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10686294740 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

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No heat

  • Customer: Ronald from Mt. Shasta CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the dryer out, unplugged power cord. Removed back with nutdriver. Vaccumed out dust. Used multi meter to check continuity, Had no reading. Removed the top to get to restraining bar holding the top of heater element. Slid heater unit up and out of rails holding it in place. Slid the heater coil out and replaced with new unit. Then simply put things back together in reverse order.

heating element burned out

  • Customer: William from Hampton VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
checked element leads with voltmeter (set on ohms) - no continuity. - biggest problem is that the can over the element is screwed in from the back - you have to take out the lint filter and unscrew the two screws beneath it then pry open the dryer top - then you can unscrew the one screw holding the clamp on the can. This seems to be a feature added just so people would call out for repair - I can't imagine how it would have been quicker or easier to manufacture it this way. The can just pulls out and is hinged from the bottom - you may have to jerk on it after you remove the clamp. (pull from the top). One screw holds the element in. That is it for the replacement. Now the stupid part - check to see if the exhaust vent is clogged. I pulled several cubic feet of lint out and didn't bother to put a mask on and almost choked to death. I recommend you to get a dust mask before cleaning a tube longer than 8 feet.

very low heat

  • Customer: bern from levittown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
it was easy to replace the element

No Heat

  • Customer: Michael from Fort Pierce FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced Heating Element Works Fine Timed Dry Works Perfect But Auto Dry Has Heat Drys Clothes Fine But Won't Turn Off Dial Does Not Move Any Sugestions

dryer does not heat

  • Customer: ed from sparta MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered and replaced heater element, did not fix the problem so ordered thermal fuse and cycling thermostat when it arrived installed them still did not work. Went to the next item on list thermal cutoff kit ordered it, when it arrived installed and BINGO!!! It works... $107.00 later a dryer that works!!!!!

no heat

  • Customer: george from abilene TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
un plug power, pull out from wall,remove 5 screws and remove back cover. check heater element for curcuit found to be open. check the 2 temperature units on the heater housing, both ok. Remove the 2 flag connectors on the heating element, 2 wires each on temperature switches.remove upper heater case screw and bracker, lift and slide heater housing out of the dryer. Remove 1 screw holding heater element in the housing. compare old and new element, being the same. follow reverse steps and re assemble.

Dryer was not rotating

  • Customer: Daniel from Lynchburg VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went on YouTube ,saw a video on how to diagnose and disassemble the dryer. Surprised how easy it was. I figured an appliance repairman would charge 100-150 so I would be wasting anything if I tried it myself.

Broken belt, worn wheel bearings and idler bearing

  • Customer: Michael R from Ridley Park PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed plug. Removed lint pipe. Unscrewed lint trap under top opening. Popped the top up. Used nutdriver to remove top 2 screws of front panel. Lifted front panel and set aside. Lifted drum out. Replaced wheels and idler assembly. Parts were well engineered and fit perfectly. Vacuumed entire interior. Placed belt around basket. Replaced basket. Slipped belt thru idler pully and onto motor pulley. Tested basket one full turn to make sure the seal was in place all the way around the back. Slipped front onto two bottom brackets. Replaced screws in front with nutdriver. Dropped top back in place. Pushed down into holders. Screwed lint trap back in place. Replaced plug and tested. Replaced lint pipe. Done!

broken belt

  • Customer: Nicholas from Carnegie PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video instruction

will not spin when alot off cloth inside

  • Customer: Anh from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Idler Pulley wheel is broken. it really ez to repair

Dryer belt broken

  • Customer: Ramon from El paso TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Let me put it to you this way I called the repair man and they would Charge me $150 to get the dryer fixed,by ordering the parts I spent $32 and 15 minutes installing it with the instruction video very easy to do Take the advice it yourself and save yourself some money $$$ With The extra cash I took my wife out for dinner Now that's money well spent...

BROKEN PULLEY AND BELT

  • Customer: Joseph from Sayville NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
CALLED PARTSSELECT ON MONDAY AND PARTS ARRIVED TUESDAY. THE REPAIR IS SIMPLE TO DO. I REMOVED THE LINT FILTER, OPENED THE TOP OF THE DRYER, DISCONNECTED THE DOOR SWITCH, REMOVED THE TWO SCREWS HOLDING THE FRONT OF THE DRYER THEN LIFTING IT UP TO REMOVE. I REMOVED THE BROKEN PULLEY ASSEMBLY AND BELT. I INSTALLED THE NEW PULLEY ASSEMBLY AND BELT. THEN I REASSEMBLED IN THE REVERSE ORDER.

2nd broken belt in 6 months

  • Customer: steven from casselberry FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced stock belt tensioner with one with pulley. i hope that solves my problem. just want to add that you guys saved me a ton of money ! thanks and God Bless

The dryer was very noisy when running.

  • Customer: Jared from Napoleon OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled front & top of dryer, removed drum & replaced belt, idler pulley & one support wheel (which was the problem). Reassembled drum, top, & front of dryer. Tested good, much quieter.

Drum belt broken.

  • Customer: john from buffalo NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like the video. Disconnect the lint shute. Pop the top lose. Disconnect the door switch. I actually took the hooks off an removed the entire lid. Took the two screws out and removed the front panel. (The OEM idler was a teflon half-moon so I think the abrasion was what caused the belt to fail.) Put the belt around the drum. Rolled the drum to check the seal overlap was proper. Installed the idler and wrapped the belt around the motor shaft. Put it back together. Would have been a little easier with a helper.
All Instructions for the 10686294740
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