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11086980100 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for 11086980100 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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No Heat

  • Customer: William from Spotsylvania, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
From the list of parts that most commonly fail causing the no heat condition I selected the most common part, the heating element. I replaced it according to the instructions on the associated video. It was very simple. Reinstalling a good vent for the dryer took longer. But the new heating element didnt fix the problem. So I replaced the termal fuse which was also very easy but also didn't fix the problem. At that point I decided to replace the dryer. In the process of recovering parts from the old dryer I noted a thin film of lint stuck to the smaller of the two thermostats. So I'd recommend first inspecting and cleaning all of the parts in the parts list before ordering new parts. But then begin with the most common failing part and working down the list. If you have some test equipment like a voltmeter, ohmmeter, or multimeter that would be a plus in isolating faults. Still, I'm a fan of PartSelect and would come here for other parts.

clothes were not completely drying.

  • Customer: vada from hesperia, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the back panel off by unscrewing all the little nuts..replaced thermal fuse and put back panel and screws back on...

Dryer spins but there's no heat.

  • Customer: Trevor from White Plains, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used wire schematic and locate thermal fuse. Disconnect power and remove rear panel. About 8 screws. Remove the two wires from fuse and check fuse continunity. Fuse was open and prevented power from going to gas solenoids. Replace fuse and clean exhaust ducts. Dirty ducts might have caused fused to over heat.

Dryer would not heat up.

  • Customer: Clifford from Encinitas, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on the PartSelect site and watched some videos to determine what could be wrong. I almost guessed and bought the wrong part as there were a few. I ended up spending $17 for a multi tester. Once I determined that the thermal fuse was bad. I just followed the instructions from the video and replaced it. Took me more time figuring out what part was bad and buying the tester than actually replacing the part. Very glad I bought the multi tester watched the videos. After that it was easy.

No Heat

  • Customer: Patrick from Villa Park, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video found part son replaced it worked!

No heat

  • Customer: Jay from Montpelier, VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the heating element. Everything copacetic.

No heat

  • Customer: Sherry from Hugo, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the back panel of the dryer. Removed the screw holding the drying element in only to discover it would not fit out the bottom of the case holding it because it was too close to the bottom of the dryer. Had to take off the top of the dryer and remove the casing, remove the element, replace it and put the casing back. Not too difficult, only two wires and one screw. Did make a couple of rookie mistakes making me backtrack and redo a few things but nothing major.

would not heat

  • Customer: Larry from Hope, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the heating coil and the dryer works perfect. Thanks for the quick service in shipping the parts to me.

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.

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.

Drum turns, but, won't dry. Cold air.

  • Customer: bob from flagstaff, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With the power cord disconnected, of course, I removed the rear panel. I used an ohmmeter to check temperature switches and heating element. I did this by removing the wires from the switch, and touching meter leads to each terminal on the switch. When the reading showed 0 ohms, I knew the switch had continuity and was ok. There are three switches to test. If the heating element temperature switches are bad, then the heating element will not work. I found all switches to be ok. I then removed wires from element and tested. No change in reading when leads were touched to terminals. I removed the one screw that holds the heating element housing on and removed the assembly. Removed the element from the housing and checked the coils. I found a break in the coils. This sounds like a lot of time, but, it only took about 15 minutes to do all of this. The element only took a couple of days to arrive. I vacuumed all lint from dryer,installed the element,and assembled dryer in about 15 minutes. It works great. I think it took longer to find and order the part than it did to repair. The part, including freight , was about $30. That's a heck of a lot better than $500 or more for a new dryer! P.S. If you're worried about remembering where any of the wires go, just take a picture before you disconnect anything.

Dryer don't heat

  • Customer: KENNETH from SALMON, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Aser your instructions I ordered and replaced the elemateand now it is back to normal. Much thanks

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

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

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!!!!!
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