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My kenmore 70 series dryer isn't drying - changed the heating element, changed the thermal fuse, and the high limit thermostat. Lint is cleaned and the motor is running.

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    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the voltage at the wall receptacle? You should read 220-240VAC across the two hot leads (left and right slots). If you're not reading the correct voltage (i.e., missing one leg of your service), the dryer will still run, but the heating circuits will not operate.

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Are you getting any heat at all? Did you change the thermal cut-off which is mounted near the top of the heater box? This is the only other piece in the heating circuit. If you changed it already you could have problem in the timer or in motor. There is a switch in the motor that controls heat also.

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