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Kenmore elite elec dryer, 110.64972300. runs no heat

Kenmore elite elec dryer, 110.64972300.
10 ohms at heating element, 0 ohms at thermal fuse, thermostat + thermal cutoff. 17000 ohms on thermister at about 62 degrees.
got my full 220ac. All vents are clean and free.

if i connect each leg of the heating element to frame i get 110 on each but if I put it on both legs when its running I only get 75 vac.

what am I missing??

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  • victitious20 Apr 28, 2010

    I do thank you very much, I now see what I was doing wrong measuring the element. I just need to find out how the lever (8066120) actuates the switch. (279782). Is it automated where something is driven down from the Mot, to the actuator? or something on the belt tensioner that actuates it? If you can let me know I would greatly appreciate it.

  • victitious20 Apr 29, 2010

    I still have my issue with no heat. I traced the wire back to the heater relay, I swapped the motor relay with the heater relay and still have this issue. I can assume if the relay was bad, the motor would display issues now??? All the thermisters, cutoffs, + heater all check out with a meter.
    I found the tech sheet and followed the heater strip circuit. 2 items that i could not check was the electronic control and the centrifugal switch. but getting back to the thermister I do not have any AC here. I really hope this helps you to help me. thanks again.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Kenmore dryer not getting hot heating element is find change the thermal cutoff and the thermostat next to it and it's still not getting hot model 11067902792 90serial what could it be

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Kenmore dryer not getting hot heating element is find change the thermal cutoff and the thermostat next to it and it's still not getting hot model 11067902792 90serial what could it be

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Kenmore dryer not getting hot I change the thermal cutoff fuse thermostat next to it and the heating element look ok it's not broken so what could it be model 11

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Pull one wire off the element and start the dryer in a heat cycle . Check power from that wire to the cabinet . Touch the meter to the terminal you pulled that wire off of , and check that voltage . You cannot get correct voltage by checking across the element . Trace the wire NOT getting 120 volts . It will either go to the timer or motor . It will lead you to the problem .

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  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Apr 28, 2010

    The part numbers you have given , are the door switch actuator (lever ) , and the door switch . These are actuated by the door closing . What is your dryer doing , and I can give you a place to start diagnosing .

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Apr 29, 2010

    Pull one wire off the element and start the dryer in a heat cycle .
    Check power from that wire to the cabinet . Touch the meter to the
    terminal you pulled that wire off of , with the wire off, and check that voltage . Trace that wire . If it goes to the control board , replace the control board . If it goes to the motor , then replace the motor . Most likely , the control board is bad . Not sending 120 v to the element for the 240 v element requirement .

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