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I have a Kenmore electric dryer that suddenly went ''poof'' (like when a light bulb that goes out). It threw the breaker. I reset the breaker and the dryer started. I thought that was all there was to it, but now it won't heat the air. I checked continuity of the fuse, both thermostats, and the heating element. All checked out. I did not check the continuity with the wires disconnected, but got no continuity in the temp switch, so I replaced it to no avail. (still no heat) I read in the repair manual to disconnect the wires from the posts to check each component. The thermostat that has 4 wires checked out on two of the terminals, but not the two others. I then replaced it and still no heat... I hate to call a repair guy out at this point. Any suggestions?( The model # is 66722691)

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Did you check the main fuse on the blower box with the wires off?also check the heater box fuse(top)and the high temp thermostat on heater box(bottom)with the wires off-mike

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  • MIKE major Mar 05, 2009

    should have got a better rating from you!!!!!mike



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