Question about Kenmore 500 6952 Dryer
When the dryer won't heat up, it is usually caused by either a faulty thermal fuse or heating element. Both of these components can be checked using a multimeter or ohm meter. The thermal fuse is located just inside the rear of the dryer and is usually attached to the exhaust duct. It is about an inch long. Check it for continuity. If it has no continuity, then the fuse is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
There is a short in the line runing to the heating componet you'll have to go inside the machine and find the broken wire and solder it back together
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are sure the thermal switch is ok.. have you checked the high temp ( bi metal snap switch) too? Here is a link to the wiring diagram of your dryer. You can see that there are a few other temp switches in circuit of the heating element that would disble it.. Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Hi and welcome to FixYa. You should check the dryer vent ducting inside and outside the dryer for restrictions / clogs to include the vent flapper. Poor air flow through the dryer will cause hot spots. If the blower is slipping on the motor shaft this too can cause poor air flow.
When you change the heating element AGAIN... break out the crevice tool and de-lint everything you can access. Also pull out the lint filter and wash it with white vinegar and water then soap and water. Fabric softener sheets material builds up on lint filters. It looks clean but air will not pass through the lint filter.
I think once you get it all ceaned up including all of the ducting to and through the outside wall it will work normally with no problems. I do not think at this time that you have an electrical problem with the outlet supply.
There is one more thing to check and that is the high limit thermostat. It could be STUCK. It will most likely be labeled L180 or L190. That thermostat is suposed to open at either 180 deg or 190 Deg depending on which one is installed. If it does not open then you will keep cooking your elements. We test them with a match and an Ohm Meter. Match under the removed thermostat CLICK. Thermostat opens (no resistance)
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Posted on Apr 10, 2010
I have the same model of dryer and the same problem and no experience in fixing any appliances. I took a few screws off the top and the front, opened the dryer by rotating it forward, and found a red button (a fuse or breaker?) close to what I figured would be the heat sink. Pressed the button, it clicked, and decided to put it all back together. First load worked fine, hopefully that was all it needed. Good luck and hope this is all you have to do too.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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