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What happens is that the door switch gets turned inside. I just took mine apart because of the same problems listed. The switch has a tab inside that has to make contact with the internal switch. I pulled mine apart and turned it so it made contact...put it back together and it works fine now. After doing all that it seems like you could turn the swith from the outside a quarter turn with a pair of pliers and accomplish the same thing.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

Whats the model number and brand.

Fix should be straight forward.

a) One of your safety switches is burned out. Example Thermal fuse, Safety thermostat etc. Or Thermistor problem. Cheap fix.

b) or your Heating element is burned out. Mid price range repair.

c) or computer board relay problem. Repair could go up to $ 300/= plus with parts and repair labor.

From Service experience.... If it is SAMSUNG most likely the heating element. If is Whirlpool or Maytag then Thermal fuse or Safety cut off.

If the failure is due to safety switch failure, then after replacing the safety switch you have to check your lint exhaust line to make sure the line is clear. It may be blocked and thats why the safety has burned out. Though not always.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 27, 2014

Your Thermal Fuse probably blew, get a Digital Volt Meter from Harbor Freight $5.00, locate the Thermal Fuse and check the OHM's to verify it s the fuse, replace it needed.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Sep 17, 2014

got a model #

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 29, 2014

Most likely you tripped the over heat fuse.

This will happen if your vent hose is clogged or worse inside the machine's plumbing from filter to vent hose.

Look up the electrical diagram and figure out where it is, yours should be in the back of the machine but verofy.

Get a Digital Volt Meter at Harbor Freight $5.00 and measure the OHMs on the fuse, if it fails then you need to replace it but first make sure vent is clear or it will trip again.

Fuse is there to keep from over heating and a fire hazard.

Post your findings,


Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 19, 2014

I think I remember that code as the thermal shut off being bad and needs replacement, hence will not start, its an easy repair and the part is aroune 10-20 bucks

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 16, 2014

I was having the same problem. I found the screws that lined each but I was over looking a screw almost dead center of the back panel it's self. I hope this does the trick for you.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014

Go to Kenmore's website, and click their HELP section and ask them how to get a copy of the manual. Otherwise, I would suggest searching YOUTUBE to see if anyone has posted one.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014

E0 is an eeprom communication error. Disconnect power for at least 30 seconds. Reapply power an observe for at least one minute if code returns you cave a bad control board.Before replacing the board check for loose connectors.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 06, 2014

There is a 1/4" screw on on both bottom corners. Take these two screws out and pull the cover from the bottom straight out. It hangs on the pedestal if you have one, so a little effort is required.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Aug 03, 2014

Heating coil, maybe bad. or you have dropped a 110 leg of you voltage.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 29, 2014

A model # will help a lot in trying to help YOU with an answer here . It's ALWAYS a necessity when you're posting on here for help . At LEAST 25 Sears Model #'s come up when you search for an Elite HE4 on repairclinic.com . .

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 20, 2014

I can tell you where not to get it! SEARS! eBay it.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

On mine, nothing "clamps down". There are 3 positions in the plastic rack into which you can insert the wire rest - "F", "H", and "A". God knows what they mean (I think the one rack is intended to be used in various dryers, of different depths), but if I use the rearmost position = "A", the back end of the wire rest rests on the non-moving rear of the drum, and the front of the rack rests on the lint screen holder. Seems to work, but the instructions leave a lot to be desired.








Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

Sounds like the belt is bad or the motor needs to be replaced. Unplug unit. When you open it up get a block of wood (a piece of 2x4 works) if your units are stacked on top of each other, pull the dryer towards you approx 2inches. You are going to push on the top of the dryer and insert the board underneath the dryer. The reason you pulled the dryer forward was to keep the dryer from slipping backwards while working on it. Now check the two bottom corners on the front of they dryer.occasionally there are screws holding the kick plate. Take these off, pull out and down and look for broken belts. Be sure to vacuum any loose lint while you have the unit open. Good luck.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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