Dryer shutdown with a clunk- Panel LED's still working

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Andrew From Claremont, NH

Aug 30, 2007

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Repair tech arrived at my house with no flashlight, vacuum or model info. Removed the bottom panel, looked inside and told my wife we needed a new dryer. $65 fee and waited all day for his arrival. I researched common dryer failures and determined the belt came off due to massive lint build up. This was cuased by the aluminum hose exiting through untempered space in the winter, condensating and causing lint to stick to the hose, eventually backing up into the dryer. With a new belt, broken belt switch & thermal fuse, I pulled off the face of the dryer, pulled the drum completely out, vacuumed, identified the parts (service tech manuals are taped to the inside of the dryer, not for homeowner use,all the answers and diagrams found here) popped the new belt on over the pulley, did not replace broken belt sitch( if the belt breaks or stretches, the springloaded lever trips the power to the motor, replaced the thermal fuse (very easy) and screwed the front back on. Purs like a kitten. Saved about $900 clams.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

In Stock