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kenmore elite hg3 dryer not working

My Kenmore HE3 Dryer was working fine and 2 days ago it stopped working. I tested the safety switches in tyhe vent, theyre both in the closed position. I hear the relay on the board clicking in when I close the door and press start so the door switch is working. How can I confirm whether or not the board is bad? Is there any way I can test it or does it need to be replaced?

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Lyle W
Here are the 4th and 5th images.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Kenmore
March 4th, 2011
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Lyle W
The wiring diagram for a basic electric and gas HE3 dryer is shown in the image below. The motor circuit is traced in dark blue. Since you hear the relay on the control board clicking, it is likely that the control board is okay. On an electric HE3 dryer, you could have a blown thermal fuse that is preventing the dryer from running. A broken drive belt could prevent both types of HE3 dryers (gas and electric) from running. The second image below shows how to remove the bottom front service panel on the dryer. I recommend that you

unplug the dryer

and remove that panel. Check to see if the dryer belt is okay. If the belt is broken, you can order a replacement belt from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. The 3rd and 4th images show how to replace the drive belt in this type of dryer.

If you have an electric dryer, you can check the thermal fuse using the procedure shown in this video:

Thermal Fuse Testing

. If you find no problems with the belt and the thermal fuse (in the electric dryer) then you can access the control board as shown in the 5th image (with the dryer still

unplugged

). Check the resistance through the blue wires that connect to the control board on pins P1-3 and P1-4. You should measure between 1 and 6 ohms through this circuit (traced in blue and light blue on the wiring diagram). If the resistance of that circuit is okay, then you are not likely getting the voltage out of the control board even though the relay is apparently clicking. In this situation, you would probably need to replace that control board.

I hope that this information helps. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details and the full model number of your HE3 dryer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Kenmore
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Dryer diagnosis can be difficult. I located a previous expert post with this problem that may help. If you would like to schedule service, an option is to visit Sears Home Services and use the scheduler. Hope this helps you find the answer.
by Manage My Life
March 3rd, 2011
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