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Kenmore dryer won't start 110-96591240

07 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

Good evening Appliance Samurai.


My Kenmore dryer has stopped working today.  After a normal operation cycle it stopped working altogether...nothing happens when I push the start switch with the timer set.


This is so far what I have done for trouble shooting.


1.  I do NOT hear any humming motor noise when the start button is pushed. 


2.  With ohm meter the following components have been checked and all seem to have intact circuits: 

     a.  start switch

     b.  door switch

     c.  Thermal cut out fuse

     d.  thermostat 


3.  Drive belt is intact


4.  Wiring looks good without any evidence of blistering, etc.  L1 & L2 both have 120 v each with 240 v combined



So far everything seems to check out from what I can gather...except the timer.  My understanding is that timer does not go out too often but it could happen.  


The timer motor advances the knob normally.  However, it is making clicking/ticking sound when I set the timer in mid-cycle.  I recall hearing this clicking/ticking sound in the past only when a dryer cycle gets to the "wrinkle guard" zone.  


I did take the timer off from the control panel.  When I shook the timer there was a rattling sound so I took the cover off of the timer.  Inside there was a small (~0.2 in) brass button.  It appears it broke off of one of the contacts (from BK terminal that contacts R (see attached pics below)).


When I test circuits, the only time I get a complete circuit is when I put the probes between BK/R, WB/GY.  The other combination of terminals (i.e. BU/BK, BU/R, W/T, W/GY, T/GY, etc) I get infinity.   


Does this verify whether the timer is bad or not?  If not what else can I check before ordering the timer to verify it is bad?









Amana side by side freezer warming up

02 January 2011 - 06:58 PM

I have an ~11 yr old Amana side by side refrigerator (model # SQD26VW). In the past few days the freezer started to fail by not keeping things frozen w/ the temp ranging between 40-45'F.

Both the condensor fan and evaporator fan are functioning fine and I cleaned the condensor coil w/ a vacuum which brought down the freezer temp range to 34-40'F. I went through the trouble shooting flow chart and opened up the back panel in the freezer to inspect the evaporator coil. It had no frost except on the thermostat and its wiring harness.

Per the flowchart I foresee a new refrigerator in the near future. Is there anything further I can try before purchasing a new refrigerator?



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