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Help Brits & Europeans! Kenmore/Electrolux Ventless Dryer Problem
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Post# 1018280   12/17/2018 at 12:41 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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The problem is it doesn’t work.


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Post# 1018281 , Reply# 1   12/17/2018 at 12:44 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Post# 1018282 , Reply# 2   12/17/2018 at 13:03 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Here is the link to the parts diagrams:

www.searspartsdirect.com/...



Post# 1018283 , Reply# 3   12/17/2018 at 13:05 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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There is more information there, it should help you to find out what is wrong with the dryer.

Post# 1018291 , Reply# 4   12/17/2018 at 14:00 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I got it plugged in and powered up. It just won’t run. No codes. Says press “start”, I do and nothing happens.


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Post# 1018295 , Reply# 5   12/17/2018 at 14:12 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Did you see this?

www.searspartsdirect.com/...



Post# 1018297 , Reply# 6   12/17/2018 at 14:15 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Well power supply is good, door switch works (light illuminates), probably either the power button or the thermal fuse.


Post# 1018348 , Reply# 7   12/17/2018 at 19:48 by henene4 (Germany)        

The door light should turn off shortly after the door is closed.

It will turn off after a slightly longer time if the door stays open.



So just the light working dosen't indicate a good doorswitch.

Turn the machine on with the door closed, wait until the light goes off, open the door.
The light should come back on.

Have you checked the service menu? There are more exact codes in there.

Depending on how you checked the door switch you might want to check wiring.



A thermal fuse would not keep the start button from working.

Neither would â broken motor.

It still could be the PCB that just not recognizing the door isn't ^closed.


Does the start button light even flash?


Post# 1018412 , Reply# 8   12/18/2018 at 09:29 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Light goes on when door opened.
Start light does not flash.
The owners manual states there are, “2 house fuses in the dryer circuit.” (See pic)
I have been randomly informed the dryer needs to have clothes in it to run...I neglected to load it when testing...
I got some leads to track down. The “2 house fuses”? What is that referring to I wonder.


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Post# 1018415 , Reply# 9   12/18/2018 at 10:07 by marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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Two house fuses:

In an older North American home, there will have been two separate fuses for the 240 V electric dryer circuit. One fuse for each of the two 120 V hot legs. These days you would generally find a circuit breaker that will only allow both legs to be either on or off; the breaker will not allow one leg to be on and the other to be off.

All of the non-heater components (e.g. motor, timer etc.) in a typical American dryer are connected between neutral and one of the two hot legs (giving 120 V). The heater is connected between both hot legs (giving 240 or 208 V). So if one of the two fuses were to blow, depending which one had blown, you could have power to the dryer for everything but the heater. This would cause the dryer to run and appear to operate normally but not heat.

This doesn't appear to be what's happening in your case. Your problem doesn't fit with the description in the troubleshooting guide regarding two house fuses. However, it may still be worth checking the wiring to make sure that the dryer does indeed have all 4 wires connected correctly and to confirm that it does have a good connection to both of the hots, the neutral and the ground. A faulty electrical connection could be something worth ruling out.


Post# 1018417 , Reply# 10   12/18/2018 at 11:02 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Non Starting 24" Electrolux Chinese Condenser Dryer

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You need a wiring diagram to figure out what is at fault.

The light going on does indicate a good door switch, An open thermal fuse could keep the start button from responding, There is probably a belt-break switch this could be the problem, either a broken or disconnected belt or a bad BB switch.

Most likely everything in this dryer runs on 240 volts unlike the typical American dryer where most parts except the heater element run on 120 volts, American dryers are built this way so gas versions can be easily built with most electrical parts being interchangeable.

[ It would be too dangerous to allow Electrolux and the Chinese to build this dryer in gas, LOL ]

John L.


Post# 1018453 , Reply# 11   12/18/2018 at 19:50 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
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Replace with a Whirlpool top filter or better yet Speed Queen vented dryer. I am NOT making this up!
WK78


Post# 1018484 , Reply# 12   12/19/2018 at 08:34 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Just for the record, that dryer was made in Poland like many Electrolux products.

Post# 1018513 , Reply# 13   12/19/2018 at 14:30 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Could the problem be a start capacitor on the actual motor?

Post# 1018514 , Reply# 14   12/19/2018 at 15:10 by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
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Hi, just a thought does your dryer have a selectable child lock as some washers have which disables the controls. Usually accessed by pressing 2 buttons together or holding one down for a few seconds. Regards Nigel.

Post# 1018577 , Reply# 15   12/20/2018 at 00:19 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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There is no indicator light showing a child lock is engaged.


Post# 1018840 , Reply# 16   12/22/2018 at 14:08 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Well, put clothes in it and the SOB runs...who’d-a-thunk-it.
The start light flashed, and after a brief delay it started.
That said it is very finicky and will not always start back up again when you think it should, if you stop it.


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