How to Reset the Breaker for a Kenmore Dryer

Kenmore residential clothes dryers are reliable, easy-to-use appliances that are manufactured by the Whirlpool Corporation. When Kenmore dryers are given regular care and maintenance, it's not unusual to go for years without having to schedule an appointment for repair service. If your Kenmore dryer does malfunction, oftentimes all it takes to solve the problem is a simple circuit breaker reset. Perform this simple reset and have your dryer working again in minutes.

Step 1

Find your home's main circuit breaker box; this box is usually located in the basement, garage or laundry room.

Step 2

Open the door to the circuit breaker box to expose the circuit breaker switches. Locate the switch labeled "Dryer"; this is the switch that supplies the electricity to your appliance.

Step 3

Throw the dryer's circuit breaker switch to the "Off" position; leave the switch in this position for approximately five minutes.

Step 4

Restore the electricity to your Kenmore clothes dryer by flipping the appropriate breaker switch to the "On" position.