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Kenmore dryer bought in 2004 stops heating

I replaced the heating element 2 months ago when this first happened which solved the issue. Today it stoped again. I took it apart and the heating element is fine and cleaned it out. I did a diagnostic where I did a timed dry and it worked for 10 minutes. Heat went on and then I put some damp laudry in and then it shut off again and won't restart. I am not sure which part to replace.

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  • daveschlee Nov 01, 2008

    The heater element is fine since I can get it to work and heat.

  • daveschlee Nov 02, 2008

    Ok I have checked each of the components and once I reconnected it started up for 20 minutes and then again stopped. How can you tell that the cicuit is bad.

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Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating: - house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s),

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    thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.

    A ohm meter test for these parts is here

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Hello daveschlee,

Please click here and you will be redirected to a website where you can easily identify the problem your dryer is experiencing.

Good luck and any doubts you have feel free to ask,
Dahaka

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Dear Sir/madam,

Click this link for more information to troubleshoot as yourself...

http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dryer&part=dryer-wont-start

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Investigate these five areas if your dryer is not heating up:



Proper Voltage

If your dryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to make sure no fuses in your fuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain why power is not getting to your dryer.

kenmore dryer bought in 2004 stops heating - dryer_heating-element.jpg Heating Element

It is possible that your dryer isn't heating because its heating element is defective. Heating elements are irrepairable. If yours has ceased to function properly, you will have to replace it. Open your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can test it.

dryer_thermal-fuse.jpg Thermal Fuse

Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
kenmore dryer bought in 2004 stops heating - dryer_thermostat.jpgimg src="http://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/dryer_thermostat.jpg" alt="dryer_thermostat.jpg" class="h_mi" /> Thermostat

If any of your dryer's thermostats have become defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If any are faulty, replace them.
dryer_timer.jpg Timer motor

A defective timer motor could also cause your dryer to not heat up. Test your dryer's timer motor. If it is no longer functioning as it should, replace either the entire motor assembly, or just its motor.


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First check the circuit breaker, if that is ok you must test the heating element, this should be done using a multimeter. If it has blown again replace it.

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