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Manage My Life

Why is my Kenmore Elite dryer model 110.8508 completely dead?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
December 24th, 2008

I have a Kenmore Elite dryer model number 110.8508. The serial number is MT1806207. It is completely dead. There is no voltage. The manual said to change to control board. I bought the control board 1132644 (8546219) and replaced it. The dryer is still dead. There is no voltage to the buttons or the dryer. It was working fine the day before it quit. It was not making any sounds or giving me any trouble. It just stopped working. What could be wrong?

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Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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Lyle W
If you have not already checked the voltage at the dryer outlet, I recommend doing this first. The third image below shows a diagram of the voltage that you should measure at your dryer outlet. NOTE: You should only check this live voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely measure it using a volt/ohm meter.

If the voltage is okay, I recommend checking the continuity of the dryer outlet and the wiring connections at the terminal block on the back of the dryer.

The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the image below. Using this diagram, you can check the continuity and the connections of the L1 and neutral wires to the electronic control board.

If all the above checks are okay, then you will likely need to replace the control console unless the control board that you replaced is bad. Check all of the wiring connections on the control board that you replaced. Make sure that they properly plugged into the new control board. A technician will normally test the resistance of the switches on the control console before replacing it. I provided the chart that shows this test in the image below. If you are able to use this chart, you can check the console switches. This may help you determine whether the console needs to be replaced.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your dryer.
by Lyle W
December 24th, 2008
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