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I Have a Kenmore Gas Dryer model #110.74722400 no heat

I checked vents and all are clear. Gas line is open. If it is the ignitor how do you get to it thru the front or the back.

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    How do you get to the thermal fuse?

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You get to it through the front does your ignitor glow if not check the thermal fuse

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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?if the dryer hasn't been pulled apart and cleaned you could have a bad thermal fuse,when you start it and if you listen and don't hear a click most likely you have a bad thermal fuse 3392519.if the dryer runs to hot from no air being moved from a blocked vent line or the lint filter duct is blocked the fuse poops and no power is sent to ignite the flame.if the fuse is good then you have to unplug the dryer and get into the front and read out the ignitor,the gas coils on top of the gas valve and the sensor,there should be a plastic cap on the front panel that pops off so you can look in,does the ignitor blow orange or no glow?if it glows then you have to check the coils and sensor,no glow check the ignitor and the thermal fuse,so check to see if the ignitor glows,if no start it again and listen for a click,no click go for the thermal fuse,unplug the dryer,make sure it's on a flex line so you can pull it out and get at the back,remove the ventline and the back panel,you'll see the metal duct to the left that the lint filter slides into,to the right and down low you'll see a white plastic part,this is the thermal fuse,remove at least one wire and check it with a meter,if you don't have a meter you can connect the wires together,start it and see if it the ignitor starts to glow and then shut it down,make sure the wires don't touch any metal while running it,you should check it with a meter instead of doing this.if it is the fuse you have to clean out the metal duct that the lint filter slides into and if the vent line is long you have to clean that out to with a leaf blower.pull out the lint filter and remove the two phillips screws in front of the filter on the top panel,now remove the other 4 screws that hold the duct in in the back,clean out the duct and vac up any lint in the back,then blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,if you don't do this the fuse will pop again until it's clear.now put it back together but don't put the two screws back on top,also before you blow out the vent line make sure the outside duct isn't blocked with a cover or anything so the lint will blow outside.now go to the front and pop up the top panel,get a screw driver,stick it in between the top and front panel and pop the top,i'll send a video,then you'll see two 5/16 inch screws on the inside a few inches down from the top,one on each side,remove them and the door switch wires,get a small screw driver and stick it into the connector to separate it,and remove the front panel,then remove the belt and drum,if the fuse was good check all the parts in here,ignitor,coils and sensor,clean out the cabinet and blow out the motor,shop vac works best so you can set it up to blow,also blow out the gas tube.you should clean it out at least once a year so your motor will last longer,you won't pop t-stats,your clothes will dry on time but mostly you won't burn down your house watch video.
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on the front panel you'll see a plastic cover that you pop off to see if ignitor is glowing,pop it off and start it,also when it starts do you hear a clicking sound,if no click and ignitor isn't glowing you have a bad thermal fuse,when the fuse blows it's from the dryer running to hot,usually from dryer not being cleaned out or crushed or blocked vent line,unplug the dryer,pull it away from the wall,remove vent line from the back,and remove the back panel,your filter is on top so all your thermostats are in the back,look at the left side you'll see the metal duct your lint filter slides into,to the right and down low you'll see a white piece with two wires,this is the thermal fuse,pull at least one wire off and check it with a meter to see if it's bad,while you're back there,remove the four screws that hold the filter duct on and remove the filter and two phillips screws on the top panel,remove the duct and clean it out,if the vent line is a long run go outside and make sure the hood is open,no covers or screen covering the opening,if clear get a leaf blower,stick it into the vent line from where it connects to dryer and blow out the vent line,put in the new thermal fuse,you should also clean out the front cabinet and you should do this at least once a year so you don't have a fire and your clothes will dry on time,if the fuse is good check the ignitor inside the cabinet,if the ignitor glows but doesn't lite check the sensor and gas coils,when the gas coils are bad usually you'll have a flame liting for like the first 15 to 30 minutes then no flame,when the coils heat up they fail,when they cool you'll have a flame again,go here and see parts
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pop off the cap down on the left side corner of the front panel,start it and look inside,is the ignitor glowing or not?also when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and the vent line?all the thernostats are in the back of the dryer and inside where the drum is you have gas coils on top of the gas valve,the sensor and the ignitor,if the ignitor isn't glowing unplug the dryer,pull out the dryer,pull out the lint filter and remove the two phillips screws in front of the filter,now go in the back,remove the vent line and the back panel,you'll need a meter to check some parts,you'll see the metal duct that the filter slides into on the left side,next to it to the right and down low you'll see a white plastic part,this is the thermal fuse,pull at least one wire off of any part you're checking,read out the fuse checking for continuity,you can set the meter on 20k ohms,touch the leads together and you should get a reading,now touch the leads to the thermal fuse,if it stays on the 1 and it doesn't move the part is bad,if you get any other reading other than the 1 the part is good,if the thermal fuse is good check the two t-stats on the heater box to the right and the t-stat next to the thermal fuse,and while you have the back off pull off the metal duct and clean it out,you should do this once a year with a gas dryer,there are 4 screws holding the duct on and the two you removed off of the top panel,if the vent line is long i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,make sure the outside hood is clear before you blow it,if there's a cage or screen on the hood remove it.if the thermal fuse is bad and you don't clean out the dryer it will pop again until you clear out the blockage.if all the parts are good in the back,put it back together except for the two screws on top,get a screw driver and pop the top panel up,there are two clips one on each side that hold the top panel down,stick the screw driver or putty knife in between the front and top panel and pop it up,disconnect the door switch and you'll find two 5 1/6 inch screws one on each side around 3or 4 inches down on the inside,remove them and then pull up on the front panel one side at a time,read out the ignitor and one of the parts you checked should be the part that's bad,vac out the inside of the cbinet and if you have a shop vac set it up to blow and blow all the lint out of the motor,if the ignitor is glowing but no flame,bad gas coils,sensor or gas valve,the valve doesn't usually go,if the flame lites and then after a while no heat you have bad gas coils,just check the parts with your meter and you'll find the bad part,if you need any more help let me know

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