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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 110.8756 Series Use And Care Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer will not run
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check
to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both
circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset
the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?
Electric dryers require 240 volt power supply. Check with a
qualified electrician.
Was a regular fuse used?
Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Power button pressed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?
Press and hold for 1 second.
No heat
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric
dryers use 2 fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or
reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
Unusual sounds
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum
and front or rear of the dryer?
Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
Clean out pockets before laundering.
Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to
back and side to side?
The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See
"Installation
Instructions."
Is the clothing knotted
or balled up?
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to
vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Dryer displaying
code message
"PF" (power failure), check the following:
Was the drying cycle interrupted
by a power failure?
Press POWER, and then press and hold START to restart the
dryer.
"E" Variable (El, E2, E3) service codes:
Call for service.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily,
drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
Is the lint screen clogged
with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow
these instructions can result
in death
or fire.
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement.
If you do not
feel air movement,
clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See
"Venting Requirements."
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See "Plan Vent
System."
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
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