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Kenmore dryer no power

Common reasons your Kenmore dryer has no power

The most common reasons your Kenmore dryer has no power are a defective electronic control board, defective power supply board or an open heating element.

  • 59%

    59% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 19%

    19% of the time it's the
    Power Supply Board

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Heating Element

  • 12%

    12% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Kenmore dryer

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When your dryer has no power, a defective electronic control board could be preventing the control panel from powering up. Wires connect the user interface control board in the control panel to the electronic control board inside the dryer. When a defective electronic control board fails to send power and proper signals to the user interface control and control panel, the dryer won’t turn on. When your dryer is completely dead, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the problem.


    Power Supply Board Replacement

    If your dryer has no power at all, a defective power supply board may need replacing. The power supply board distributes electrical current from the dryer power cord to the electronic control board and other components in the dryer. When the power supply board doesn’t send power to the electronic control board or the control panel, the dryer won’t power up. When your dryer is completely dead, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and check the dryer. The technician will replace the power supply board if it’s defective.

    Heating Element Replacement

    An open heating element could be causing the problem when your dryer has no power. An open (or broken) heating element can short against metal inside the dryer cabinet and cause the house circuit breaker for the dryer to trip. If you reset the tripped breaker and tips right away when you try to turn the dryer on, then you should have a Sears Home Services Technician check the dryer. The technician will replace the heating element if it’s open.

    What to expect when you experience a Kenmore dryer no power issue

    How is the no power problem fixed?

    Correcting most no power problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, power supply board or heating element. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer that has no power

    When the dryer has no power it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.

    What to look out for with a dryer no power diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Dryer Not Heating? 5 DIY Troubleshooting Tips for Dryer Problems

    These simple DIY tips from our dryer experts will help troubleshoot the reason your dryer won’t heat.

    They call them dryers for a reason. They’re supposed to actually dry your clothes. So when you’ve got wet clothes after running a load in the dryer, your appliance isn’t doing its job.

    Before you panic, though, not all dryer problems require a visit from a technician. Derrick Baylor, an appliance expert at Sears, offers his advice for troubleshooting common problems that could lead to a dryer not heating up — and simple ways to fix them.

    Additional possible Kenmore dryer symptoms you may experience

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