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Kenmore HE4 dryer kick plate won't come off

Our dryer stopped heating and we want to check the fuses. How do we remove the kick plate from the Kenmore HE4 dryer. We took out the bottom 2 screws, but it sticks at the top. We don't want to force it off and break it...is there a trick?

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With the screws removed, tap each side of the panel and it should drop down. Sometimes the panel can stick (epecially if dryer softener sheets are used).

The Thermal Fuse is located on the blower fan housing. It is a white (or gray) colored plastic component with two wires. If it is blown the dryer will not run at all. If the dryer IS running, however, but not heating, the following link will give you the steps necessary to troubleshoot:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Most dryer heat related problems are attributed to poorly installed, kinked or clogged exhaust ventilation. If this is your problem, please refer to the section that discusses the ventilation. Replacing any failed components with a dryer left in a clogged condition, will result in repeated failures of any components you do replace.

The heating element on your dryer is located on the lower right hand side under the drum. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) and Hi-Limit Thermostat are mounted on the outside of the heater box to the left of the heating element. The component that commonly blows in an overheated condition is the TCO. It is located at the end opposite the heating element terminals. If the TCO is bad, replace the Hi-Limit Thermostat at the same time. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace. These two components are often sold as set.

If you have any questions, or require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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1) The heating element has failed.
2) One of the several "overheat thermostats" has overheated and failed.
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A break in the the element should not have passed a continuity check but there are rare cases. For example, I went to a call in my beginngin years for a dryer that was taking too long to dry. This is the usual complaint when the vent is clogged or the liine is restricted cause poor air flow. There was a kink in the vent so I fixed the vent and off I went. A week later the customer called back with the same complaint. At this point I did what you did and had the same results. After multiple call backs I decided to remove the parts becuase I was looking for a shorted wire. As I removed the element I by chance looked down into the canister and low and behold the element was burnt in two but a place where the element wire was touching the canister and giving a false reading. I guess what I'm trying to say is take the element out and look at it. Also when checking the fuses atleast disconnect one wire because if both are on you can get feedback through other roiutes and give you a false reading .

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