Question about Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer
Kenmore mid 1994 110 96281100 I do not have power to the element. How do I check back to other components? I assume I need one probe on a power source and other at the component in the circuit. Can you explain specifically where and how to do this?
All components closed(ohms). Element checks out in every way. 240 Vac to power cord input.
Normally inside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor.
Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause a fire, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
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Hope this helps
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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