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Dryer not heating up

My dryer suddenly stopped heating up. I have checked the vent hose and it's clear. Can anyone tell me how to open and begin checking the thermostat etc? Thanks.

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  • tryintofixit Mar 13, 2008

    Sorry, I thought I'd included that important info in my post. It's a Kenmore model 110.70812990 gas dryer. Thanks.

  • connsu Mar 13, 2008

    I have the stackable Kenmore dryer 417.83142201 that just quit heating up. Everything else works fine.

  • Ikiea Battle Mar 13, 2008

    My whirlpool dryer is not heating at all can anyone help me.The model # is LER4624BWO and the serial # is MD1103616. Thanks.

  • tryintofixit Mar 20, 2008

    You are a rock star! Thanks for the detailed instruction. We fixed it.

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    they are all different, whats the make and model to assist you better

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Remove the back panel and check the thermal fuse ( its white maybe 2inches by half inch 2wires leading to it. the most common problem. if thats good( a continuity test will tell,you want continuity thorugh the fuse).then i would check the ignitor assy.that s check also with continuity test, you can also checkt he plug leading to the ignitor for 110v, ifyou got powerr there and ignotir doesnt light you will need ignitor

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