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11086980100 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer became really noisy then the drum stopped spinning altogether.

  • Customer: Kilalah from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the lint screen from the top of the machine and then the 2 Phillip head screws that where located under the lint screen door. Next I used a Flathead screwdriver to lift the top of the dryer from the bottom and propped it up against the wall in back of my dryer, next i removed the two screws from the inside front corners of the dryer with a ratchet and the appropriate size socket. I then removed the bottom front panel of the dryer with my Flathead by prying it off at the clips once removed I had access to two screws near the bottom, i loosened them with my ratchet and socket, I pulled out the top of the front panel with the dryer door open as I supported the drum with my free hand. once I removed the front panel I then removed the drum and set it aside. I took this opportunity to vacuum out all the dust from the bottom of the machine and the burner. I then removed the screw from the bottom of the first drum support wheel then i pried the clip off the drum support wheel axle Pulled off a second clip that held the wheel in place then i removed the broken wheel. I removed the back clip which was already cracking i put on the new clip, the new wheel and then the second clip, long story short I replaced the other drum support wheel which was still good but since i had everything apart i went on and replaced it too. I then put the drum belt on the drum, and I positioned the drum in place and put the front panel back on i put the top screws back in then i routed the belt around the tensioner and put it back in place. I rolled the drum all away around while pulling the drum gasket out and placing it in its proper position before i tightened the rest of the screws i plugged the machine in and checked to see if it was working as it should it was so i unplugged the machine and tigthend everything after i put the machine back together i dried a load and while running i went into our bedroom and asked my wife "do you hear that"? She said "no" and asked me what was she supposed to hear. We purchased the dryer used about seven years ago and it never ran as quiet as it does now. Its so quiet you can actually hear a click and then the sound of the burner kicking in.

Dryer was making lots of noise

  • Customer: clayton from clyde park MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on this site and it went exactly as described, fixed it and it sounds like a new dryer. Was going to junk it, glad I didn't!

noise

  • Customer: Martha from Clifton Park NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just as in the video. Sounds like new. Had to feel it to make sure it was running.

dryer wouldn't heat up

  • Customer: Rubene from Daleville AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unpluged the unit removed exaust, pulled away from wall about 18 inches. Then leaned unit face down, remove back shield/cover also remove he two wires to elements. At the top of housing where element is in there is a screw that needs to be removed, then lift housing element is in side. Slide foward and lift to remove,to replace go in reverse.

bad heating element, found tons of lint buildup blocking exhaust vent

  • Customer: frank from washington NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the power, then the back cover. to remove the heating element en closer there is a bolt above the en closer that is a pain to get to and isnt visible but its there. once removed I got my multi meter and tested the resistance on both leads from the element itself they read open or max resistance which is an open or bad coil. I installed the new element and reassembled. after the reassembly I noticed an enormous amount of lint in the exhaust pipe. I removed the pipe then used my had to push it out. once that was done I reassembled and applied power everything worked like a brand new machine would. hope this helps make sure to check the exhaust vent pipe for lint buildup to ensure you dont blow another element.

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.

dryer not heating

  • Customer: Chris from Columbus OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off and unplug dryer, pull dryer away from wall to allow a decent working area. Remaoved use multi meter to assure no current flow, disconnect wires/remove at contact points. Remove panels and screwsnto expose heating element. Continue to remove screws from heating element, the only problem I had was reaching the top screw the is on the inside. I was able to squeeze my hand through an opening with a short/stubby flat head screw driver.

The dryer was not getting hot.

  • Customer: James from Jackson CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the the heating element and the thermal fuse. Once the back was off, it was fairly easy. The only tricky part was I had to lift the top up and take out a screw that had a bracket that held the heating element in place, so once all the wires were disconnected, it came out easily.
Here is the important part. The problem was there one of the fuses had blown in the 220 breaker box. There was electricity to spin the dryer, but the side that powered the heating element was not getting any juice.
It was still worth replacing the parts because the dryer was taking twice as long to dry clothes, now it is working like new.

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 heating

  • Customer: Lisa from Fleming CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was pretty straight forward. We watched the video provided on the website. The only issue we had was that our dryer was older than the one in the video so getting to the heating element was different than what was shown in the video. We were able to figure out what we needed to do but it took a little amount of time to figure that out. We used a rubber mallet to dislodge the heating element case from where it was attached to the dryer.

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

Blown hearing element

  • Customer: douglas from fulton KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed vent hose. Removed back of dryer. Raised top lid of dryer. My model only had a half removable back. Removed screw and spring clip from top of heater chute. Removed wires from heater element. Pulled back top of heater chute. Removed heater chute. Removed screw holding heater element. Removed element. Slid new element in chute. Replaced screw. Replaced chute on dryer. Replaced spring clip and screw. Reattached heater wires. Set dryer top down in place. Plugged dryer in. Turn dryer on to make sure it was working. Replaced back plate on dryer. Reattached dryer hose. You are finished

No heat. Element broken, thermostat charred.

  • Customer: Chris from Stevenson WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Open top. Remove back, six wires, element module and thermostat. Slid out module and new one in after attaching thermostat and buttoned up. Easy!
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