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Kenmore dryer 11070842990 - Drum turns, but no heat. checked continunity on thermal sensors - OK. Door closed switch also checks OK. what's next?

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  • rat8043 Mar 25, 2008

    Forgot to mention this is a gas dryer. But, I did find a thermostat in the lower right corner which is open.
    Local parts store has them on back order, so it will be a few more days before I know if this solves the problem.

    Thanks for the quick response.

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Repalcing the heating element or thermostat. Small access panel on lower right side back of dryer will allow you to change these components out and be well on your way. Good luck.

For parts, look up www.marcone.com or www.partstoday.com

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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