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No heat dryer turns on but does not heat. lint has been removed, but it still just runs with no heat.

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The following link will give you advice on what to do for a Kenmore dryer that runs, but doesn't heat:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

I get a sense that you may have had clogged ventilation and have cleared it. Clearing the ventilation does not mean just cleaning the lint trap, however. I mention this because many consumers do not know this. The ventilation external to the dryer is what commonly gets neglected. If the dryer was clogged for an extensive period, the heating circuits may have actually over-heated to the point of failure. More than likely you have a blown Thermal Cut-Out (TCO). The TCO acts as a fuse and will blow in over heat conditions. This device in not resettable and must be replaced if bad. The link I provided goes into more detail about possible failed components and how to troubleshoot them. Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation as this will prevent future problems for you.

I hope you find this information helpful. Please post back if you require any additional assistance.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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