Front-load dryers are pretty convenient, but they do have one major flaw—when they break, they can be extremely difficult to fix on your own.
This video explains how to fix a Kenmore Elite front load dryer that isn’t heating properly.
The steps may vary slightly depending on the model, but they should all follow the same basic procedure.
These types of dryers are notorious for breaking down in ways that are costly and inconvenient to repair, so if you can fix it yourself, it could save you hundreds of dollars.
Is there a breaker tripped, or is your dryer not getting power? Check to make sure that your dryer’s fuse hasn’t blown. To do so, turn off the power to your washer at the main circuit panel.
Flip it back on and check if everything’s working; if there’s still no power to your dryer, you’ll need to replace a fuse. If everything checks out and you’re still not getting a heat, move on to step two below.
Clean Out Vent Hose
One of the easiest things you can do to get your dryer heating is to clean out any lint that may have built up in your vent hose.
This should be done on a regular basis but is especially important if you are experiencing problems with your dryer.
Depending on how long it has been since you last cleaned out your vent hose, you may find a lot of lint inside. If so, turn off your dryer and use a vacuum to remove as much lint as possible.
You might need someone else’s help to unplug and move around your dryer while you’re cleaning it because accessing all parts of it isn’t always easy.
Once you’ve finished vacuuming out as much lint as possible, follow the instructions for drying clothes without heat.
Check Lint Filter
One of the most common causes of a dryer, not heating is a clogged vent. Sometimes small items like socks or paper towels can get caught up in your dryer’s lint filter and prevent proper airflow.
If you are using a regular vacuum to clean your filter, be sure to use it with an attachment designed for cleaning filters. Otherwise, make sure that your vent hose isn’t kinked and that there aren’t any holes in it.
If you do find holes, replace them with steel mesh duct tape until you can have them repaired professionally. (If your lint filter doesn’t have one, install one immediately.)
Replace Heater Assembly
The most common cause of a front-load dryer, not heating is a broken heater assembly. The heating element and temperature sensor are located inside a sturdy metal or plastic housing, which sits inside your dryer.
If you’ve done some research online and found that others have had similar issues with their Kenmore Elite front load dryers, it’s likely that your heater assembly has gone bad.
This can happen due to frequent use, age, or even because of an appliance repair person who didn’t replace it correctly after they worked on your machine.
The heat and temperature sensors may also need replacing if they’re damaged or faulty.
Replacing these parts will be fairly easy—you’ll just need to purchase new parts and then change them out yourself in about an hour.
Also read: Fix Kenmore Elite HE5 Dryer Not Heating
Also watch this video to fix your issue
There are a few different reasons why your Kenmore Elite Front Load Dryer is not heating. Before you start digging into it, find out if you have any of these issues or if your dryer has a separate problem that requires its own solution.
Knowing which one you have will help you to select and try each possible solution with confidence because only one will work for your specific problem.
With that in mind, here are some of them: 1. Faulty thermal fuse 2. Water sensor 3. Door switch 4. Start capacitor 5. Thermostat and so on.