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How to check thermostat in kenmore electric dryer 110.68972892

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unplug dryer, no take off bottom panel,use a screw driver or putty knife to remove,there are to clips on top of cover around 2 inches from edge,you'll feel them with tool,push in on them and clips will release, take out lint filter and take off blower wheel duct.clean out lint from duct,now on top of the blower wheel housing you'll see the thermal fuse,part number 3390719,take off one of the wires and read it out with meter,if it's bad change it out,if it's good,pull a wire off of heater and check that and read out the t-stats if you want but i would just change out the part that is bad.also vac out the dryer and go outside and make sure air is blowing flapper open,iblow the vent line out with a leaf blower if it's a long run,you won't believe all the stuff that blows out of there,hope this helps you

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