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My kenmore elite dryer gets too hot

My Kenmore Elite dryer quit last week. I replaced the thermal fuse, but now the dryer goes to maximum heat, regardless of the cycle. If I put it on 'air fluff' only, it still gets super hot. I've replaced the thermistor already. What next?

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SOURCE: HOW TO REPLACE A THERMAL CUTOFF ON ELECTRIC DRYER

you will need too take off your back panel of your dryer and the heater is on your right the thermal cutoff is on the left of the heater housing at the top and then there is a little white thermal cutoff on your blower housing in the bottom left of the dryer now if this is not how your dryer looks let me know cause there is several different style of kenmore dryers but this is the most common one

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: either the thermal fuse or the ignitor on my kenmore elite gas dr

Remove the lower front cover - it has spring-loaded keepers that can be gently pryed and the panel should either hinge down or pop off. The thermal fuse and ignitor are behind this panel.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore elite elec dryer, 110.64972300. runs no heat

Pull one wire off the element and start the dryer in a heat cycle . Check power from that wire to the cabinet . Touch the meter to the terminal you pulled that wire off of , and check that voltage . You cannot get correct voltage by checking across the element . Trace the wire NOT getting 120 volts . It will either go to the timer or motor . It will lead you to the problem .

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: need to disassemble a kenmore elite oasis dryer

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Disconnect your Kenmore Oasis washing machine from its power source. Make sure that your washer is unplugged before beginning to disassemble it.
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Remove the screws that hold the control console to the top of your Oasis washer. In some Kenmore Oasis models, the two screws may be covered by plastic end caps. After removing the screws, set them aside until you are ready to replace them.
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Flip the console up, back and out of the way.
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Locate the cabinet clips on the top of your Kenmore Oasis washer. These clips are located toward the back of the washer top and would be hidden by the console if it were not currently flipped up.
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Slide your screwdriver underneath the metal cabinet clips. Wiggle the screwdriver back and forth to gently pry the cabinet clips free.
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Disconnect the group of colored wires that plug into the top of the washer from the control console. These wires control the lid switch on your Kenmore washing machine. To disconnect, grasp the white plastic clip and pull gently.
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Remove the washing machine cabinet. Tilt the cabinet towards you, and then lift the entire cabinet up and off of its platform.



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SOURCE: kenmore elite oasis dryer model #110.6708

not much more than a service call for 1 hour work.
Rates vary depending on location.
Expect $60-$80 plus parts.

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