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Could I get directions on how to replace a heating element on a kenmore 110.66662500? It runs but doesn't heat, so I think that is it...

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  • mgspam5539 Jul 16, 2009

    Thanks for your response. I guess this model is rare or something, as the parts store couldn't find it either... Anyways, the element was actually in the rear panel on the right. It is in a cylander housing that I can' seem to get apart...

  • mgspam5539 Jul 16, 2009

    Yes, thanks. Of course, they made it so the screw at the top had to be taken out from inside the dryer, so the whole top of the dryer had to be taken off just for that one screw... But anyways, thanks again. Appreciate the help.

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Hi, The model # isn't coming up for but, I can try and help you through this.
Remove the lower panel in the front and the element will be under the drum. If the element gets 240V and does not heat up, the element needs changes. If there is no voltage to the element, check continuity on the thermostats.
If any of the show an open circuit, replace is.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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    Victor Jul 16, 2009

    Ok What you will need to do is, reach up above the cylinder and there is a strap holding it to the bulk head. There will be a 5/16" screw holding it. Once you get the screw out, the cyclinder will release and pull out. Then you will find a 5/16" screw holding the element to the cylinder.

    Does this help?



    Vic

  • Victor
    Victor Jul 16, 2009

    You are welcome, glad i could help. Please feel free to rate my responses to you so that others as well as myself will know how I am doing.



    Thanks

    Vic

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