20 Most Recent Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer Questions & Answers


you have reassembled it incorrectly and now the motor cannot drive the drum

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Nov 25, 2017


did the drum stop turning,when motors overheat they smell realy bad.

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Jul 15, 2017


Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.
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Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

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Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Jan 05, 2017


The door actuator usually consists of two parts. There should be a tab that sticks down from the top of the recess that the door folds into. When the door shuts this tab presses on a switch mounted inside the dryer housing. This is a normally open switch. You will likely need to open the dryer to access this switch. Be sure to first unplug your dryer.

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Feb 16, 2016


it is suppose to stop when the door is open!

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Dec 30, 2015


The switch behind door is bad, It keeps letting current flow through. God-Bless!

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Dec 29, 2015


Msybe belt.maybe drum is stuck somehow id assume ur hearing motor.it may need new brushes (cheap)

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Jul 17, 2015


first check the vent outside to see if it is blowing air out strong, then check for heat.

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on May 22, 2015


if it sticks and does not advance , some cycles work and others dont

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015


I suspect ur terminal block has a problem

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015



check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


check it for continuity? not voltage, then check for full voltage at the terminal and the outlet

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015


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Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015


In answer to your question, if you can replace the duct with hard, straight duct, do it. Flex duct has alot of restriction to it and easily collects lint which inhibits air flow, thus, long drying times. But before doing that, I would be sure that all the elements were working.
You can 3" and 4" duct from Home Depot or Lowes. Pretty common stuff. I did mine and that is where I got it. Cut my drying time in more than half.

Good Luck and hope this helps.

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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Dryer Runs, but Does not Heat


This advice is for all ELECTRIC Dryers that have a "No Heat" problem.

Symptom: Dryer turns on, drum spins, but you have no heat.

Any of the following components are more than likely suspect as being bad:

Heating Element
Thermal Cut-Out
Hi-Limit Thermostat

All these components COMBINED, should cost less than $100. If you fix it yourself, you will avoid the additional cost for labor.


If the dryer isn't blowing ANY air at all, but the drum still turns, you may have a bad blower fan assembly inside the dryer. Or, the blower fan assembly may be clogged.

If your dryer performance has been failing (i.e., clothes taking longer to dry), it may be for a reason. You need to ask yourself when the last time you cleaned the dryer ventilation. If you can't remember, or if it has never been done, this can contribute to the dryer failing. All dryers need proper air flow in order to dry properly. If the ducting becomes clogged, the heating circuits will actually overheat and eventually fail. This usually results in the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) blowing or the Heating Element failing or BOTH. When these components fail, they must be replaced. Remove the dryer hose from the back of the dryer and inspect it thoroughly from where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. It should be clear with no kinks or clogs. If your vent line runs under a crawl space make sure it is suspended above the ground and has no sags where lint could collect. RULE OF THUMB: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent duct, the BETTER. After you inspect the vent ducting, turn the dryer on and make sure you have forceful air flow coming form the dryer. This will prove that your blower fan is working properly or not. Since you stated that your dryer is not currently heating, the air will be cold, but you should still have some force behind it. If the air flow is weak, you need to clean the duct work INSIDE the dryer. It is important to keep a dryer checked routinely. I recommend once per season (that's 4 times per year). Dryers are the cause of many house fires. These fires are due to lint accumulations inside the unit catching on fire. A little preventive maintenance can prevent significant problems in the future.

Getting to the heating circuit to determine if the components are good or bad is the next step. If your dryer has the lint screen on the top of the unit, you will need to remove the back panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits. If the dryer has the lint screen in the door, you will need to remove the lower kick panel under the door by using a putty knife to release the retaining clips. They will be located along the seam in the front about 2 inches in from each side. If this is a Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet, the lower lick panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge of the panel. (HINT: placing a block of wood under the front feet of the dryer can make access much easier). If your dryer has no lower kick panel, you have to remove the entire front panel on these models. This is accomplished by lifting the dryer top and removing the screws that hold the front panel in place.

NOTE: The heating circuit should be troubleshot with the dryer UNPLUGGED. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off. Resistance readings are as follows:

Heating Element (located inside heater box) – remove the two leads from the ceramic terminals on the heating element and take a reading across the terminal points. It should read 9 - 13 ohms.

Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) (mounted to the heater box.) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

Hi-Limit Thermostat (mounted to the heater box, closest to the heating element leads) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

If any of the above readings are abnormal, replace the component. NOTE: If the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat is defective it is highly recommended by most manufacturers to replace BOTH components at the same time. They are often sold as a set. Without doing so, these components can cause potentially fail again.


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on Nov 08, 2014 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer


This video gives instructions on how to locate and replace fuse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1obHbwPfw9s

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014


try e spares on the internet they have most parts or can order them

Kenmore 62602... | Answered on Jul 10, 2014

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