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Kenmore Gas Dryer Serial Number: MF3920158

Kenmore Gas Dryer Serial Number: MF3920158
Model: 76812690 76812
Btu 22000
Runs but does not heat. All wires connected and in good condition. Worked fine and then just stopped heating. What do I do? I am not an expert at all. This is the first time that I have worked on a dryer. I have taken it apart and all looks normal.

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There is a heater on the back wall of the machine left hand corner there are also two relays on that same back wall and one on the blower you have to be able to take a wire off each relay and with a multimeter check each part for continuity if t hese are all good then do the same test on your heater. hope this helps

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