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10686294540 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

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Door catch was broken on dryer door

  • Customer: Ann L from Reading PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I got my kit and when I opened it the exact parts were there!! I am a older woman and was a little worried that I could do it. I took the pliers and pulled the old latch catch out and 1-2-3 walah!! It was so unbelievably easy. If I can do it anyone can. Thank you for saving me hundreds of $s on a new dryer.

the dryer was heating but the drum wasn't turning

  • Customer: DOROTHY from DINGMANFERRY PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the computer and it was very easy to repair I had the dyer apart ,fixed and put together in about half hour

the lint chute assembly had corroded & would not accept the lint screen.

  • Customer: Richard from Paramount CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled thee dryer out from the wall, shut off the gas & disconnected the gas line & the air vent, I then removed the fasteners from the upper end of the lint chute assembly (accessible from the top of the machine). I then tipped the machine over on to its front side making the back fully accessible. After removing the back cover, I removed the remaining fasteners holding the lint chute assembly in place & removed the part. I then removed the assembly only to find that the seals were not included in the package even though I had specifically asked about the seal when I called in & place my order. The response to my question was " seals are included that is why it is called an assembly." The end result was that I had to use alternate material & fabricate my own seals in order to complete the installation. As a result a repair which should have taken no more that 30 minutes, took over two hours.

Lint was coming out of the filter screen which was broken on one side.

  • Customer: JOHN from BRISTOL AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply relaced the old filter screen with the new one and it works great. I also want to thank you for help on the rpair of the wash drum pulley which for me took a while to get done,but with your step by step video it made fixing a lot easier. Thanks for helping a satifised customer.

The drum would not tumble.

  • Customer: Renae from Hegins PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We watched the video on the PARTS SELECT site and it was very helpful and I had no problem holding the flashlight for my husband!

Belt & clip where both broken

  • Customer: Amy from Seagrove NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My 11 year old son and I ordered the parts we needed. Saw the GREAT easy installation video, It even was attached to my confirmation. After the parts got here him and I easily took off the old belt and clip, installed the new ones (after watching the viedo again) and we where done. You would have thought we fixed the space shuttle or something because we both smiled all day. My son also told every one that he and his mom fixed the dryer all by ourselves. Costed me only $40 dollars for the parts. I couldn't have even called a repair man out there for that. Thanks soo much.

Belt broke on dryer, drum therefore wouldn't tumble

  • Customer: Elaine from North Berwick ME
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had a hard time at first trying to figure out how to place the pulley wheel that you place the belt around, it holds it in place so to speak, was getting very frustrated came upstairs went on line to your web site and lo & behold there was a video on how to do it, I watched that video (thanks Steve) and went back down cellar and had the belt on in less than 5 mins and everything is working fine. Thanks for all your help Dan

Belt on dryer drum broke

  • Customer: Thomas from Buffalo NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair on replacing the clothes dryer belt went great. Not only did Part Select send me the correct belt at a great price .. the helpful hints that other people gave was most helpful. The only glitch was when I was pushing the tensioner wheel to get the belt around the pulley it slipped and the spring came off. The instructions/tip of taking the drum out and how to replace it came in handy when I had to get the spring back into place. The belt finally went on but there was a slight twist in it by the tensioner wheel. Again the tip I got with my e-mail helped as I manually turned the drum and was able to right the belt. Kudos to the tips I received and the confidence I could do the job myself!!!!

drum not turning

  • Customer: Edward from Shrewsbury MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
push in on clips on front top at seams apx 2-3 inches from both sides. lift lid lean it back. remove door switch. remove front panel. remove old belt. replace with new belt lifting drum slightly to get around drum rib side down. reach in and push tensioner down to the left place belt around pully and over tensioner relase gently put all item back together.

No heat

  • Customer: Raul from El Paso TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the screws from back cover to remove it.
Remove the two philips screws of the filter on top of dryer, to open top cover.
Once open, remove the screw that holds the heating element housing.
Unplug the terminals from heating element.
Unscrew the heating element from its housing.
Replace the heating element.
Screw on the opposite way you disarm the dryer.

Broken belt.

  • Customer: Cynthia from Mayfield NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched Youtube video first then followed directions included with belt. Very simple and easy to follow.

door switch actuator had broke

  • Customer: Dale from Sparta MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just remove two screws slip the old off and slip the new one on replace the two screws back put top of dry back in place replace two screws from dry lint trap

Our dryer would heat up, but the barrel wouldn't turn

  • Customer: The from Chilmark MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a youtube video about how to replace a dryer belt. I did what it said.

Broken Belt on Whirlpool Dyer

  • Customer: Robert from Holyoke MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the On Line Repair on my Lap Top. Very Easy !

Dryer door would come open when running

  • Customer: Maryanne from Deptford NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instuctions on video accept our appliance was the Duet HT model so we had a glass window to deal with. Just a few more screws to keep track of but otherwise a very easy repair.
All Instructions for the 10686294540
796-810 of 862