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I have a Kenmore model 86650100 electric dryer. The dryer will come on, but there is very little heat produced, regardless of the setting. I have checked all the air ducts to insure they are open and the air is flowing. I am assuming the problem is in the heater element, since I am getting some heat, not the fusable link. But, I would like to have a schematic of the location of the dryer parts, before I start taking the back off the thing. Where can I go, online to get a schematic of this dryer?ThanksCliff

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  • cd88 Dec 13, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried finding the diagrams, and even sent an email to them about diagrams, but they did not respond to my query. However, the problem was fixed simply. I found that one of the 110 V wires in the recepticle from the breaker box was detached and I was only getting half the voltage to the machine. Hooking it back up fixed the problem.



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Try going to they have good drawings on most models.

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