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Hi, My Kenmore Dryer (model # 88042/88056) runs but with no heat. It's only 1 yr old but just past warranty. The exhaust, which was backed up toward the end, has been cleaned out. None of the troubleshooting tips has worked (no house breakers were installed so that's not the problem). I have even plugged & unplugged the unit to reset, but no luck. Gas line is on (do I need to bleed the line?). Can you please give me some advice? Much appreciated, Rob F.

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    the kenmore dryer 88042 runs but with no heat



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/WK, sounds like a thermal fuse. Pop the top of the dryer by pushing on the clips in right and left front top. In the back you are going to see the heater and on the right side about 4 inches down a small thermal fuse. You can ohm it out or jump it to verify that is the problem. If you jump it, don't leave it that way, it's a safety device. Part number for fuse is LA 1053, Catriver..post back.

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You may need to do some troubleshooting. This can be done with the machine unplugged - you may have to activate the start switch, belt switch (if it has one) and the motor centrifugal switch manually.
Tip for troubleshooting 220v systems - clip one lead of a ohm meter to either L1 or L2 on the terminal block. It doesn't matter which one. According to the tech sheet (under console) follow the path for current from your clipped terminal, through the heating element, to the opposite terminal. All the readings should be less than 100 ohms, until you reach the failed part. Confirm failure by disconnecting a lead from the suspected part, and test only that part.

Live troubleshooting is sometimes slightly easier, but much more dangerous than the procedure described above. - It is definitely not recommended for beginners, or for professionals, if it can be avoided.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer model 101.63032101

Based on the information provided above, I am unable to provide a positive solution to your issue. I have provided some common solutions to help guide you in your search.
I am unable to find any information concerning the moisture sensor cycle due to incomplete information.



This link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again. Just follow the links to navigate through the site.

You will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual. to access your product information.


Clicking on the underlined links will take you directly to that page.


Note: A volt-ohm meter is beneficial in performing electrical tests.

If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:

Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
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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SOURCE: no heat, dryer exhaust vent cleaned, still no heat, gas line is on

I think you have a gas dryer, and a bad ignitor.

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SOURCE: Dryer runs fine but no heat

change the fuse in back of the dryer

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