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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 110.C9787 Series Use & Care Manual

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First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer Operation
Dryer will not run
Has a household fuse blown, or circuit breaker tripped?
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?
Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start
button for 2-5 seconds.
No heat
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Is the valve open on the gas 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 it a gas dryer?
The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
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.
Dryer Results
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 the
Installation Instructions.


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