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Whirlpool made for Sears (Kenmore) HE4 Elite SmartHeat QuietPak9 will not respond to commands, eventually puts 20 on the time screen and the lint light comes on, won't start, won't run, checked everything on the Tech Sheet p/n 8546206, had luck twice by unplugging and reconnecting, dead since

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Possibly lint protection switch, if possible go to internet enter brand and model no. and find site that will give you parts breakdown. You can then locate lint sensor (if it has one) and possibly clean sensor and fix problem or replace.

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Send the model number,open the door look around the opening where you put the clothes in you should see a tag there.if you unplugged it and it worked then it's not any of the t-stats or door switch most likely a board issue or something to do with the cord from moving it,when you unplug it and plug it back in your resetting the board so this is what it sounds like but can't tell if you even have a board without model number.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Not starting 1 yr old kenmore elite smartheat quietpak9 HE4

OMG...the same thing happened to me tonight. A kenmore 80 series quietpak just stopped working, and voltage is fine in the wall outlet...so PLEASE if anyone can help, we'd appreciate it! thanks.

Posted on Nov 29, 2006

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SOURCE: kenmore Elite HE4 - Smartheat Quietpak9

It sounds like a door switch problem. Make sure the door is latching properly at the top. If the top latch doesn't engage properly the door switch won't make contact.
Try holding the door switch closed with your finger and starting the dryer. If it still wont start and you have no codes displaying you will most likely have to replace the switch.
Post back to let me know what you find and I will walk you through more checks if needed.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Control locked

Mine has an "auto dry" button. It says underneath, "Press & hold 3 seconds..." to unlock control. I did it, it worked.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: When I push start it beeps 3 times. Lights on the right work, lights on the far left don't light up.



Alright, pretty unconventional, but simple and Genius on my part!!! Not sure if we're talking about the same models, but I was cruising this site with the same problem.... K, so it's making three beeps right? Check inside the DRYER (maybe same issue w/ washer, I dunno), but there's a button on the top-inside.... DEPRESS THAT BUTTON, and while holding it down, START THE DRYER (HOLD TO START), if it starts working, this tip is for you!

1) on the opposite side, where the door depresses that same button on the dryer door... you ready for this... see step two ;)

2) SUPER GLUE A PENNY IN THAT INDENTATION PART, your problem is there's not enough connection, and the door is no longer holding that same button down...

3) TA DAH!! Since a repair guy could've charged ya like 50+ bucks, I'll take... emmm.. 25$, email me at Kumatrev@yahoo.com on where to send the check, or just shoot me an email to say thanks ;)

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Clean Dryer Lint Vent in Kenmore elite HE4

If you wish to clean the interior cabinet of the dryer follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltages are still present even with the dryer turned off.

2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You must remove the lint screen first in order to remove the blower fan housing.

3. Remove the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. NOTE: For better access, you can prop the front feet of the dryer up (a 2x4 works well).

4. Loosen the screws on the blower fan housing directly below the drum and remove. There's usually a small clip holding the cover in at the bottom that you may need to pull out to release. NOTE: You may also have to disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (yellow wires with white plug - use a small screwdriver to release the locking tabs) and/or ground wire to accommodate removal of the cover.

You should now have access to the dryer interior and the blower fan squirrel cage motor. Take the time to clean out the blower fan housing cover as well. A long bristle brush made for dryers works well at removing any lint inside the dryer in the hard to reach places, followed by vacuuming.

NOTE: After cleaning, you may experience a slight burning odor. This is normal as lint gets stirred up in the cleaning process and can settle on the heating components. The odor should dissipate after a short period of use.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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That Kenmore dryer is a hybrid of a LG dryer that check filter lite is only a reminder for the customer to check their lint screen every load... You can call customer service at sears to confirm this. I have may customers call me and say it wasn't there before, I goto there house call customer service in the home, hand them the phone and collect a service call about 5 times a month. If every thing is drying well, just leave it alone.

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Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

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Huuum,at your service!

With an error code.
This can reset the system.
First unplug the washer and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.
It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems.
if they are not serious, or they are a temp glitch!




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Dryer won't start


Manual might be available on line type in your make and full model. Could well be the bulb that blew. Sounds like the door switch thou i see by other postings some times the filters can cause a similer problem
GUEST. 1. start switch is faulty...oops is it eletronic?it so disregard that. 2 drum is to tight 3 motor or switch on motor faulty
smitty123. Will drum turn by hand??? Can you hear the motor hum when you close the door???

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Not starting 1 yr old kenmore elite smartheat quietpak9 HE4


SEE VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3k22cqjR8

Control panel moisture 9/10 times.... or check the fuse under the lower front panel ($12 sears)




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