The Kenmore Elite HE3 is 7.2 cu. ft. capacity electric dryer by Kenmore.

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Dryer Won't power up

The Dryer does not have power going to it. Checked outlet, it has power so its not a power outlet issue. The inside light and control panel won;t light up. no beeps nothing. I open the bottom panel and check to see if there were any loose wires, none found. Cleaned out the fan and vent and vacuumed out all lint. Check back electrical cord and it seems to look fine.

Does the Dryer have an restart button? Some articles suggest testing the fuse. Before I do does anyone have any ideas?


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I have the same issue on a Kenmore Elite H4 gas dryer. No lights to control panel and no inside unit door light. My outlet too is hot so it is not house wiring.

I bought this dryer and trailered across town, 10 miles. The owner said he checked dryer before I bought and everything worked, panel lit up.

I have taken top off inspected for loos wires, and control panel board appearance. There is no melt down and the resistor canisters on board are normal size, not blown. I removed board from housing and there are no tell tail hot spots. Board looks like new, but I know you can not tell by looking. However, I do not know how to test board, Perhaps you can not, I just don't know.

I will look at thermal fuse next but doubt that is the issue as it comes in after the control board. The only thing I find on line is corroded ribbon harness conncetors, I do not think that is the issue here. I o would like to find a reset switch,, but don't think one exist. The only boot on this is to boot out the door. Let me know i you figure out what went wrong with your no power dryer, thanks, and I will do the same.

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