A Kenmore dryer will not heat with a broken heating element, blown thermal fuse, malfunctioning thermostat, faulty power supply or broken control board. Besides lack of heat, your clothes will also not dry if there is reduced air flow, the clothes do not move or the moisture sensor is broken.
If your Frigidaire dryer drum is spinning, this means the appliance itself is getting the needed electricity to operate. It also means the drum is working, narrowing down the list of reasons why the dryer is not producing enough heat. Here are four ways to safely troubleshoot why your dryer is not heating enough:
Kenmore dryers will not spin if the drive belt is broken. If the belt is intact, there may be damage to the motor or support structures around the dryer’s drum, including the bearings, rollers and glides. If the dryer keeps spinning, check the timer mechanism, circuit board or even the door switch.
A Kenmore dryer will not start if there is a fault in the thermal fuse, motor, drive belt, control board, door switch or the start switch. If the dryer keeps turning off or tripping the fuse, you should check the heating element, motor, power cord, thermostats and timer, and clean out any lint.
If your fingers or the control pad are wet the touchscreen won’t work. So, you should ensure that your fingers and the control pad are completely dry. Also, you need to ensure that you press down the button for long enough. You need to press and hold the start button for 2 to 5 seconds.
A Whirlpool washer will leak from the front due to a faulty door seal, too many suds or overfilling. A leak from the top is due to a damaged water inlet, low water pressure or overfilling. If the washer is not level or the drainage system is damaged, it will leak from the bottom.
If your Whirlpool washer won’t drain, take some time to inspect if the drain pump is clogged, if the drain hose is kinked, or if the lid switch assembly needs to be replaced. To tackle each of these, read through the previous sections to find a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot these problems.
If your Whirlpool washer is not doing a final spin, one of the most common problems is an unlevel washer. This can be caused by uneven items within the washer pulling to one side, or can also be caused by the washer itself being unlevel. Level the drum or washer and the final spin should complete.
When a Kenmore washer won’t fill, keeps filling, or fills but not enough, you will need to check the water inlet valves, lid switches, air dome tubes, and water level switches. These are some of the most common components that can cause water-related problems in a Kenmore washer.
A Kenmore washer that won’t spin or remains stuck on the spin cycle likely has a defective lid switch, door latch, drive motor, stator assembly, or drive belt. A quick fix would be to look for blockages in the agitator or manually turn the drum to force the appliance to go into a spin cycle.