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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 8787 - Elite HE3 7.0 cu. Ft. Electric Dryer Use And Care Manual

Use and care guide
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Moving care
For power supply cord-connected dryers:
1. Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
For direct-wired dryers:
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical
shock.
1. Disconnect
power.
2. Disconnect wiring.
3. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
4. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.
The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when
you open the door.
To change the drum light
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect
power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back
wall of the dryer. Remove the screw located in the lower right
corner of the cover. Remove the cover.
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise.
Replace the bulb with a 10-watt
appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure with the
screw.
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested
here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer will not run
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check
that 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 Start button firmly pressed?
Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start
button for 2-5 seconds.
No heat
Has a 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 the
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 and hold START to restart the dryer.
"F" Variable (F1, F2, F20) service codes:
Call for service.
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