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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 110.C8787? 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 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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TROUBLESHOOTING

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.
WARNING
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 lint screen 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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