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Dryer does not heat

Kenmore model 96284100 - Cleaned all venting ducts, vaccumed instide of dryer and cleaned internal lint trap. Could it be a fuse or heating element and how do I check these?

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    dryer works the drum spins but no heat

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    jpstuhr May 11, 2010

    First to check it is not your ducts, remove the duct and turn on the dryer. If it drys then you still have a blockage in your exhaust vent.

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Check the thermal cut-off, the thermostat, and the heating element. Most times one of the tree is the culprit.

I have seen a bad timer cause the no heat problem a few times but 99% of the time it is one of the three I mentioned.

If you change the thermal cut-off make sure you get both the cut-off and the thermostat. A stuck T-stat will take out a cut-off in a big hurry.

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