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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have ever removed the lint filter area completely via the screws that hold the plastics in so you could clean it then remove it again and insure that you plugged in the two wires that go to the strip sensor.. (moisture sensor)
Posted on May 17, 2008
Before assuming you may have a component failure, do a little routine inspection of the dryer and exhaust vent ducting.
If your dryer performance has been failing (i.e., clothes taking longer to dry), it may be because the exhaust ventilation ducting is clogged. If you can't remember the last time the exhaust vent was cleaned, or if it has never been done, this can contribute to dryer performance problems. All dryers need proper air flow in order to dry properly. If the ducting becomes clogged, the heating circuits will actually overheat, causing poor drying results and eventual failure. This usually results in the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) blowing or the Heating Element failing or BOTH. When these components fail, they must be replaced.
There is no lint screen that catches ALL the dryer lint. Some lint will always get exhausted with the moisture from your clothing. If the exhaust vent is kinked or has excessive bends that create choke points, lint will accumulate in these points. Once the lint starts to accumulate, the moisture from your clothes starts to collect in it, and more lint get trapped. This eventually creates a clog. The Rule of Thumb: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the exhaust ventilation ducting, the BETTER.
A simple test to determine if you have a clog somewhere is to remove the dryer hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load of clothes as you normally would. The air escaping the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees). If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry as they should, then you need to inspect the ducting thoroughly from where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. It should be clear with no kinks or clogs.
If your vent line runs under a crawl space make sure it is suspended above the ground and has no sags where lint could collect.
If your exhaust vent runs to an attic, this is a poor design that gravity will always win because of the resistance the blower fan meets trying to push the exhaust up the wall. The lint will eventually collect in the ducting going up the wall and have to cleaned out from time to time.
Also, make sure you don't crush the dryer hose behind the dryer when you push it up against the wall. You should always leave plenty of space behind a dryer to prevent this from happening.
Rodents and birds are anotehr cause of dryer problems. If they have access to the outside exhaust vents, birds will build nests in them and mice love a warm place with plenty of bedding material (lint makes a nice nest). Make sure the exhaust vent is at least a foot from the ground and use a louver type cover to keep pests outside. Do not use a screen. It can resist air flow and clog.
In addition, you should be using semi-rigid metal type ducting that resists kinking, crushing and rodent infestation.
If the air flow is weak, then you need to inspect the dryer INTERIOR to see if the air blower is working properly and is not clogged. It is important to keep a dryer checked routinely. Failue to do so can lead to component failures and is a potential fire hazard.
If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
SOURCE: Kenmore Elite dryer won't heat
if no heat at all unplug the dryer take off the vent take out the screws holding the back on there is a long oval shaped tube with two wires going into it there is a holding bracket holding it in place take out the screw unhook the wires take out a screw holds the heating coil in take out that screw inspect the heating coil for breaks it sounds like it is burned out if so replace if not it is probably the oval shaped thermostat on the tube i do hope that this was helpful then reverse the procedure, thank you.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
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The AF error code for Kenmore Elite Oasis dryers with model numbers 11067032601, 11067042601, W10035200, 11067032600, and 11067042600 indicates that the dryer is experiencing an airflow problem. The Kenmore Elite Oasis owner's manual recommends four troubleshooting solutions to an airflow problem: clean the dryer's lint screen, ensure that the exterior exhaust hood connected to the dryer is unblocked, ensure that the vent connecting the dryer to the wall is clear and see that the vent is cleaned professionally.
Read more: Error Codes on Kenmore Dryers ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7192588_error-codes-kenmore-dryers.html#ixzz1MuOgWsZC it is found also on this link above by clicking the link if you have any further questions please message me back and your dryer should be dlinted at least once per year to avoid dryer breakdown you can also see how to dlint your dryer by clicking this tip that I wrote http://www.fixya.com/support/r8732702-prolong_life_dryer I await your reply if you have any further questions Thanks Rick
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