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If it runs but no heat it is either the element or the limit mounted atop the heat chamber. Take alook at theses repair pix I made. Click HERE

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We had the same problem for our Kenmore dryer. The following was the same exact solution:
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf81145219.tip.html

By carnation037

Dryers have thermostats inside.
There are usually 2 on the heating element holder.
They should just be able to be popped off and
then the new one popped back in.
They have a light metal tops, kind of a circular
shape that look as if 2 sides got pulled out of
shape with prongs on the bottom.
There is also usually another one, that is not on
the heater holder, but near it, that is oblong and is
plastic with little prongs. I think it is called a thermal
coupling.
I would try replacing that one first.

Hope this helps!

WizardRepair

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: dryer heats up but does not dry clothes

first take the venting off the back of the dryer and dry a load if dryes normal replace venting if takes a long time to dry have a repair man clean the dryer

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

SOURCE: Clothes dryer not heating

Hi I have a top vent Kenmore dryer. That seems to be heating up on and off. I can see the glow plus trying to ignite the gas I think what do you think is wrong..kj

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer heats up but doesn't dry clothes...

Sounds like you have a heating element out. Sears website can help you.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer has to be ran 2 to 3 times to completely dry clothes.

If your dryer is heating, but you are experiencing longer dry times and poor drying efficiency, the following link can give you some items to check before you assume there is a malfunction with your dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

The number one cause of dryer heat related problems is poor exhaust ventilation. If not vented properly, a dryer will not dry efficiently, will take longer than required to dry, and will cause the heating circuits to overheat to the point of failure. The dryer will actually seem hotter as the heating circuits begin to overheat. This is also the source of many fire hazards if not resolved. Read through the link provided and review some of the potential causes.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. Please include your MODEL NUMBER (if it is different from the one you listed this question under), so I can determine how your dryer is configured. I hope you find this information is helpful.

NOTE: If you thoroughly check everything and still have problems let me know. The problem could be related to a thermostat beginning to fail.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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