20 Most Recent Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer - Page 8 Questions & Answers


Iwopink --
First you need to remove all the sheet metal screws on the console back panel. The plastic side trim cap pieces are clip-fit. Look carefully at the dis-assembly diagrams online.
PDF service manual is available for download at:
[http://www.allrepairmanuals.com/kenmore-dryer.htm?model_number=110.70882990]
Replacement parts are available from:
[http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/]
Owners manual is available at:
[http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/search?sid=MMHMxSearsx00019&query=11070882990+KENMORE]
If you are still having problems, write back. -- SWT

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010


Wet clothes are electrically conductive. As the wet clothes tumble, they touch the two metal bars in the drum.8ce8a4f.jpg There is a capacitor on the control that is trying to build up a charge, but when wet clothes create a short from one bar to the other, this charge is released to the frame of the dryer, therefore discharging the capacitor.9c13fc0.jpg As long as the capacitor charge is low, the control knows the clothes are wet. As the clothes become dryer, they short the bars fewer and fewer times. Once the capacitor charge builds to a certain level, the control knows the clothes are mostly dry, and it advances the program to the final timed portion, usually less than 20 minutes, some of which is a cool down portion to reduce wrinkling. If your dryer is eratic, that means the control capacitor sometimes ain't getting discharged. This can be due to a few different reasons: 1. Sensing bar wire is disconnected or broken; 2. Load is not large enough (remember the bars must be contacted repeatedly); 3. Bars are "coated" by fabric softener build up and need to be cleaned with Windex or 409. 4. Defective control board. 5. Airflow is restricted and moisture can't escape the drum.1986379.jpg 6. Corrosion built-up on sensing board connection.(yank out the board and clean the contacts that sometimes is all it takes) Address the airflow condition and load size. Clean the sensor bars and make sure the wires are all connected securely.

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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010


Both the flame detect0bbc370.jpg and the igniter has to have continuity. 98f97da.jpgIf it work a little bit but quits then the solenoids are getting hot and failing. A common problem on gas dryers89b9845.jpgIf you aint got any heat at all and all of the gas assembly stuff is fine, then you needs to check the safetys thermodiscs for continuity. These thermodiscs called Klixons mount where the air temp can effectively bend the bi-metal inside and kill the circuit. Any of these sensors trip the circuit if an overheating situation should occur during the heating cycle.ec94686.jpg
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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Aug 09, 2010


The first thing to check is the igniter if it is glowing red hot or not. The issue is in the gas valve solenoid coils if the igniter glows red hot but no gas is being ignited, replace both gas valve solenoids. Otherwise, check the continuity of the high-limit thermostat on the burner outlet box and the thermal fuse and cycling thermostat on the blower housing. Remove the rear access panel to access these parts at the rear of the dryer. These parts are normally closed and wired in series with the gas valve assembly. Any discontinuity found simply implies the part has failed and cut the power going to the gas valve assembly resulting in the no heat issue.

Replace both the high-limit thermostat if it has failed and both the thermal fuse and the cycling thermostat if the thermal fuse has failed. Failure of the thermal fuse simply indicates the failure of the cycling thermostat to cycle and regulate the dryer temperature below the thermal fuse limit.

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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Aug 08, 2010


the motor is cooked,i live in the boston area and we had some bad floods a few months ago,all i did for two weeks was change out dryer motors,you can try to spin the drum and hold in the door switch and have someone else hold in the start button to see if it will start but you have to change out the dryer or get a new one if it's in rough shape

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Aug 06, 2010


CHECK IF THE WATER GOT INTO THE VENT SYSTEM. MAKE SURE THE VENT IS CLEARED. IF SO, THEN YOUR COILS(TWO ROUND BLACK PART, ONE WITH TWO TERMINALS, OTHER HAS THREE). USE OHM METER CHECK ACROSS THE TWO TERM, SHOULD HAVE OHM READINGS. ON THREE TERM., CHECK FROM 1ST TO 2ND TERMS, THEN 1ST TO 3RD, YOU SHOULD HAVE OHM READINGS. IF ALL THESE ARE GOOD, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WATER GOT INTO THE GAS LINE INSIDE THE MACHINE. IF THAT IS CHECKED AND CLEARED, THEN YOUR RADIANT SENSOR IS BAD. IT'S LOCATED NEXT TO THE BURNER UNIT, RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE GLOW PLUG. GOOD LUCK

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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Aug 04, 2010


could be ignitor, solenoid on gas valve or valve itself.  check thermal fuse also.

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010


those are hex or star heads available at any good hardware store..

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 28, 2010


If you pull out the dryer you should be able to remove the back panel.They are behind it.

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 24, 2010


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heatman101

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 22, 2010


get a conversion kit from the manufacture,thats if it can be converted....maybe there is a aftermarket conversion kit...check with your local appliance repair outlet.

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010


when u bought this dryer was it a high altitude model? the thin air dries clothes much more slowly, just allot less molecules of heated gas reaching the clothes, there should be a burner that will replace the one u have, contract sears and tell them the circumstance's.

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010


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heatman101

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 11, 2010


That is a bad motor. Run winding is gone. This video shows how to replace it on a newer model:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm1ZCiAnxto&feature=player_embedded

This video shows how to get to it on older models:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiXD8euFteQ&feature=player_embedded


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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 08, 2010


sounds like the motor is bad.i live near boston,we had bad rain storms a few months ago and all i did was change out dryer motors that were under water

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 04, 2010


you have bad gas coils.when the coils are starting to fail they work until they heat up and then stop working until they cool down and then they will work again,the dryer will work correctly for the first 15 to 30 minutes,then the coils will heat up and stop working not allowing the gas to come in, the gas coils are on top of the gas valve,remove the two phillips screws,remove the cover and change out the coils,easy repair.let me know how you make out.also next time you need help send the model number so whoever is helping you they can look up your machine.

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010


Hi,

Check the blown fuses and home’s circuit breaker tripped. Dryer use 2 household Fuses or a circuit breakers, Replace the Fuses or reset the circuit breaker.

Select a heat setting other than Air Fluff.

Make sure gas supply is on for gas dryer, Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.


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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jun 21, 2010


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Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jun 21, 2010


it could be the bearings or the slides, the slides should cost about $6 each but if its a bearing it might be $200 or more to fix. If the noise is no different with larger sized loads it will be the slides

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on Jun 07, 2010


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. As you have already replaced the igniter the next thing to check is whether there is lint build up inside the exhaust vents, if there is then try to clean it. If everything appears to be fine then check the Thermal fuse attaches to the blower wheel housing of your dryer. It cannot be re-set and must be replaced when continuity between the pins is no longer present. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Kenmore 73952... | Answered on May 30, 2010

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