How to Disconnect the Buzzer on a Kenmore Dryer

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Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Wire cutters

  • 4 small wire nuts

The buzzer that sounds at the end of a drying cycle on a Kenmore dryer may not be necessary in your particular situation. You may want to avoid disturbing a small child or elderly person, or maybe the buzzer is just an annoyance to you. No matter what the reason, you can easily and quickly disconnect the buzzer on your Kenmore dryer by implementing a procedure that will not require very much time or effort.

Step 1

Unplug the dryer's electrical cord from the wall outlet. This is essential to performing the task safely.

Step 2

Remove the screws on the end caps of the control console. Look for two to three screws on each side, depending on the specific model of Kenmore dryer you have.

Step 3

Flip the control console up into the service position. The console should stay up on its own.

Step 4

Locate the buzzer mechanism, a small black box connected to the timer. You should see two wires leading into the buzzer mechanism.

Step 5

Cut the two wires connected to the buzzer mechanism but leave several inches of wires connected in case you wish to reconnect the buzzer at a later date.

Step 6

Twist small wire nuts onto the ends of each of the four wires. Lower the control console and replace the screws.


Damon Koch

Damon Koch has years of writing experience ranging from software manuals to song lyrics. His writing has appeared in software manuals for Human Arc and on the CDs "Small Craft Advisory" and "Impersonating Jesus." He also has worked in building maintenance since 2004. He has attended Lorain County Community College as well as Cleveland State University.