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Change the heating element on a Kenmore 90 series dryer, no heat, could the problem be the thermal fuse

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  • hamneggs1081 Mar 10, 2009

    okay, tried taping the plugs together, still no heat, any other ideas?

  • hamneggs1081 Mar 10, 2009

    I don't have access to a meter. None of the circuits have been tripped. Anything else before I push it over a cliff?

  • hamneggs1081 Mar 10, 2009

    One more question, the dryer should heat up quickly, correct? Meaning that as soon as it is turned on, i should feel heat.

  • hamneggs1081 Mar 10, 2009

    Mildcooksey, thanks for your input. I am going to eat some lunch, then get back to it, again thanks for your help!

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Yes,i would check with a set of meters to see if it has continuity.it is located at top of element cage.or a tip you can check it by taking the 2 wires from the thermal fuse and pu them together with electrical tape plug the dryer in and see if it heats.

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  • mike cooksey Mar 10, 2009

    check breaker and if you have meter see if you are getting 220 to the dryer,they will run on 110 but not heat.

  • mike cooksey Mar 10, 2009

    could be in timer or motor switch but cant check without meters.sorry

  • mike cooksey Mar 10, 2009

    you should feel it heat within a few seconds,let run for about 5 to 10 seconds and it should heat by then.

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