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I HAVE CLOTHES DRYER MODEL NO. KEYW977BWHO AND WHEN I PUSH TH NO HEAT AND PUSH THE START B UTTON IT START AND THE HEATING ELEMENT STILL COME ON AND STARTS TO HEAT. DO YOU HAVE A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM THANKS.

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There are a few possible issues you will need a quarter inch nut driver and and ohm meter to figure out the problem. First step remove the back panel. Once your back there to ohm anything out you have to remove one wire from the device your testing. You will have a skinny white thermal fuse with two wires going to it if that has no continuity its bad replace that (3392619) and the cycle therm next to it w/ 4 wires (3387134) and check your venting because the problem occured due to over heating. The next thing is you thermal fuse located at the top of the heater housing that comes in a kit with the hi limit thermostat which will probably requere some rewiring. The last thing to check would be your heating element which is a (279827) fairly expensive but easy to replace. Also before you replace anything make sure you are getting true 240v to the dryer.

Hope this helps _MJ_

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