04:16AM | 06/27/06
Member Since: 06/26/06
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I have a 12-year-old, model #110.96272100 Kenmore dryer. Yesterday, after a few loads, it stopped working. When you push the start button, nothing happens. I checked the breaker (no problem), I checked for power at the receptacle and the wiring connections on the dryer (no problem), and I looked at the exhaust hose (no obstructions).

I'm wondering if its a switching problem, but I'm not sure how to check this. Also, I understand that, on some models, this happens when the belt goes. And, obviously, the motor could be shot. I don't want to start disassembling if its just the switch though.

Any input would be appreciated.



08:54AM | 06/27/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** model #110.96272100 Kenmore dryer. **

That is a Whirlpool built dryer model.

** I'm wondering if its a switching problem **

The only way to determine that is through testing. No one here is likely going to be able to tell you without having access to the dryer to do actual testing.

** I understand that, on some models, this happens when the belt goes. **

It can, however, your model does not appear to have a 'belt break' switch so that is not a possibility *in your case*.

Other possibilities for that symptom on your dryer model include an electrically open thermal fuse (see the following link) mounted on the blower housing, a problem with the door switch or its actuator, contacts in the timer and maybe the motor itself.

- Kenmore 110.96272100 Thermal Fuse


BTW. If you're unfamiliar working on such a design of dryer, Whirlpool has a good repair manual (see the following link) which should cover most of the common problems on it.

- Whirlpool/Kenmore Dryer Repair Manual



Dan O.

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