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My Kenmore dryer is not heating. Need to check heating element.

I suspect the heating element on my Kenmore dryer is bad (model 417.84252500). I want to check it but I'm having trouble accessing it. The back of the dryer does not come off and is permanently connected to the sides. Do I have to remove the front and then remove the drum to get to the heater?

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  • waybern2 May 16, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response but on this model, the heating element is in the back behind the drum.

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Hi, You need to remove the front lower panel. There you will find the element on the right side under the drum. If the element checks out ok, then you need to test al the thermostats and the safety fuse. With he dryer unplugged, check all these parts for continuity. If any of them show no continuity,replace it. If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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