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Won' dry---- I have a Kenmore dryer and it runs but blows cool air just started doing this today.

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  • rains8515 Feb 09, 2009

    I have a Kenmore Elite 8316745 model and it will not heat up to dry my clothes.

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Gas or electric? gas units have coils that activate the gas valve, if thats your concern. If it's electric, one of several possibilities exists. Either it;s the heating element, or you have a fused service disconnect box that's blown one of the fuses, or a high limit thermostat is broken. You can check all these things with continuity tester and replace whichever is bad.

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http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/03/17/easy-fixes-for-two-common-problems-with-the-whirlpool-even-heat-dryers/

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