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Kenmore cloths dryer will not heat up

Kenmore cloths dryer does not heat up

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  • lostgirl77 Nov 05, 2008

    thermostat i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    cloths take three cycles to dry

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    clothes wont dry



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Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

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I have a Kelvinator cloths dryer about 15 years old takes to long to dry even smaller loads, gets very hot at back end of dryer it is free of lint

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