Question about Kenmore 75944 Gas Dryer
Runs but no heat or never gets hot?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer Model 110
There are several things that can cause a dryer not to heat properly. First and foremost, a dryer needs proper air flow in order to work properly. Routine cleaning of the dryer vent hose should be done periodically. I recommend once per season (4 times per year), depending on use. If you haven't cleaned the dryer vent any time recently, start here first. It could be that you have a simple clog somewhere.
Now...if you've already thought of that, you could actually have more going on INSIDE the dryer. If your dryer is equipped with a removable front kick panel, remove it by inserting a putty knife along the top seam (about 2 inches in front each side) to release the retaining clips. The panel should pull open, exposing the heating element and blower housing. On some models the heat components can be accessed by removing the back of the dryer.
Stand back and watch the heating element with the dryer running. If it is glowing and intermittently shutting off, this is NORMAL. You probably have a clog some where INSIDE the dryer. You will need to unplug the dryer and remove the air blower housing to see if it is clogged with lint. I have found these blowers so clogged that the fan gets jammed with lint and snaps off at the shaft. If the fan doesn't spin, there is no air flow and you clothes will not dry. In this case, the blower fan will have to be replaced.
If the heating element is NOT glowing, and you have verified that the dryer is not clogged, you may have a failure with any of the following components:
HEATING ELEMENT - located inside a heat box. Unplug dryer and remove connector leads from element. Check resistance of the heating element. It should be about 10 ohms. If it is OPEN, the heating element is bad.
THERMAL CUT-OUT - located on the heater box housing. Has two leads running to it. Designed to protect the heating element in an overheat condition. Check resistance to ensure it is reading something close to a SHORT (0 ohms). If it is OPEN, it must be replaced. It is highly recommended to replace the HI-LIMIT THERMOSTAT (which is also located on the heater box, closer to the heating element connectors). The two components work in conjunction to regulate the heating element temperature. If the TCO fails it is usually for a reason. It could be a simple matter of general house cleaning, or it could be a failure of the hi limit thermostat.
I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know what you find. Post back with any comments and/or questions.
Posted on Oct 13, 2007
You probably have a bad heat element. If you hold the door switch closed while you start the dryer, you should see it heating up glowing red,if not , thats it. The part isn't to tough to change just remove the back its to the right. Just three screws and pull it off. Be sure to have it unpluged while working on it. Good luck, rate me so I can improve my service.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
more than Likely,, the thermostats are discs ,, located along the vent tube inside the back of the machine, one of yours is weak and allowing the switch to turn off to soon
Posted on Jun 29, 2011
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