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Have a Kenmore Elite 649723 Electric Dryer. It runs fine in both timed and autodry modes with no heat (Air Fluff). However, when using heat, the unit stops after 20-30 seconds in all modes. At first it seems like the heating element is overheating and kicking off but that seems weird since I can restart the unit immediately and it will run for another 20-30 seconds. Comment by rbflapjack, posted on Jun 24, 2007 Believe it or not, the problem changed to the start button issue. I was taking off the vent line to make sure it wasn't clogged. I had to move the dryer out a little bit. After disconnecting the vent line, I started the dryer in Air Fluff and it ran fine. I then switched to Normal heat and the dryer stopped. Now it will only run while I depress the start button. Maybe it is this even heat board thing? If so, how do I check it and/or replace it? Thanks

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  • Robert Pfannkuch Jun 28, 2007

    I replaced both the even heat board and the thermistor and everything seems to be working great. Great Solution! Thanks!

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Rbf, the even heat board sits under the consol next to the timer. You could have a dual problem here. On your first post you said the dryer would run for approx 20 to 30 seconds and then shut off. This is a sure sign of a failed thermistor. You want to check it out. If you have to hold the start button in, then I would suspect the even heat board. I have seen this many times. Flip the consol up and inspect it. You will have to slide a putty knife under each end of the consol. You will feel a clip. Push on it and pull up at the same time. The consol will lift up. See if you see any burn marks on the board. Sometimes they look good but are bad. The part number for the board is 8545904. Double check that but Im sure it's right. With out being there and from what you are describing, I would go for the even heat board. But I would also check out the thermistor. Catriver.

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