March 16th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Semi-Shorted control panel ? - Kenmore HE4 dryer
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?
March 16th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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:
Give it time to download.
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