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Replaced cut-out and limit switches and still no heat?

When I first replaced the switches, the heating element would light up and seem to be working and heating fine. Now i still have wet cloths and the heating element will not turn on. I replaced the switches because the dryer and element would run for a few minutes and then the element would drop out and dryer continue to run and tumble.

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This is one of only a few models with an electronic control board behind the contol panel nex to timer, is your power checks good, and all fuses nad thermos and heater have continuity as well i would look there, nice when theres an obvious blow out on the board but not always the case, it reails for about $60 part num,w10116566

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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Feb 28, 2008

    close enough, perhaps a color difference

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Also bypass the cycling thermostat if the dryer still doesn't heat with the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat bypassed. Check the heating element visually for obvious broken or damaged coil. An ohmmeter will be of great help in checking the resistance/continuity of the heating element. Replace the heating element if broken or damaged, NEVER attempt to repair it.

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You can bypass the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat for troubleshooting purposes. Join together the wires of each part and insulate it properly then reconnect power. The two components indeed need to be replaced if the dryer heats up. If not and still no power to the heating element, check the continuity of the heating circuit. Check the continuity/resistance of the heating element if there's power to its terminals but doesn't heat. Replace the heating element if it reads open.

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Disconnect power then access the thermal cut-off (cut-out) and the high-limit thermostat. Disconnect the wires of each component then connect them together and insulate it properly. Reconnect power then start the dryer. The problem is indeed in the thermal cut-off (cut-out) and the high-limit thermostat if the dryer heats up. Replace both parts and it should solve the problem. It is an easy and cheap repair to make. Indicate the exact model number of the dryer should you need further assistance.

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Also bypass the cycling thermostat if the dryer still doesn't heat with the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat bypassed. Check the heating element visually for obvious broken or damaged coil. An ohmmeter will be of great help in checking the resistance/continuity of the heating element. Replace the heating element if broken or damaged, NEVER attempt to repair it.

The problem is likely in the motor centrifugal switch if the dryer still doesn't heat with good heating element and the three components above bypassed. Indicate the exact model number of the dryer should you need further assistance.


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I replaced the heating element in my Kenmore Dryer, but it is still not heating. What do I check now?


please check the high limit fuse in series with your heater. plus the rest of the limit switches that are there. there are at least three of them. these limit switches cuts off when the dryer over heats.

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