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Kenmore Dryer won't heat

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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There is a thermal overload switch that is located under the top of the dryer. It probably is bad. You can find it close or next to the drum. Bypass it and see if it comes on and if it does, then replace it. This is probably where it is since you have apparently checked out everything else.

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Unplug the dryer.
Always remove wires to check continuity or Ohms on any part.
Remove the terminal cover where the cord connects and check all wires.
Also, check them to ground on the chassis. The only one that should read continuity is the ground wire.
After removing the wires from the heater check the heater terminals to the heat canister.
If it reads continuity it is bad.
Pay special attention to the relay on the top side of the heat canister.

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Q - My electric dryer runs but will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating?
A - Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:
- house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.
A ohm meter test for these parts is here.

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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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