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10686294540 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for 10686294540 parts

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All Instructions for the 10686294540
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Dryer stopped heating. Clothes would not dry.

  • Customer: John from Matthews, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the dryer out, unplugged from wall, removed vent hose and back covers. Poked hole through the label on the dryer frame to remove the heat element case spring retainer. Pulled the element housing out of the dryer and separated the element from the outer housing and did an ohm test. Test showed an open circuit. I found the burnt spot in the element and ordered a new one. Reinstalled with new element and everything works great.

Broken belt

  • Customer: William from East Berlin, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was very pleased with the shipping speed, the belt arrived in less than 24 hours! The installation was very easy and if you need help the video on the belt info page should be helpful.

Tear in Lint Filter

  • Customer: Yvette from Roseburg, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took old filter out and replaced with new one. Fit perfectly.

motor was bad in my dryer

  • Customer: jerry from atlanta, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had to take the top loose and raise it up. There are two screws in exhaust vent you have to take out then you can raise the top. When you raise the top you will have to take the front loose and open it up enough to take the drum out. Go to the back and take the lower cover off and take the screws holding the exhaust vent out so the vent will come out the top. When you take the vent out you will see a fan on the end of the motor shaft. The fan is threaded on the shaft and it is left handed threads. As you face the fan you will have to turn the fan to the right to get if off. You will need someone to hold a back up on the motor shaft inside the dryer to keep it from turning. Take the motor out then get the new motor and wire it according to instructions. Install the motor on the motor mount, put fan on then put everything back in reverse order that you took it apart. The hardest part for me was putting the clips on the motor when I put it back together. Hope this helps you.

Drum stopped spinning

  • Customer: Anthony from Oak Ridge, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You pop the top of the dryer. Remove to hex screws which allow you to remove the front panel. Next you pull the drum off, snack the belt around the drum, motor and tension pulley and reverse the steps. The hardest part is getting the drum back in place without knocking the belt off the motor.

ice tray was broken

  • Customer: mike from fitchburg, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was by far so easy the instruction Partselect gave me where right on step by step. a repair man was going to charge 75$ just to come out 9$ from partselect. Thank you very much Mike chaplin

The dryer woulden't start

  • Customer: Larry from Walla Walla, WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the instructions on the internet. It told me what to trouble shoot first. The switch on the door then the thermo fuse and after that the thermostat. The off on switch on the door checked ok but the thermo fuse didn't when I followed the instructions on the internet. The thermostat did check ok. When I installed the new thermo fuse the dryer started like always before. I was pretty proud of myself for saving a hundred dollars or more. Thank you for the hlpful instructions.Larry

motor would stop before cycle end

  • Customer: Sean from Warren, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer. Removed lint tray screws. Opened top of dryer and removed the two face screws then removed front of dryer. Released the belt tensioner. Then removed the drum. Disconnected the wiring clip and with a creseant wrench held the back of motor and turned the nut in the front clockwise to loosen the motor from the vent fan. Then simply pulled the old motor out and reversed the steps and now have a great working old dryer again.

Burnt Element

  • Customer: Richard from Monroe, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Everything wears out with age. This is the second element I have replaced on this dryer. The time is fast approaching the dryer too will go the way side. For now, though, we just keep her going as best we can. Simple installation using simple tools. Safety first, unplug the unit. Make comfortable room to work on it from behind. Remove the back panel, push the top off and unscrew the retainer. Remove the bottom retainer screw and the two wires on the element itself. All you have to do now is lift the element case off the bottom bracket, remove the old element and replace with the new in reverse order. Viola! Be cautious of your new drying times. It seems a fresh element brings new life to drying your clothes. We have found it has been cut by more than a third time. As a side note; bring the shop vac out to suck away all the lint that accumulates inside. Fire hazard for one, deterant to life of machine also. You don't have to be an electrical genius either. If it comes down to that type of repair....Better call a repairman! =0)

Light bulb failure

  • Customer: Grant from Alexandria, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Received the part the day after ordering. Appreciated the quick service and repair took less than a minute.

Squeaky Idler Pulley

  • Customer: Mitchell A. from Hampton, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video that showed how to do the repair. I did exactly what I was shown on the video, and everything worked the very first time ! It was GREAT ! No more squeaking idle pulley !

Broken Belt

  • Customer: ANDREW from MOUNT UNION, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Fast shipping. Part arrived the next day!

Ribbed belt broke

  • Customer: richard from satellite beach, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions you supplied. All went well. The short movie that you supplied was fine but the only tricky part which included placing the belt over the idler wheel was not well done in that the repairman's arm covered the work area. Delivery time was excellent.

Machine would not power up

  • Customer: Brian from Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is a long, sad story, but I'll cut to the chase. I was told by few appliance repair guys that my problem was most likely due to the motor being bad. I had checked the thermal fuse, the door switch, and the power switch, and all were good so that made sense. I then saw a video which made it seem fairly straight forward to remove the old motor and replace it. So I ordered the motor from Part Select. Turns out it's impossible to remove the motor without also removing (and replacing) the blower. The video never mentions that. Also FYI, I found out that my dryer switch WAS broken, and nothing was wrong with the motor, so I spent $250 on a repair that should have cost %40. Oh well ...

The latch at top came off.

  • Customer: Tonya from Aberdeen, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It snapped right in. Works perfect.
All Instructions for the 10686294540
796-810 of 862