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11086980100 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

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No Heat in my Dryer

  • Customer: Lori from Marianna FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on utube first, and thought this is a breeze. I'm older and so getting down on my but in the back was what I thought was going to be the hardest part. I removed the screws that held the back plate. Once inside the back I removed the plugs to the heating element with plyers, and the little round thing with nut driver. Ok, what now the video showed where the element just lifted out, mine didn't it was totally encased in the housing. So I felt around to see what was holding it and found a little screw on the backside of the housing, which took some work, and the head lamp so I could see, finally after all that I got the little screw out. The housing for the element still would not come out. so I went back to the video, no help there because the housing on the video just came out and went together about halfway up the housing, mine didn't it was just one piece, so I came here to parts select site and read what other people had said regarding their dryer. I found the information I needed. Thank goodness. I removed the two screws in the front of the lent trap, opened the top of my dryer removed the little Hex nut that held the housing in place, then I went back and removed the heating housing, replaced the element. It was kinda tight, but it fit. I went back to the front put the hex nut back on replace the two nuts in the lent trap closed the top of my dryer, sat back down and replaced that little round thermostate thingy, plugged in the wires to the heating element replaced the back plugged it in and Oh Yeah I had heat. The experience demanded a "High Five" , I felt like a million bucks- this old lady did it herself and the hardest part was having the correct information and getting up and down off the floor. Thanks for all the help!

no heat

  • Customer: Will from Loganville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ALWAYS disconnect power source!ohm out new heating element before installion.relaced thermostat that was in use over twenty years while i had dryer apart.a very simple job, but i have training in industrial maint.parts and shipping came to less than $ 60.00.the least price of a new dryer is $400.00 so i saved myself over $300.00 plus i kept an older faithful dryer out the scrape heap.

No heat at all after multiple drying cyles over past months.

  • Customer: Mike from Sullivan MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did the repair myself & it was no big deal at all! I have never attempted an appliance repair. We have had continuous use of our washer & dryer for 26 years of service! They were top of the line machines when our oldest daughter was born! So I watched your video, ordered parts on Monday, they shipped on Tuesday & I recieved my order on Wednesday! WOW!Super fast service when I wasn't even sure if parts would be available!Look out Maytag man your phone will never ring! My local small home town appliance store told be a week to get parts and quoted DOUBLE your prices plus $80-$100 for the service call!! Bottom line: $50 repair parts doing it myself or $180 to $200 to have it done. I am a very satisfied customer! My wife was impressed as well!

replaced heater element

  • Customer: john from winters CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went on-line, used Youtube to diagnosed heater element problem, went online and PartSelect's name came up-- easily found the element I needed -- the price was so reasonable that I did not feel I needed to price repair. Ordered the part -- part came fast-- no hasles.

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)

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.

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.

my dryer quit heating

  • Customer: danny from newton NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and read how to trouble shoot the issue. I ordered the parts and saved myself a lot of money from having to pay someone to fix it or buying a new dryer. my dryer works great!

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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...
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