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Kenmore 417.97822701 Dryer Problem

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From a response, "May be something caught in the blower, below the lint filter. Gonna have to take off the front panel and have a look. We can get you teardown help in the Samurai School; start a new topic in the Laundry Forum and we'll step you through it."

OK, please provide me a step thru on fixing it.

Thanks.

Jeff

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Dryer doesn't work

What doesn't work ?

Drum won't run ?

No Heat ?

What are the symptoms ?

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The drum doesn't want to turn. I'm getting power when I turn the switch.

Drum stopped turning. I can manually rotate it counter clockwise, but not clockwise.

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Dryer Vent
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.



check the Thermal Fuse # 36 (near top right)

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1489053

 

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When off, should you be able to manually turn the drum?

Maybe something is caught in it? Or maybe a bearing problem?

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When off, should you be able to manually turn the drum?

Yes.

Are you saying you can't turn the drum manually?

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Yes

When it's off, as I recall, I can turn it manually counter clockwise, but not clockwise....which I think is the way it turns when it's on, if I'm not mistaken.

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That sounds about right.

Got dryer disassembly on this page, use the instructions for Frigidaire dryers at the bottom of the page. Take it apart and check the thermal fuse that Master Reg pointed out.

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I tried replacing the Thermal Fuse, but it still doesn't work.

Any more suggestions?

Thanks.

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Does the Drum Motor make any noise while trying to start / run ? ?

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I can't say for sure. It sounds like when I turn the switch and hold it, it's the switch noise, but I will have to check that.

Do you think it is the motor gone bad?

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... Do you think it is the motor gone bad?

I can't say for sure.

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