Troubleshooting Dryer - Kenmore 110.98752 Use And Care Manual

24" wide (61 cm) laundry center washer - gas dryer
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Were sharp items removed from pockets
before washing?
Empty pockets, zip zippers, snap or hook fasteners before
washing to avoid snagging and tearing of load.
Were strings and sashes tied to avoid tangling? Straps
and strings can easily become entangled in the load, causing
strain on seams and tearing.
Were items damaged before washing? Mend rips and
broken threads in seams before washing.
Did you overload the washer? The wash load must be
balanced and not overloaded. Loads should move freely
during washing.
Did you add chlorine bleach properly? Do not pour chlorine
bleach directly onto load. Wipe up bleach spills. Undiluted
bleach wil damage fabrics. Do not place load items on top of
the bleach dispenser when loading and unloading the washer
(on some models). Do not use more than the manufacturer's
amount for a full load.
Did you follow
the manufacturer's
care label instructions?
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
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the
problem continues, call an electrician.
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?
No heat
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the
problem continues, call an electrician.
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
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.
Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal operating
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.
Timer will not noticeably
Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry? The timer moves
slowly and continuously
for the time setting.
Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying? The timer moves only
when the clothing is mostly dry.
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 metat vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to folow
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 the Installation
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 the Installation



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