Troubleshooting Dryer - Kenmore 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Use And Care Manual

24-inch wide laundry center washer- electric dryer
Hide thumbs


Table of Contents
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily
Check the following:
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
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
If you do not feel air movement,
clean exhaust
system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or
flexible metal vent (see "Installation Instructions").
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with heavy
metal or flexible metal vent (see "Installation
Has a fuse blown, or a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers
use 2 household fuses or breakers. The drum may be turning
but you may not have heat.
Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for
the types of garments being dried (see "Drying, Cycle and
Temperature Tips").
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one
fabric softener sheet and only use it once.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature
45°F (7°C)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45°F (7°0).
Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet?
Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water
and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer will not run
Is the power cord plugged in or power connected?
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the START button firmly pressed?
Is a cycle selected?
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.
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Is the load properly sorted?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
Is the load too big or too heavy?
Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
Was the load overdried?
Use correct dryer settings for load type. Overdrying can
cause lint-attracting
static electricity (see "Drying, Cycle, and
Temperature Tips").
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Is pilling being mistaken for lint?
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and
Stains on load or color change
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially-dried
load can
stain your garments.
Were items soiled when placed in the dryer?
Items should be clean before being dried.
Were items properly sorted?
Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items from
Items shrinking
dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Bid theload
Check the manufacturer's
care label. Match dryer setting to
load type (see "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips").
Loads are wrinkled
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Did theload
Check the manufacturer's
care label. Match dryer setting to
load type (see "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips").
Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in
the area where your laundry center is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, re-wash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open?
Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling?
Were care label instructions
Were items damaged before drying?
Page 27


Table of Contents

  Related Manuals for Kenmore 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER

This manual is also suitable for:


Table of Contents