20 Most Recent Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer - Page 6 Questions & Answers

Locate your thermal fuse, thermostats and heating element and check the OHM's if it reads 1, that component needs replacing. if 000.1 you are good to go.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 13, 2014

It sounds like either a bra wire is stuck, or if it's grinding, then the bearings have gone

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 07, 2014

that model number doesn't come up on parts site,open the door,look around the opening where you put the clothes into dryer and you'll see a tag with the model number,usually if the dryer hasn't been cleaned out and the vent line also hasn't been done the high limit or thermal fuse will pop as a safety because the dryer is running to hot from the air not blowing out.all a dryer does is move air,if there's a block in the vent line,outside at the hood where the air blows out like if there's a cage or screen that lint can get trapped in or in where you pull the lint filter out then the one of the t-stats will pop and are non resetable.also make sure you have 240 volts going to the dryer,you can check that behind the dryer where the plug connects to the dryer with a meter,if there is 240 volts unplug the dryer,remove the bottom panel,pull out the lint screen then remove the screws that hold the metal duct that the filter slides down into,on the right top of the blower wheel ousing you'll see the thermal fuse you have to remove at least one of the wires to check it with a meter,set the meter to ohms say 20k,touch the leads together and you should see anything but 1 on the meter,when you stop touching the leads you should see the 1,now put one lead on one side and the other lead on the other post on the thermal fuse,if you read 1 the part is bad or open,if you get anything else but the 1 the part is good or closed.if that's good,move to the right to the heater,pull one of the red wires off of the heater and read it the same way,if that reads good most likely you'll have an open high limit t-stat on the left back of the heater can.these are the things to check,also if you don't clean out the dryer and vent line the new part will pop again,i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,it works great,just remove the vent line from the back of dryer,stick the leaf blower in it and blow all the lint to the outside,with a shop vac you can vac up all the lint inside the dryer cabinet,then set the vac to blow and blow all the lint off the motor and from the back of dryer to the front and vac it up,heep doing this until clean and clean out the metal duct that the filter slides into,do this every year and your clothes will dry on time,you'll save energy and money,your parts will last longer and most of all no dryer fires.good luck,if you need anymore help let me know.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014

I just went through this with my dryer. I started by replacing the controller board which was the less expensive part and after finding that not to be the problem I then replaced the Touchpad. Problem solved! I found a rebuilt controller board on amazon for half price which I left on the dryer even after finding it was not the problem then ordered the touchpad from a friend that has a parts store. I could only save $30 by purchasing this way but a penny saved is a penny earned. Anyway my dryer was doing exactly what yours is doing and had I to do it over, I would start with the touch pad from Sears.com for $288 and change. Plus shipping of course unless you have a sears parts store near you. Go to download manuals at sears.com and enter you dryer model number. Mine was 110.8586.1400. I hope this helps.

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


The error you have is due to a failure in the door latch mechanism. There is a way to manually open the door if you are a little handy I can send you some instructions, it requires pulling the lower panel off (3 screws).

Let me know if you want me to help on this.


Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014

This means 'Power 'Failure'.
This could be from the circuit breaker being tripped and then was reset, wall outlet issue, or possibly if the cord was replaced then the screws conecting the wires to dryer may not be tight. Make sure dryer in unplugged before checking connections.
Some homes have an energy management system where higher energy use appliances are given a priorty so they all cannot run at same time so keeps your electric bill lower.
For example, the water heater and a/c system would be wired to override the dryer so if both these were runnng and then you turned on the dryer, the control unit would shut power down to dryer within a short time.
Hope this helps.

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

you can order parts from appliancerepair.com and if it does not fix it they will take it back with no questions

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 13, 2014

    • 1Press and hold "Drain & Spin" for three seconds to release the child lock, if the keypad is locked.
    • 2 Press "Pause/Cancel" twice to cancel the current operation.
    • 3 Turn off and unplug the washing machine.
    • 4 Wait several minutes before restoring power to properly reset the machine.
    • 5 Select a new wash setting and push "Start" to begin.
    • 6 Contact Kenmore as necessary if the problem with the washing machine persists. Contact information can be found in the owner manual for your appliance.

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

oh its nothing press those two buttons and bam your problem is sloved for the control panel

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

they are located in the bottom front

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/charles_c2f37a3461344482

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

take the old 1 out.......and pop a new 1 in........


Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 30, 2014

It does not have metal sensors. It has other sensors but not metal sensors.

Kenmore Elite... | Answered on May 22, 2014

Unplug your dryer and turn off the gas. Open up the back of the machine, and if you can do this at night or if your in a low light room, turn the lights off, (you should be in dark now) (have a working flashlight in your hand). Once the back is off the unit, and you have positioned everything so your not tripping over components of the dryer, you got your flashlight in hand, plug in the dryer again, hit the start button (do not turn on gas) and let the unit run for a little while, (no lights, do not turn on flash light now) while your watching any wires or components near wires, that might start to glow RED. If you see no glowing,, then then turn your flashlight on and search the interior of the whole machine for blackening componets, from a electrical short or from possible flame or pressurized heat being blown from the unit through a cracked cover or tubing. Also check the unit for any discolored wires.

Once you have discovered the source of the heat in relationship to the wires, replace the wire, replace the defective tubing or if the wires are just leaning, touching, a hot surface, then bend the wires so that they are safely away from the heat source. Try and figure out why the wires got close to the heat source. Sometimes Cats, or Rodents like to hide in the back of dryers and they gnaw on wires and push them around while they are making a nest or place to sleep. Simply use common sense, do not discount anything, and expect anything. Good luck... Oh yes, since you have the dryer out, take your ducting hose and clean it thoroughly. Fires in the home are a main source in dryers due to lint not being completely blown out of the unit and safely away from the heat source.



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

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