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    Question Semi-Shorted control panel ? - Kenmore HE4 dryer

    Model Number: 110.85081400
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    I have a Kenmore HE4 electric dryer 110.85081400 which has been acting up.

    Some cycles will not start, others will, but also light up the LEDs (dimly) on other, non-selected cycles. I suspect there is moist lint residue which has found its way into the control panel enclosure and is partially shorting the electronics of the touch-panel/control board.

    I pried open the lower-front of this panel, and blew hot air from a handheld hair dryer for a couple minutes, and it seemed to fix the problem - for a while. But after a couple cycles, the same problem re-surfaced.

    I'm looking for the proper way to remove the control panel, so I can thoroughly clean and dry these circuit boards - and maybe seal them up better after re-assembly. I can't locate a service manual showing how to get to this level of dis-assembly.


    Can anyone help with instructions, or a link to the right drawings or manual?

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    You may need a new control panel if drying it out doesn't resolve it.

    Here's the control panel for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer part number 280100 is RepairClinic item number 1058866


    Here is the online repair manual for the Kenmore HE4/Duet dryer that shows you how to access/replace it:
    https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/cdce3c10dcb5382285256aa20064beaa/$FILE/Duetdry.pdf
    Give it time to download.

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