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KENMORE 41781142000 DRYER NO HEAT BUT RUNS...

KENMORE DRYER MODEL NUMBER 41781142000
When plugged in, gets REALLY hot. When turned on, there is no heat (it cools down).

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DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

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