I have a Kenmore model 41788052700 electric dryer. I purchased it in 4/08.
Everything was running fine till 2 months ago. Then it would occasionally
during a cycle and beep with all the control lights flashing and not
had a service guy come out and the machine worked perfect. A week after he
it started again. I have checked and cleaned out the dryer vent. Checked
installed completely new vent tube. There are no obstructions. Now I cant
machine to stay running at all. You can make all your selections and it
will run a
few minutes, stop and start beeping as the lights flash. Is this just a
replace the control panel or are there 50 other things that can be wrong.
machine has a moisture sensor from my understanding. Does that go bad? It
this on all the settings. You can feel that the dryer does heat up
it starts. it just doesn't keep running.
Being that it worked for a week or so after the repairman was there, I'd
personally open it up and take a good look at the electronics, looking
for faulty electrical connections. Mainly poor solder joints, loose
wire connectors, and sometimes loose IC's in sockets, if any are in sockets.
As long as mechanical timers types are available, I would never buy an
appliance with all the extra electronic bullshit they put into them.
I see how I wrote something that could be mis understood. When the service
came he did nothing to the machine. It worked fine while he was there and
said he could not find anything wrong. I will take the advise though and
out the electrical connections. That makes a lot of sense.
Second to Tony's opinion. Mechanical timers have been around forever
and the bugs are pretty well worked out. The designers that use
electronic controls put all sorts of goodies into the control options,
that just make that much more to go bad, plus making diagnosing the
problem that much more complicated.
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