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Kenmore dryer 110.66972500

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#21 bigbuck

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

Pull heater out and physically look at it.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:26 AM

Pull heater out and physically look at it.

Noted in plan of action, 'magnifying headset'


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

Visit again today armed for battle.

  • Both thermal fuse & cutoff open again.  
  • Replaced again (this is old)
  • Scrutinized heater element.. normal wear.. nor scorch marks or evidence of grounding.   Full continuity, meter sings
  • Run dryer all heat cycles with vent in tack.. element cycles heat properly within specifications
  • Used a dryer flow tester.. green light.
  • infrared temps behind dryer including vinyl venting range from 88 to 102 degrees
  • Can hear relay cycle on/off.. visually see element glow & darken

Customer does not comprehend air flow, reason because "two previous tenants had no problems with their  dryers"  This dryer has air vents at rear wall of cabinet.  I suggested taken dryer to someone else's home to see if unit will work.  I feel they think that I am blowing smoke at them.

 

Whatever,  this dryer has cost me time & money.    I have not a clue what to do next.  It works fine pulled out of the closet halfway with no load.   They never have a load for me to dry.   Very frustrating.


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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:02 PM

... including vinyl venting

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#25 Patricio

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:43 PM

. :woot:

I don't want to even go there to explain to them the hazards of vinyl.  I already hear it, I have been using this venting forever & have not had any problems


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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:07 AM

Ive  been doing this a long time Pat.You can't win them all and you done the whole10 yards and if people don't want to listen to reasoning What can you do.Charge them a basic service charge or give them money back and move on.You can't wake up every day and have to face this dryer or think what am i going to do if brakes again.I don't like getting beat by any appliance but it happens.And this things in a closet and with vinyl venting and not proper air flow i would tell them about the vinyl duct and wright it down as a fire hazard and charge them a service call or nothing and let it go my opinion. P.S i think where this dryer is install and vinyl duct thats been there for how long is the reason this baby can't be beat.


Edited by bigbuck, 24 September 2013 - 08:33 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

Groan:   Dryer from hell people called again.

 

Dryer pulled out of closet & in hall.   Say cabinet got extremely hot & does not work again.   What's left?    Relay & electronic heat control?   Going to replace,  How do I go about recovering the cost of these?   Already head from them what I charged for initial fuse & cutoff repair was high.

 

House is up on stilts & exhaust vent goes directly thru floor under house.

 

It appears that only thing shutting down heat element is thermal safeties.

 

I probably look incompetent in their eyes.   Bummer


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

Vent getting crimped when pushed back into closet location

 


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

Part number: AP3037419

Part number: AP3037419

 

You could try relay for heater.Maybe its sticking and heater is staying on?When you install the fusible  thermostat on the heater box did you install that back wright?

 

Part number: AP3135364

Part number: AP3135364

  

 

Meaning were the box goes back into the rear housing and fits inside like a male connection into a hole.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:30 PM

Vent getting crimped when pushed back into closet location

It lies in a somewhat S pattern, but I definitely made sure it is not crimped.   Besides they say they pulled it out of closet & when that is done it lays straight. 

 

 

You could try relay for heater.Maybe its sticking and heater is staying on?When you install the fusible  thermostat on the heater box did you install that back wright? 

 

That has crossed my mind several times,  When I am there it works, cycles like it is suppose to.  The thing blows when I am not there.   I now have a relay & heat control board which I will be replacing this evening.  Bummer again.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

You don't give up i will say that about you.That heat board is money to buy.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hay we were born in the same year.Thought life would get easier?



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:48 PM

It was a very good...for pizza & beer...&  all kinds of cheer.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

What kind of load was in the dryer?

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:25 PM

Towels I think.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:39 PM

Any chance they over loaded it? Large capacity washer with this dryer? Or is washer/dryer matched set?

http://i1316.photobu...zps330a04cf.jpg

Also are the holes in #5 clear?

What about the plastic screen aka #58?

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:34 AM

Any chance they over loaded it? Large capacity washer with this dryer? Or is washer/dryer matched set?

http://i1316.photobu...zps330a04cf.jpg

Also are the holes in #5 clear?

What about the plastic screen aka #58?

Matched set.

Never seen a load but they assure me its not overloaded.

Lint screen is clean they don't use dryer sheets.

#58 one of the 1st I check when doing a dryer.

 

Time again will tell.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:41 AM

Update,  Replaced Heat board & relay along with thermal fuse a month ago.   No callback since.  That took care of this headache.   Another win in a long drawn out battle.  Whew. :wink:


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

You don't give up.Good for you.Great job.







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