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Dryer won't heat. How can I keep troubleshooting?

A single Mom I'm trying to help has an old Kenmore gas dryer (Model #: 87873100). The dryer starts just fine, but cools down after a few minutes and doesn't ever heat back up. -The starter was just recently replaced and is working -The is continuity between the thermostat pins, safety thermostat, fuse, and heat bias Where do I go from here to trouble shoot some more? Parts diagrams: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-*87873100/0582/0151200

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You may have to get a new heating element when they go out the jet dryer where the heat comes out will not work normally this is caused buy a bad heat element. If not take back panel off and check the little white fuse and replace it, Almost all dryers are the same in that area.. Hope that helps....

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Replace the glowbar ignitor and also the gas valve coils.

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Looking in the wrong place. i see this 3 to 4 times a week. you have a bad motor. Motor will continue to run if the gas does not light. Just like it runs on air only. The motor stops due to internal switch that keeps it from catching on fire. Sorry someone put you on the wrong track but you will need to replace the motor.
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Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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if your sure the thermal fuse is good,, check the start switch,, making sure the dryer select setting is set to something other than off, also, the door switch . you can Jumper both these switches, I'd try the door switch first as they go out more often . if you have a meter and want to test the switch Some door switches have only two metal prongs extending from the body, while others have three. Those with three terminals will have a common (COM) terminal, a normally closed (N.C.) terminal, and a normally open (N.O.) terminal. Those switches with only two terminals will have either a common terminal and a normally open terminal, or a common terminal and a normally closed terminal. We are providing directions for testing a door switch with three terminals. If you are dealing with a door switch that has only two terminals, ignore the part of this test that does not apply to you.Use your ohmmeter to test your switch for continuity. Begin by setting your ohmmeter to measure resistance at a scale of R x 1. If yours is a two-wire switch, touch each tester probe to each of the switch's terminals. You should receive a reading of infinity. While the probes are still touching the switch's terminals, press in on and hold the switch. The reading should change to zero.

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Post the model number for clarity. These tests should only be attempted by competent service personnel. Do you actually have 220 power? Are both legs of circuit hot...at 120v? While dryer is unplugged from power, check the heating coil for continuity. Also check continuity to ground from each end of heater (should not have continuity to ground at both ends). Also there should be power to the heating element when activated.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012

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SOURCE: Timer ticking and heating element activating when dryer is off

One thing to check is if the heater is shorted to frame.Remove the wires and do the checking. If that is fine then the only way the heat can come on at all is IF the motor is running. So check between terminals one and 2 for continuity with the motor NOT running. If you get a reading then your motors cent switch is stuck. You can sometimes oil the springloaded sliding switch but most times the springs have broke on it.

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