Thank you for choosing ManageMyLife and allowing us this chance to help you. Having a dryer that is having issues can be very frustating. First, I will recommend that you check the house circuit breakers or fuses for the dryer outlet. If the dryer is missing the L2 leg of voltage, the motor will run but the dryer will not heat. If the circuit breakers or fuses are okay, the voltage supply to the dryer should also be measured and confirmed. The voltage must measure 220-240 volts when measuring across the two outer terminals at the terminal block where the power cord is attached. I do no recommend measuring voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so, otherwise I strongly suggest calling service.
SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the appliance before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others. Wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.
Inspect your dryer vent. A clogged or partially blocked dryer vent is a fire hazard and will extend dry time and cost you more money on your energy bills. Perform this inspection every six months. The flickering could indicate a faulty display board or possibly the main control board. If the display appears to show the dryer is running after it stops, the motor could be overheating and the motor thermal protector is opening and shutting the motor off. The heating element requires 220-240 volts in order to heat. The element requires Line One (L1) and Line Two (L2) voltages in order to heat. The control board must close the heater relay and the motor centrifugal switch must close contacts M1 and M2 to complete the L2 voltage before the heater will be supplied with 220-240 volts. I added an image below of the wiring diagram to reference. All the thermostats in the heating circuit and the heating element will need to disconnected and tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. Check the motor to see if it covered in lint. If all the thermostats are closed, and the heating element is Okay as well as the voltage supply, I suspect it may have a faulty control board, display board for flickering and possibly a faulty motor.
to view the link to SearsPartsDirect.com and your specific model dryer so you can view the mechanical drawings or your dryer. I strongly recommend calling a service technician to properly diagnose and repair your dryer.
If you do not feel comfortable repairing this problem yourself, you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician.
to schedule service at the Sears Home Services website.
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