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Dryer stopped in middle of a cycle.

I have a Kenmore Electric dryer model 110.69622800 type DWSR-ele-2406026 CV 54. I unassembled the dryer completely. Cleaned every area. Spun the shaft of the motor….slight friction noise, but seems to turn freely. Seems there is a signal returning back to the start button - faint "click" or "trip" that will not allow the dryer to turn on. Dryer is younger than 6 years, but has dried clothes for 6 people - 2 loads per day average!

ANSWERS:

"First unplug it for 5 minutes to allow it to reset.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

Start Switch

The start switch is on the dryer control panel. Depending on the model, either press a button or turn a dial to start the dryer. If the start switch fails the dryer won't start or make any noise. Test the switch with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer hums when the start switch is activated, or if the motor runs only while activating the start switch, the motor might be defective or something might be binding the drum preventing it from turning freely. If the dryer start switch does not have continuity when it is activated, it will need to be replaced.

Door Switch

The door switch is located near the dryer door and is activated when the door is closed. If the door switch fails, the dryer won't start at all. Most door switches will make an audible click when they are activated. If the door switch makes a clicking sound when activated it is probably not defective. If it doesn't make a click, it can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. The door switch is relatively easy to replace and is usually not very expensive."

"Feel the back of the metal panels on the dryer . Do they feel hot? They should feel warm but not hot when dryer has been running.

Open up the lint exhaust tubing and check to see if it’s blocked by lint or debris.

Your dryers may be overheating whether they are new or old.

All dryers shut off automatically when they overheat.

Lint and debris can block the exhaust unknowingly."

Check behind the drum for obstacles. I found an ink pen, comb, two matchbox cars and a hair band that magically found their way back there. After I took them out the mysterious noises disappeared and the dryer quit blowing the front thermal fuse.

Check the drive belt. Loose or broken.

I have Sonya dryer machine for months, I use it once a week and now I have a problem with it, it stopped working then I waited like 30 mins then it worked again but couldn’t put high temperature on it and also it was very weak cycle during working . I just checked the fuse and it was good now I have no idea how to work with it.

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