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Kenmore dryer model 110. Runs but no heat.220 volts is going to element. Is element bad? It seems strange to me cause element is nothing but a wire

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If you have an ohm meter yo ucan check if its open. should be some resisitance in the element.

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seems like 2 issues here. bad timer? and heating issue? ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.

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First check your breakers in the main box. The dryer lights and drum will spin with 110 volts only the heating element needs 220 volt if one of the breakers or fuses are tripped it will not heat. Trip the breakers off then turn them back on and check it. If it still wont heat check the heating element and wires leading to it as well as the 110/ 220 volt connector it may be bad or have a wire off, if all is ok then the heating element is probably bad and a new one needs put on.

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The back panel doesn't come off for service!!! Most heating and control components are available behind the kick panel below the main dryer door..
With electric dryers my normal train of thought in diagnostics is to start with source of power. Do I have 220 volts available at the terminal board where the electric cord is connected??? Quite often I find a blown fuse, etc to cause it to stop heating as the motor will run fine on 120 volts as thats all it requires, but the unit will not heat with out 220 volts to the element..
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Is this an electic dryer? If so, the heating elements run on 220 volts and the dryer motor runs on 110. Check your fuse panel and make sure the fuses have not blown. Then check the outlet at the dryer and make certain you have 220 volts at the receptical.
If that checks out OK, you may have to check the circuit to the heating coils in the back as well as the coils them selves. There are also heat sensors located near the coils that will prevent them from coming on if it get too hot or the sensor is bad.
You can go to the Sears parts web site and get the parts diagram using your dryer diagram. There is an electrical schematic on the back of the dryer that will help you track down the circuit.
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My dryer runs but no heat . model 110.68932792 . Kenmore 90 plus series type DDOT ELE2406028 EH54

you either have a bad element or thermal cut out is bad check for 220 volts at the element if you dont have 220 then the thermal is bad if you do have it the element is bad i can get you them parts....

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Blowing breaker

hi. I can help you.

Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:

  • If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.

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The only part requiring 220v is the heater.
Otherwise 120v routes through the various controls and relays.

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Using a multi-meter, check to be sure that you have 220 volts at the back of the dryer. If you do, unplug the dryer, take the back off and ohm out the t-stats, thermal cut-outs and element.If you can't pinpoint it to one of these then it will be in the controls or maybe the motor start switch.

ps, The dryer motor will run on 110 volts.

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