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Need to know were the fuses are located. the dryer runs but does not have heat.

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  • John Tripp
    John Tripp May 11, 2010

    Will need the sears model number. For example 312.56489 That will allow me to give you or another technician away to see the diagrams. There are just too many variations of that model Elite is a GE Brand name. I am a Sears Parts Dealer and trust me they would not be able t tell you were or what without that number. I could also help you better by sending where that number is but they shut down their parts site. at 1: AM untill about 4 AM Thanks, Sea Breeze

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And Fixer1950 you are very correct. When a person has no model number you can not show location, diagrams, part numbers diasembly or assist in testing. Fuses most times burn out when air flows leaving the dryer and is restricted due to blocked air flow From the looks of what the customr said was were is the fuse. With part numbers you can lay out where the fuse is and the heating element some models have a trick to open where these are. And diagrams are availiable only with the correct model number. Just one hole in the lint screen sends loads of lint into the dryer eshaust and then moisture clngs to the lint to the point of no air flow. A few times like this will take out the fuse. When the heating element does it not continue too tumble? And even without a models number is to guess. Fixing the problem is first done with the model number. From there is easy, Sea Breeze

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Rathen than looking for fuses, it sounds more like your heating element is burned out.

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