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FIXED Kenmore Dryer Even Heat II stops randomly - Even Heat II

BobPot

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Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Help please!

Lightly used Kenmore dryer in good condition.
Replaced motor yesterday with Whirlpool from Repairclinic.com $150
Drum turns properly, no lint.
Starts and runs and heats either timed dry or moisture sensed.

Tried numerous start points and times. Appears random shut down after 8 minutes, 30 minutes and more.
Sometimes finishes to end.

Motor restarts immediately. Checked heat with Infra-red gun and nothing near 196degrees on the motor fuse.

Wanted to do the Even Heat tests referenced here.
But mine is Even Heat II. There is no Wrinkle Guard Off switch.

Are there any self-test instructions for the Even Heat II or do I need to pull the meter out and start checking boards?

Thanks for any help.

Bob P
 

Jake

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Hi Bob,

Ok, first unplug or turn the breaker off to the dryer and Look at your control board in the console to check for burned spots on it.

Here's the even heat control board for your model:
Dryness Control Board W10116565 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


If no signs of burnt spots on it, then If you have a volt meter capable of reading dc and ac voltage you can test the motor relay.

Plug in and be careful please!!! turn timer to any run function and press start. You'll see the relay with two pink wires and two blue wires. First, check for approx. 48 Volts DC across those two pink wires. This means you have power coming out of the even heat control board. If you don't have 48 volts dc across the pinks, you have a bad even heat control board.

If you do, proceed by turning the meter to check AC and checking voltage on the blues. one probe on one blue wire and find a green wire attached to cabinet (ground) other probe there. Should read 120 V AC If you do, check the other blue wire in reference to ground, you should read 120 V AC there too.

If you have 120 ac on both blues to ground, that means your relay is closed.

If 120 only on one blue to ground, you have a bad relay. hope this helps.

Here's the motor relay for your model you can order here if needed:
Relay 3405281 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Jake

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Yup Bob, then the new board should fix it.:)

Yes, keep us posted.

Jake
 

BobPot

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Hi Jake-
Well. Two steps forward, one step back.

The good news.
New board. confirmed 48vdc across pink wires. 120 each blue to ground. Both wires.
So the board and relay appear good.

However, motor does not run. Just a faint hum.
The motor stopped running when I tried to fix the burned board with a wire while I was waiting.

I am hoping there is a fuse somewhere in-line to the motor.

Any help appreciate.
Thanks!
Bob P
 

Jake

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Swap the relay's Bob and see if the motor runs.

If not, then you likely fryed your motor.

Jake
 

BobPot

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Thanks Jake- Have already swapped the relays. Will try one more time. Its been that kind of week. Will report. BP
 

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I know Bob, but they won't take it back for an exchange if you fryed it.

You can take the motor out and look for any signs of it being fryed, like burnt spots or such. If none, then you may not have fryed it, it could just be defective and in that case they will exchange it for no charge.

Jake
 

BobPot

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Jake-
Took it back apart again.
Looked like I did not properly reconnect one of the belt-switch wires.
Put everything back together.
Started right up.

Ran for 4 minutes. Stopped. Beeped 3 times. Each time I pressed start button would start briefly, stop and beep 3 times.
This was on time dry and medium heat.

After some time, restarted on no heat. Ran for 14 minutes. Manually stopped.

Then put in some wet towels and put on mild heat. Ran for 3 minutes beeped. Stopped. Would not restart.
Checked internal temp with hand-held laser thermometer and no reading above 98 degrees.

So, New Motor, New Board.
So - on to the heater circuit?

Thanks for any help and your patience.
 

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Jake-
Took it back apart again.
Looked like I did not properly reconnect one of the belt-switch wires.
Put everything back together.
Started right up.
Good find.:)


Ran for 4 minutes. Stopped. Beeped 3 times. Each time I pressed start button would start briefly, stop and beep 3 times.
Your thermistor is bad, I had one do this same thing before, it would beep just 3 times at the very beginning of the cycle and shut off.

I replaced it and it fixed it.

Here's the thermistor for your model(Install video included in this link):
Manufacturer's Number: 8577274 is RepairClinic Item #1181075
 

Jake

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Ok Bob, sounds good, keep us posted.

Jake
 

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Excellent Bob, your back in business.:)

Jake
 
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