Samuel Y: The model # of my stackable Kenmore dryer is 417.99160810. It does not
start when the button is pushed. I cannot seem to find a fuse. I did a
continuity test on the thermastat and it checked ok. Any suggestions? Thx
Rick Altis: Fixed dryer with this excellent how to video...Thanks!
Candis Daugherty: My dryer was making very high-pitched squeaking noises, then one day would
not run. I would push start, it would run for a few seconds, and then
stop. I watched the videos which suggested the squeaking was coming from
the idler pulley or drum bearings. I ended up replacing idler pulley, drum
bearings (which were practically not turning at all due to large amounts of
hair/threads wound around the spokes), and I replaced the belt. Dryer will
now run on the air/no heat cycle. However, when I try to start it on the
drying cycle, it runs for a few seconds again and then stops. It does heat
for those few seconds, and even seems to be overheating. Would this be
symptomatic of the thermal fuse as described in this video?
Julie Bartlett: Amazing video!! So thorough and helpful!! You saved me from needing to
spend more money on a repairman or a new dryer, at christmas time no less!!
Thank you so much!!
Anas Alhadad: thank you so much for the fully detailed step by step clip.
i did use your instructions to replace the fuses in my dryer and it worked
fine for 4 times, then the Thermal Fuse died again!
do you have any suggestions?
thanks again for sharing your professional experience with us.
javier moreira: good video
canyonman1963: You are welcome!
Rudy Martinez: Thank you... I appreciate you..
canyonman1963: Most are, but not all. they make a 27 inch and a 29 inch standard dryer,
and then they make compact dryers as well. A lot of the parts are the same,
but you should always look up what you need for your dryer using your model
number to get the right part, OR get the part number right off the part
that went bad.
piddler51: Btw, I will be checking your videos out. I think I will find some useful
info in them. In my case, I am familiar with working on appliances. Been
awhile though, until recently.
canyonman1963: It doesnt matter for a 2-wire tstat or fuse, but now there are models that
have 3 and 4 wires going to tstats, and on these it does matter. It is
simply good practice, having wires on correct terminals always matters on
switches (such as 3 to 5 wires on push to start switch) so to be in a "best
practices" frame of mind when working with wiring is helpful to less
experienced persons working on something they are not familiar with. It
just matters more times than not, so best to stay in the habbit
Rudy Martinez: very good video . Thank you sir. I will be changing thermal fuse and
operating thermostat tomorrow. Does home depot have the part?
canyonman1963: Thats great, I hope the videos will be of use to you!
1OkiesKid: I don't know if your earlier video is any better, but in this one your
fingers are in the way!! Not showing a close up is another negative! You
didn't even shoe what the parts looked like! It seems you were to intent on
talking about and showing the sharp edges! Informative, but not visual and
isn't that what videos are all about?
Rudy Martinez: Are the parts universal for all whirlpool dryers..
canyonman1963: Sure, visual is important, and I just re-watched the video. Unless you
don't know what a terminal is, and how to touch it with a test lead, I
don't see this as being a problem. Now, if you DON'T know how to touch a
terminal with a test lead, then this type of repair is above your
capabilities. Anyone that is a little bit mechanically inclined even should
be able to use this without any problems. Oh, and not getting cut IS
important. People CAN get seriously injured if not careful of the edges!
piddler51: Tell me why it is so important to place wires back on the stats in a
certain way. I don't remember it ever making a difference. If so, wouldn't
it be important to not put the stats back on " upside down "? In my mind,
there is no "upside down" for a stat. I really am not arguing the point, I
just don't understand this. I mean a stat will let power through either way
just completing/opening/closing a circuit. I have seen this same thing
posted elsewhere. always confuses me a little.
canyonman1963: No, I dont think home depot will have it, You will need to go to an
appliance parts store to buy the parts. Try google for appliance parts and
your city to find one in your area. Thanks for watching my video!
LarryManlo: Thanks help me out a lot
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