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My kenmore electric dryer will not heat, want to change the thermostat or element, where can i find easy info, it is a front load dryer, electronic

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Here's a link to a great tutorial on replacing your heating element...
http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm

Don't overlook the possibility your dryer is not drying because the vent hose is clogged. That happens frequently and causes the same problem as a bad element does.

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Find your model and serial numbers they are usually just inside the door then do a search for "appliance parts" on the net, there will be a number of companies that come up. Check out the part price and description for a couple of the companies, there can be a big difference in the pricing sometimes. Parts are often shipped the same day a arrive in a timely fashion from any of the companies.

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I have a series 90 heavy duty electric Kenmore dryer. I think the heating element has gone out. Is this an easy fix. Dryer still works just doesnt get hot to dry clothes.


If The front panel is one assembly then the element is on the back behind the cover, if there is a small panel on the bottom ending about where the door starts the element is behind that panel on the right hand side. In either case it if fairly easy to get to. Also check the two thermostats on the heating element. Both should have continuity. If either one is open replace them both.

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Hello, I have Kenmosre 90 series dryer. Did a load ealier today, and it was fine. Went back to put another load in and realised NO heat was on, absolutley no heat in the dryer, the air inside is room...


you may need a heating element. You can go to your locale appliance store and buy the element & install it yourself . Just make sure you take All your dryer info, (etc; the dryer model, make, yr & the serial # ) this info is easy to find, its located inside the dryer door. Just call around your locale area and ask them how much it is for the heating element, for your dryer. It should be rather cheap compared to the cost of Kenmore appliance company coming out to fix it for you. The heating element is rather easy to install. I have installed a few in my own dryers and in my hot water heater.
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No heat is not always an element. It could be the thermal fuse (check this first), a thermostat or a leg of your 240VAC missing. Replacing an element is relatively easy depending on ones mechanical abilities. Depending on the model it is accessable from either the front or the back. Back one is easiest.
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It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

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Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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