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No Heat - Kenmore Series 90 electric dryer

I have cleaned lint out of machine. I have replaced the thermal fuse, thermal cutoff, thermostat and heat element and the unit still does not heat up. There is strong air flow from the back of the dryer and everything else seems to work.

There is also power going to the element and continuity.

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  • dave_stai Dec 24, 2008

    Full power, 240 combined running through unit, anything else to check?

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Does your dryer have power? If yes, then check (1) the flow of air outside the house from your dryer tube and (2) your circuit breaker panel for each circuit in the house (I've not seen fuses/breakers built into dryers -- though that could change). Then check (3) your heating element, (4) thermostat, (5) high-temp thermal cutoff switch, and (6) for debris in the air flow path to / from from the centrifugal fan.
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No Heat? - http://chris-doityourselfrepair.blogspot.com/2011/10/kenmore-90-series-model-110-clothes.html
Looking Inside My Dryer - http://chris-doityourselfrepair.blogspot.com/search/label/Disassembling%20Kenmore%20Dryer%2090%20Series
Exterior Exhaust Duct - http://chris-doityourselfrepair.blogspot.com/2013/08/cleaning-out-and-replacing-exhaust-duct.html

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3-5 ACCESS TO THE BLOWER WHEEL OR THERMOSTATS

To get to the blower wheel, remove the back of the dryer.

The blower wheel is under the bottom of the lint screen duct to your left, as you look at the back of the dryer.

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