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Hi Tyler. I think you may have helped me before. I'm pretty sure you may have hit the nail right on the head and it would have been something I would never have thought about. When I went to my friends house to look at the problem the machine would not work with lid down. So I thought the lid might hinge like a dryer top and put my screwdriver between lid and base and began to gently pry up. It didn't seem like it wanted to pop up so I stopped prying and closed the lid. Bingo. The washer started right up. Maybe I moved the bar just enough to activate switch again. How do you actually gain access to that metal bar? I just want to take a look at it.
Thanks Tyler. I appreciate your quick response. I hope you have a great day. Regards, Dave
Hey Tyler. Thought this might be of some interest to you. The link to U-Tube was perfect. Got to the switch with no problem and could see one of the 3 male poles was burned on the switch. That was not the end of it. The 3 pin female connector had a corresponding burn in it as well. So I clipped that connector off and took it to the parts store. Guess what? They do not just sell that connector by itself. You have to buy the $80 wiring harness and completely rewire. But I fixed them. I drilled out the offending female connection and went to Radio Shack and purchased another single connection piece. I attached a wire to it and pushed it back in to the original burned connector. I spliced the 3 wires back together and connected the female and male connectors together. Cost? $4 Plus a little labor.
After my repairs the connector works just like the original. You can plug and unplug it as many times as you want. I just replaced the burned pin in the connector I cut off and simply reconnected the snipped wires with wire nuts.
Me too. Hey. I have a new question for you. I typed it all out but for some reason I do not see it going to you. Did you receive it? I want to make sure you get credit for a new question not related to the safety switch.
I'll give it another shot. Should be easy. My daughter has a Kenmore 90 Model# XXXXX dryer which scorched a load of laundry. I took a look at it today and found the 30+ feet of dryer vent was almost completely full of lint. Of course I took down the entire line and cleaned it out.
I also checked the timer and it appears to be working in all positions. And by working I mean it is turning as you would expect while dryer is operational.
I also checked the dial which controls the heat modes. In each of the heat modes I hear the gas valve opening and closing as the unit calls for heat.
Everything seems to be working perfectly now but one thing still troubles me. I do a lot of HVAC servicing and most furnaces I work on have a heat sensor to prevent such overheating of the combustion chamber/heat exchanger. Does this model of dryer have any such sensor? I would appreciate your thoughts on this issue. Hope you are having a great day. Dave
I removed vent from back of dryer and cleaned all the way to where the vent exited. I also reached in to the dryer vent exit at back of dryer and all was clear to that point. Then I ran the dryer without the vent line being attached and I had what I would consider full flow of air coming out the back of the dryer. In addition, I removed the lint trap and cleaned any lint from the exhaust holes which lead from the drum and thru the filter. I do not think there is any more lint from lint trap to exit point on back of dryer due to the air flow I am feeling. Does this make sense to you?
No. Not at all. I think everything is working perfectly now. I was just a little confused about the lint issue. But if you think I have done everything I can possibly do to make sure I am lint free from lint trap to exit point of house then I am happy. Guess I should have mentioned this is a gas dryer. Ooops. Sorry. That's what happens when you are pushing 60. Don't know how I forgot to tell you that. But the gas valve is cycling on and off so I know that is operational. I believe the problem is solved but if you can think of anything else, just fire away.