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How can I fix my HE4 Gas dyer it will not start

I change the Thermal fuse it still will not start, comes on but beeps and does not start

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Kenmore Whirlpool Dryer Won Start Easy Fix What to Test When Whirlpool or Kenmore Dryer Won Start or Run Kenmore Whirlpool Dryer Won Start Easy Fix

Electric dryer no start does nothing

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.


NEXT 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

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

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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SOURCE: Thermal fuse

remove the bottom paneland look y the heating element there should be a mini manual down there with a wiring diagram

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SOURCE: i have a kenmore he4 no. 110.85871400. i have no

Check thermistor with ohm meter, make sure you unplug unit first, make sure wires are removed from thermistor or you will read ohms thru the wiring. If thermistor checks ok, the you have a relay board problem. replace power board.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore HE4. Have same issue of dryer giving two

check your door switch take it off. if you have a meter check continuity when button is pressed you should have continuity. if you dont try tapping on it with a screw driver and putting it back together. let me know if this helps

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite HE4 gas dryer won't start

I had the same symptoms and it was a bad motor relay. This happened twice within 5 years.

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SOURCE: my kenmore elite he4 dryer wont start

kenore elite oasis dryer won't start, when start button is held down it flashes F, book says call service center

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