August 5th, 2011,
Kenmore Dryer No Heat and Blinking Lights
Age: My Kenmore dryer has recently started acting funny. It will run, but will stop after a few minutes and the 4 lights on the right side will blink. In addition, there is no heat. I have unplugged the unit for a few minutes and plugged it back in, but no luck.
I have read on a previous post that it might be the Thermistor but when I posted on the managemylife.com website that Sears has, they told me it could be the entire control panel. Is there any way to see which one it is?
What are your thoughts on this?
August 5th, 2011,
Could be 3 issues, control board, thermistor or heating element.
Had another member back in May with this exact same issue and they found the heating element broken. So check the heating element first.
Here's the heating element for your model you can order here if needed:
Manufacturer Number 131553900
Watch this video to ohm test it for continuity:
Watch this video to access it:
If the heating element is fine, then ohm that thermistor should be 50,000 ohms at room temperature. If it is then its the control board thats bad.
The thermistor sits on the front of the blower wheel housing.
Here's the thermistor for your model you can order here if needed:
Manufacturer Number 134587700
Here's the control board for your model you can order here if needed:
Manufacturer part number 137008010 is RepairClinic item number 1472768
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