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swetybear Original Post: Dec 06 '06,  10:07 pm           Reply
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Kenmore electric dryer repair

My model 10 yr old 96566210 blows the fuse associated with the thermostat about once a week. Not the thermal fuse, but the small one attached to the heat vent. I have replace it and the thermostat several times. Yet after about a week to 10 days, it blows again. The then unit drum turns, but does not heat. What could be causing this intermittant short? The folks at Sears were no help.

     
washload Posted: Apr 07 '08,  10:36 am           Reply
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thermal fuse opening



Check the vent to make sure that it is not block and there is no air restriction this is one of the major cause for the fuse to open.

Check that connection to make sure that they are tight.

     
sudburywayne Posted: Dec 15 '11,  9:00 am           Reply
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Blue AWA wire

Hi Everyone,

I looked through the existing posts and could not find anything about wiring, so I hope someone can answer my question. I am a complete idiot when it comes to thinks like this so the answer may be very simple.

I have an old style Kenmore dryer, and the panel that covers the wires has been loose for a while. While the dryer was on today, the part fell off and there was a spark and the dryer turned off. I checked everything, seems to be working fine, no burning smell or not getting any hotter or colder than before. However, here is the question.

There is a blue wire that has a tag that says AWA that is hanging loosely at the back. What does this wire do and if it is supposed to get plugged back onto something, where would I plug it back in.

Thank you very much for any help you can give me,

Wayne

     
pvreditor Posted: Dec 15 '11,  9:08 am (Updated: Dec 16 '11,  4:56 am)           Reply
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RE: Blue AWA wire

If it was my dryer, I'd look carefully around to see the likely places that the wire came from. Keep in mind that it could simply be a chassis ground wire that attaches to the metal panels or frame as a safety feature. It may have fallen off the panel that was loose. Or it may come from somewhere else, so look carefully. (I know... you already looked carefully. You'll have to do it again, though.)

If everything still works, I guess you can consider yourself lucky. :-)

--Bob

     
sudburywayne Posted: Dec 15 '11,  9:29 pm           Reply
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Thanks

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your suggestion. I looked even more carefully and noticed that the wire did not connect to the parts inside at all, but was a ground wire that connected to the panel itself; the one that had fallen off.

So quickly clipping back in and finally securing the panel that has been loose forever should do the trick. At least that is what I did, seems to be all good now.

Thanks again,

Wayne

     
pvreditor Posted: Dec 16 '11,  7:46 am           Reply
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RE: Thanks

Wayne, you should consider writing a review of this dryer on Epinions. You're now in the "Forums" area on Epinions, but the main site is for product reviews. These reviews actually earn a small amount of money, so a good review of this Kenmore dryer might earn a few bucks over time. You can also review just about any other product, from TVs to cars, and earn a little money here and there.

Let me know if you have any questions about this and I'll get you pointed in the right direction.

--Bob

     
sudburywayne Posted: Dec 17 '11,  5:00 pm           Reply
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Sounds good

Hi Bob,

I can certainly do that. Will likely be after the holiday period when I have the time to do so, but I do not mind writing, so if i have any questions, I will be sure to send them your way.

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