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Kenmore dryer does not heat up. Mod#110 60912990

Replaced heating element and thermal fuse, but no luck.
Other operation appears normal - good airflow and drum rotation.
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  • miscbox Jan 14, 2009

    That did the trick. Thank you very much!



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First I would make sure that you have 240volts coming into the dryer. Then I would check the thermal cut-off in is a fuse on the housing of the element. that should be it but if not look for the heater relay.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009


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