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11086980100 Kenmore Dryer - Instructions

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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.

No Heat from Dryer

  • Customer: Okieriete from Bowie, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There are adequate repair examples in the forum especially one with the video. Pick one that you are confortable with and follow the guidelines remembering where the screws came out of off and using the magnetice extender to hold the screws removed. The video on the site was very helpful - the delivery time by partselect.com was impeccable.

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.

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.

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.

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!

my dryer stopped getting hot so i had too order a part for it

  • Customer: Demetra from Bloomington, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i wasnt down stairs when my brother did it he took it apart and put it back together. my brother know all about fixing things hes a machanic

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.

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.

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.

Broken Belt

  • Customer: James from Grafton, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
In accordance with supplied video and instructions. Special note - watch out for sharp edges on the dryer panels!
All Instructions for the 11086980100
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