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Manage My Life

Kenmore Elite HE4 Dryer will not start

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
June 26th, 2013

My dryer will not start. It lights up when i select the settings, but when I push start it beeps once then does nothing.

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Fred M
The door switch can be pried out of the panel. Use a screwdrive to press in on the tab and pry the switch out. I believe there will be enough slack to remove the wires and replace the switch without removing the console. Unplug the dryer first and try to pry the door switch out.
by Fred M
June 26th, 2013
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Joey S
Pat: The door switch is comes with the wire harness attached. The door switch is part #8283288.
by Joey S
June 26th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Would you have the part number for the door switch? Is it called a door switch or door latch kit? Thank you for your assistance.
by Manage My Life
June 25th, 2013
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Joey S
Pat; Based on your symptom and details, I suspect the control is not detecting the door being shut. It could have a faulty door switch. The door switch harness connection can be disconnected from the door switch harness. The door switch can be tested with an Ohm meter after disconnecting the door switch harness connection. You can access the door switch connection after removing the top panel. There are a couple of screws located at the back of the main top to remove. Slide the top back and lift it off. The lid switch harness is located along the top of the left side panel which leads to the door switch. Continuity should be measured with the Ohm meter when connecting the two Ohm meter leads across the blue and white wires when the door is shut. If it does not measure continuity, replace the door switch. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the top panel.
I added an image below to reference.
by Joey S
June 24th, 2013
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Manage My Life
I have Kenmore Elite HE4 electric dryer model 110.85088 400. Timer light shows time, when I push to start, timer light blinks and there are three short beeps. Also the interior light is off. This happened between loads. Also I am looking for service manual for this model. Thank you for all your help.
by Manage My Life
June 23rd, 2013
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Fred M
For an HE 4 dryer model 110.85088400 the trick is to bypass the relay on the control board. The diagram below may be helpful to you. Notice the P1 connector with 4 wires. If you remove the connector and place the jumper wire between the black wire on P1-5 to the light blue P1-4 the motor should run when the dryer is plugged in. Please use caution if you try this and unplug the dryer first.
by Fred M
May 6th, 2013
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Manage My Life
Fred, did you ever assist Doug on the procedure to check on the control relay? I'm having the same issues. I could press the buttons on whichever setting and it displays correctly, but when I push start it beeps and clicks in the control panel area. I changed thermal fuse as well.
by Manage My Life
May 4th, 2013
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Fred M
Doug, just to be sure please reply with the model number. We'll by bypassing the motor rely and I want to be sure we connect the right wires.
by Fred M
March 22nd, 2013
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Manage My Life
sure Fred, what guage wire do you suggest, I have 18g to 6g, Just let me know what to do and Im game.
by Manage My Life
March 19th, 2013
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Fred M
If an electric dryer has a new thermal fuse and still does not run then either the cotnrol relay is the problem or the motor is the problem. There is a trick to checking the relay if you fill comfortale with do-it-yourself. You will need a small piece of insulated wire with two bare ends. Let me know if you wish to give it a try.
by Fred M
March 19th, 2013
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Manage My Life
It is an electric dryer, Kenmore elite 4, smartheat quietpak 9, I have replaced the thermal fuse and the thermastor, and I dont see parts of a belt laying around in there. I can turn the drum but there is resistance, so it feels like the belt is still on
by Manage My Life
March 19th, 2013
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Fred M
If an electric dryer doesn't run then the thermal fuse is the best place to start. Check for a broken belt also. Please reply with a model number for more specific information.
by Fred M
March 17th, 2013
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Manage My Life
My dryer has a simular problem, All the buttons seem to work but when you push start it beeps then you hear a click, thought it was the thermal fuse so relaced that as well as the thermastor and still have the same issue, any ideas?
by Manage My Life
March 16th, 2013
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Fred M
You do not need to heat up the thermal fuse to check. The thermal fuse is located on the blower exhaust. The hi-limit and thermal cut-off are located on the element. The thermal cut-off would prevent the dryer from heating but it would still run. If the thermal fuse is bad then the dryer will not run at all.
by Fred M
October 28th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Correction, I replaced the thermistor, not the thermal fuse. I will try the thermal fuse for sure this time. I found it after some more diagram research. Thanks for your patience guys! This is all new to me.
by Manage My Life
October 26th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I have the same dryer, kenmore elite 110.85088400 . Same simpton, beeps once and then nothing. Tested the thermal fuse and replaced the thermal shut off. Still nothing. Anyone have any suggestions? What's funny is that my name is Richard also.
by Manage My Life
October 25th, 2012
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Fred M
The thermal fuse is the most likely cause of your problem. Richard is correct it does not have to the heated to check with a meter.
by Fred M
June 6th, 2012
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Manage My Life
When my dryer didn't work, I replaced the thermal fuse. The fuse is part #3392519. I found it on AppliancePartsPros.com for $9. Got it in two days. I also replaced the thermal cut-off. They are both in the vent tube going out to your vent. You have to pop the two screws off the bottom panel below the dryer door to get to it. On the dryer vent chute, you will see four wires. The two blue ones go to the thermal fuse. The red and black go to the thermal cut-off. Also remember to clean the lint tube venting to the outside of the house.

Note to "Rich" - You do not need to heat up to test. If the thermal fuse is open, it's bad. Same for thermal cut-off.
by Manage My Life
June 5th, 2012
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Fred M
If the fuse tested bad then it is most likely the reason the dryer is not running. The fuse can be obtained from the following link:

ll provide instructions.
by Fred M
May 28th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I pulled the thermal fuse and the thermal resistor. Using a regular tester, it appears the fuse is bad. But do I need to heat it up to test???
by Manage My Life
May 26th, 2012
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Fred M
Check the thermal fuse and let me know what you find. If you don't have a meter then let me know and I'll tell you another way to test the fuse. _Remember to unplug the dryer first. _
by Fred M
October 6th, 2011
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Fred M
If an electric dryer doesn't run then the problem can be with the control relay, thermal fuse, broken belt , door switch or bad motor. The door switch didn't help.

If you have a meter then I'd suggest checking the thermal fuse next. The clicking you hear is most likely the relay on the control.

The thermal fuse is located in the front of the dryer behind the lower access panel.
by Fred M
October 6th, 2011
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Ok, we figured out how to get the top off and replaced it but it still doesn't work. It makes a clicking sound when it beeps in side the metal box on the top where you plug it in, closer to the back of the control panel box.
by Manage My Life
October 5th, 2011
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Manage My Life
I got the switch in the mail today. How do I get the front off to hook up the wire on the inside. My switch is on the top of the hole and not on the bottom like in the diagram.
by Manage My Life
October 5th, 2011
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Fred M
From the description you give I suspect the problem might be the door switch.

The console will light up even if the door switch is bad but it won't run.

The image below will help you access the door switch.

Remember to unplug the dryer first.



The terminals with the blue and white wires should show a circuit when the door is closed. The brown wire operates the drum light.

The switch can be checked with an ohm meter for continuity.

If a switch is needed you can get one at the following link:

Sears PartsDirect

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You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.
by Fred M
October 3rd, 2011
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Manage My Life
Model 110.85088400
by Manage My Life
October 1st, 2011
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afritz afritz
Providing a complete model number to your question will definitely help an expert better your search. If you would like to reply to this thread with a complete model number included than I would be more than happy to assist you. Have a great day.
Answered in 10 hours
by afritz afritz
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