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I have a kenmore dryer that runs fine but wont heat up. i have 120 vac on each leg of the heating coil

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Then the heating element has to be defective check it with an ohm meter

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

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NOT ELITE HE4..... Model 96595400. Replaced thermistor and Hi-Limit Stat. Probably the thermistor.

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heater or stat

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REMOVE THE BACK AND CHECK THE HEATER FUSE AND THE HEATING ELEMENT-MIKE

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Check the voltage at the terminal block where the cord hooks up for 220 volts.
Remove the rear panel and check the thermal fuse located on the upper portion of the heat canister.
Check the Hi-limit thermostat on the bottom portion of the heat canister.
Check all the wires for a burned or loose wire.
Check continuity of the heating element.

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SOURCE: 9 yr old Kenmore 90 series dryer wont heat

is it gas ? next time open dryer door and send full model number if it heats for a while you have bad gas coils,when you change them out watch out for the coil with three prongs on it,there is a metal piece that sometime gets stuck in old coil when you remove it,if it happens just poke it out of old coil and slide it back on post where new coil will be installed

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To check the igniter ya need to use multimeter set to ac voltage and check for 120 vac coming into the igniter if ya have 120 volts ac and the igniter does not glow the igniter is the problem. This tip i wrote covers what to check when a gas dryer does not heat
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Check the 240 vac again, but measure each leg to neutral while attempting to start the appliance. Each "leg" should measure approx. 120 VAC< (half of the total voltage) and should not change when the unit is started.I think you will find that the two 120 VAC legs will read OK until start up. If the voltage value on one leg drops to 60 VAC or less and the other leg increases by the same amount, Then there is a problem with the neutral wire or the connection between the ground of your appliances and earth ground. This is very common, particularly manufactured homes. Most dryers, for example, use 240 VAC to run the heating element, but also use 120 VAC (one leg of the 240) to provide power to operate the control panel. So... every time a start is attempted, the line becomes unbalanced, the 120 VAC to the control panel suddenly drops, the control panel resets, removing the load, the 240 VAC line becomes balanced again and appears normal.

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You need the dryer supply voltage to be 240VAC for the heater. Everything else runs off one leg of that or 120VAC L1 (Black)-Neutral(White)-L2 (Red)
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Heat coils in central air conditioning unit look fine under examination, checked with an ohmmeter both coils showed continuity. Power at both coils indicated 110 volts. Unit fan runs fine but there is no...


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Check to make sure that both legs of the 220V feed are presnt. The motor will run on only one leg. Otherwise, on that model, check the thermal overloads mounted on the heater box, and also check the heating element for continuity.

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Have you checked the voltage at the outlet? You're supposed to read 220-240 VAC at the heating element. Your dryer heating circuits require at least 220 VAC to work. The motor, however, only uses 120 VAC. That's why your dryer may be running, but the heating circuits aren't heating. I would go back and check your outlet. You may be missing one leg of the 220 service, or have a loose, burned, or broken wire in the plug or terminal block (on the back of the dryer). Let me know what you find. I hope this helps you.

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