rockinrobin's post to try to figure it out and will post something if/when I figure it out. Thanks to letting me know it's 15 years old. My how time flies!


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