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Kenmore gas dryer model 110.76814690 will not heat up

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  • djaklim Feb 08, 2009

    I used the electrical schematic and found the non resetable thermal fuse 196 degree with 2 blue wires going to the fuse did not have continuity, I bypassed the two blue wires to confirm the problem and the igniter fired up and the coils opened and then I had heat, Now to find a source for the Fuse....

    This in on the Kenmore Gas Model 741222



    Any help on sourcing the fuse?

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The bottom panel is held on by spring clips. Use a putty knife to access the bottom. The heat is regulated with a Klixon mounted next to the blower housing near the vent pipe so it can judge the temperature of the air coming out of the drum.Right next to it is a melting type fuse.kenmore gas dryer model 110.76814690 - 8f17134.jpg If the dryer runs and gets too hot the fuse will melt.But the dryer will still run. So if the fuse is good(continuity) and the dryer control(cycle) thermostat is also good then you should have power going to the gas valve assembly when the machine is running unless the timer is in the no heat or wrinkle free/cool down mode. When the gas valve assembly is energized the flame sensor a%20flame%20sensor%202.bmp flame sensor mounted outside the burner chamber detects the heat from the ignitor. When the heat is very intense then the sensor shuts down the igniter
Igniter and that frees up the power so that the coils can be fully energised and open the gas gates. The gas comes out and hits the red hot igniter and you have ignition. It stays on for maybe 2 or 3 minutes or until the control thermostat is satisfied and shuts down power to the gas valve assembly. So... If your gas dryer has a good flame sensor and a good igniter AND the dryer will work some and quit, replace these: dryer%20coil%20kit.jpg Gas operator coils NOTE: The coils get hot and quit on these machines when they get a little age on them. It is aggrevating because it is a hard to diagnose thing. But well worth the 20 bucks.

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