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KENMORE DRYER DEAD

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Fellow SAMURAIS,

I have an kenmore dryer that is completely dead.no lights no nothing.Model # 110.85872400.I have checked the basics,line voltage is 240 to and at dryer terminals.The customer said tha it read 'PF' in the display.When I got there it was dead.The thermal fuse next to the thermistor is good.I have replaced the electronic control board mounted on side and still nothing.Ihave noticed that the small ribbon connector going to the control assy up front is supposed to have vss and 5vdc at the marked terminals but there is no dc voltage at all.Did I get a bad part IDK.Any help and input would be kind

SAMANERA

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...line voltage is 240 to and at dryer terminals.

and 120 from each line to Neutral ?

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Check the voltage at the dryer terminal block in back.  

 

Make sure those connections on the terminal block are tight.

 

May have an open neutral which would let you read voltage but won't give you current, so no lights, camera, action.  Using an outlet checker with lights let's you quickly determine this.  Here're the ones I use:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Tester/4396932/1176379

 

Finally, don't overlook problems with the outlet wiring itself.  I've seen electricians do dumb things that made the outlet look like it was giving voltage but wasn't delivering current on one of the hot lines:

 

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Thank you for the reply,

I have to say this one is turning into a nightmare.I went back and checked line voltages at the 220 outlet and also at the terminals of the dryer.They are solid.I have replaced the main control board and unit is still dead.On the main control board where the ribbon connectors get connected is there suppose to be 5vdc at all times to run the front console assy or not.It is not clear per the tech sheet.Maybe they want you to guess between the main control and the console control,very frustrating.As I understand electronics dont you need to have stby voltage to run the front console.Maybe the new main control I got is bad.I dont know how to proceed with this one.

Please help

Thank you,

SAMANERA

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and 120 from each line to Neutral ?

check for 120 v on the Controller

from

P1-5 (L1)

to

P1-2 (Neutral)

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Thanks for the reply,

I did check voltage at terminals of dryer from L1 TO neutral and L2 to neutral and each side has120vac.I will check at P1 connector pins 5 to 2 for 120 vac.If it is there then what.If it is not then whats next.Thank you for your assistance and quick reply.

SAMANERA

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Is the belt broken on this dryer?  

 

If the belt is broken, it opens the belt switch and kills power to the motor.  

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Is the belt broken!?,no of course not it couldnt be that simple.You cannot turn unit on at all.If you push power button,ie start nothing happens.No lights no display nothing

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Is the belt broken!?,no of course not it couldnt be that simple.You cannot turn unit on at all.If you push power button,ie start nothing happens.No lights no display nothing

 

 

Your reply reveals deeply flawed reasoning.  

 

You don't confirm a broken belt by checking for power or lights on the panel!  

 

Open the door, and turn the drum back and forth.  If it moves easily, the belt is broken.  

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Sorry Master,It doesnt matter now cust got impatient and decided to buy a new dryer.I was able to check the belt and it wasnt broken.I didnt think that  a broken belt would cause a dead dryer.I guess I dont understand.

Thank you for your help

SAMANERA

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Aw, well, now we'll never learn.

Domo for the update.

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Door switch??

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Door switch??

 

That coulda been it, too!  

 

This one just reeked of "Sumpin Simple."  I mean, krikee!, it's a friggin dryer-- how complic-freakin-cated could it have possibly been?

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