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Good day,
Kenmore dryers are built by Whirlpool. Here is an excellent tutorial on replacing the element.


http://www.applianceaid.com/wp_element.html



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  • John Hall Feb 04, 2010

    Check your thermostats back there. Especially a skinny white Bakelite thermal fuse, near the bottom center. Pull one wire off and check with an ohm meter. Should read zero ohms. Should be 3 or 4 more as well, either round or rectangular. They should all test zero ohms of resistance.
    Also, make sure both sides of the 230 volts is getting to the unit.
    Can be tricked, since the motor only requires 115 volts to run.


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