My Kenmore HE4 dryer won't start

Frank

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Joined
Jul 7, 2012
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Location
woodbridge, ontario, canada
Model Number
110.C85872400
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
1-5 years
My HE4 dryer won't start. Power is OK, Programs and timer light up when selected, but won't start when start button pressed. I hear a single beep but won't start. I changed the thermal fuse and still won't start. Help!
 

Jake

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McMullen Valley, Arizona
If you replaced the thermal fuse then we know thats not the problem, next check your door switch.

We've had a few members report door switch problems.

You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter to make sure. Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first.

Here's that door switch you can order:
Manufacturer's Number: 8283288

8283288


It shows on Page 4-6 in your repair manual I posted a link to below how to access it to check/change it. Make sure your dryer is still unplugged!

Push the button in on the door switch with one meter probe on COM and the other meter probe on NO and see if it reads.


If your door switch checks fine then its the control board that is bad.

Your Kenmore is the exact identical to the Whirlpool Duet.

Here is the online repair manual for the Kenmore HE3/Whirlpool Duet dryer:
http://www.applianceblog.com/manuals/Duetdry.pdf
Give it time to download. Page 6-3 is the trouble shooting section.

It shows how to get access to the control board & console panel keypad assembly on page 4-2 through 4-4 of the repair manual.


Here's the control board for your model:
Manufacturer part number 8546219 is RepairClinic item number 1060737



Let us know what you find.

Jake
 
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