Question about Kenmore Dryers
My dryer is running, filters are clear but it won't heat up.Whats wrong?
(KEMORE ELITE) I have the same problem with my Kenmore Elite Dryer. It runs but never gets hot.
There are a few things to check out.
1. This may seem obvious, but make sure your temperature switch is not pointed to "fluff/air dry".
2.Is the motor running? It has to, to dry three. Make sure your door switch is engaging properly.
3. If you are so inclined, unplug the power cord and remove the back lower panel of the dryer.) Remove the vent pipe & allow the unit to run, if you now have the proper heat this means the vent is block, check the outside vent hood, the sometimes have a screen just inside that will block up not allowing for air flow.
Check all wire connections to make sure they are attached properly. If they are burned or worn, they need to be repaired or replaced. Any disruption of the circuit to the dryer element will stop its functioning.
4. Next, look for the thermostat.. which is usually a small circular metal device attached to the dryer element canister. Unscrew it and shake it slightly. You should hear a clicking noise. This should indicate that your thermostat is working (but not always!).
5. Remove the heater element canister cover and check to see that there is continuity of the element wires (no breaks). If there is a break, it needs to be repaired of replaced. You can take the heater element to a repair shop and be tested for current. If you think that you can repair any of this on your own, then go for it. Always think safety first before proceeding
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Verify 220 volts at the terminal block where the cord attaches.
Check the thermal fuse on the top of the heater enclosure for continuity.
Check the hi-limit thermostat on the heater.
Check the heater element for continuity.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: MY DRYER DOESN'T GET HOT
If it's completely cold, you probably have a burn out heating element. If it gets warm and takes forever to dry, then it's probably the fan wheel.
Hope that helps...
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
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