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How to Solve : Kenmore Gas Dryer doesn't blow hot air !

Here are the things to check :

1. This is likely to be a blockage in the vent system or a bad blower fan. Make sure that there is no blockage.

2. There should be a panel under the front door. Using a screw driver remove this panel and then run a timed cycle. Take a look for a couple of minutes and check if the flame starts then shuts off or if the igniter glows and does not start the flame or if you see no glow on the igniter.If you don't see the glow then the problem is with the thermal fuse, and you will have to replace it.

If there is no glow, then the problem is with the thermal fuse. And it needs to be replaced. You cannot use the dryer bypassing the fuse, if this thermal fuse is left bypassed it can cause a fire hazard. you should not use the machine until the thermal fuse is replaced.


The thermal fuse is part labelled 59 in the schematics shown above.

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How do I check my fan switch air cond. blower motor?


2014 post.? old post, its DC motor NOT A.c.
direct current, not alternating current motor.
no need to guess, use a voltmeter, and save lots of cash, for sure..... a $10 voltmeter works,.

first off there are 2 systems. manual and auto
which is it? (options day 1)
on this car you scan it, first. it has DTC errors
not to be ignored, if present.


let me answer for all car HVAC car owners.
it can be many things.
1: fuses blow (dead fan)
2: wires bad, cut, or melted or corroded (weak fan)
3: controller is bad.
4: the dampers not open fully.
5: if HVAC has fan resistor it can fail on low speeds but not high. (or fail only on high)
6: if the fuse on the left below is blown there will be no high speed, Fuse #35 blown. no high.

note how this unique car runs a relay just for high. see drawing below.ff37835b-9047-4b0d-91e8-44f56ef6ba66.jpg

for sure the motor is last.
the fan can be hot wired, before removal
if passes that test its GOOD.
what matters is 12vdc (13.3 to 15v engine running)
to the fan.
and if only one speed fails, and not high say so
or if only high speed fails, say so.
as that set of symptoms is never a fan.
for sure if it runs ok on high.,
so fuses first.'
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the fwd vents are not blowing the way they should but the back vents are working fine


One of three things is happening if it's not the A/C system itself, like a leak, or a bad compressor:
1. The blower motor is going out.
2. The blower motor resistor is going out.
3. The vacuum line on the heater valve has popped off.
4. Fan Clutch is going out.

How to eliminate each one:
#1 If you turn the speed dial and the motor doesn't speed up like it should, it's probably the motor.

#2 If you have NO blower at some point on the speed dial (for example, you have blower on 1, 2, and 3, but nothing on 4, or nothing on 1, 2, and 3, but 4 works, or all positions are full blast) it's the resistor.

#3 is pretty deceptive. You will be fine while cruising down the highway, but when you hit a hill, or load the engine a little, the air will start blowing up the defrost vents. If you look under your coolant surge tank, right behind the A/C drier/accumulator (shiny aluminm cylinder thing that will be wet if you have the air on) you will see a black, round, thing with black hoses hooked to it. There should be a small black vacuum line stuck in the end of it. The line will have a 90 degree rubber end on it. If it is not there, it's popped off. I don't know why they do this, but they do. The line will be close, feel around for it, and stick it back on. Put your coolant surge tank back on and you're set.

#4 You can diagnose that by listening for a chattering or rattling sound at the front of the van while it is idling, or WITH THE ENGINE OFF reach behind the fan shroud and see if you can wiggle the fan front to back. If it wiggles, it's bad. MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS OFF BEFORE TOUCHING THE FAN!!!!

There are a few more things it could be, but these are the most common ones in my experience. I work for a mobile fleet maintenance company and I service about 250 2007 to 2009 Express vans...I see a lot of the above 4 things. RARELY is it the A/C system.

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2 things come to mind: can you hear the fan turning?

if not check for power at fan location. If there is power and the fan isnt spinning replace the fan. If there is no power
there is a problem with the fan circuit which includes wiring fuse (you stated were ok) and Fan speed switch (might be a module)

Or there is a blockage it is possible for your heater core and evaporator to plug up with dust .

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