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Hi...I have a Kenmore Gas Dryer (110.74642400)...I had a repair man come to fix and replaced the thermal fuse...however, it is not working again. It worked for about 3 weeks after he replaced it...at that time he said that I may want to have a new vent system put in because my dryer was not venting properly. I used the "fixed" dryer with the old vent for 3 weeks until it blew again. I had my vent replaced and started using my dryer again. It worked for about 10 minutes then went cool, and it no longer heats up. Could the fuse have blown in just that short 3 week time frame when I still had the bad vent? Or could there be another problem with my dryer? Thanks in advance!!!

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  • Aimee Geisel
    Aimee Geisel May 10, 2010

    Thanks for your help...however replacing the thermal fuse did not work. The dryer will heat up for the first part of the cycle but will not stay hot the whole cycle. Any other ideas at to what it could be? Thanks again!

  • Aimee Geisel
    Aimee Geisel May 15, 2010

    Thanks! I'm going to attempt to replace them today...do I need to unhook the gas to do so?

  • Aimee Geisel
    Aimee Geisel May 15, 2010

    How do I get to the gas coils? I removed 2 screws on the front of the dryer but the front panel will not come off.

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If he changed the thermal fuse he should have cleaned out the dryer and vent line for you because it's just gonna pop again and again until the dryer gets cleaned out.you need to unplug the dryer,pull it out and remove the vent line and the back panel,on the left side there's a duct that the lint filter slides into,pull out the filter and remove the two phillips screws in front of the filter on the top panel,go in the back and take out the four screws that hold the duct in place,remove it and clean it out,vac out any lint in the back of dryer,put the duct back on.to the left of the duct and around four inches up you'll see a white thermal fuse part number 3392519,pull one of the wires off and check it with a meter,if it's bad change it out.next,if the vent line is long i use a leaf blower to blow out the line,you could have a birds nest in there or the lint just could have built up,make sure the outside vent is open with nothing blocking it,any screens or cages remove them all they do is catch lint.put the back panel on and the cleaned out vent line and put it back into place,don't put back the two phillips screws yet,next with a screw driver pop the top panel up,stick the screw driver in between the front and top panel around two inches in from the sides of dryer and pop up the top,next remove the two 5/16 inch screws one on each side of front panel and unplug the wiring harness in the top right side,you might have to stick a small screw driver in between the plastic to separate the plug,then pull up on both sides of front panel to remove it and vac out the inside of dryer.put it back together and you should have no more problems,let me know how you make out

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  • Sal DeAngelo May 10, 2010

    you have bad gas coils,it's just a freaky thing that the coils failed right after you fixed the fuse.when the coils are on there way out they'll run for the first 15 to 30 minutes and when they heat up they fail so you'll have parcial heat and the clothes will fell a little warm.the coils are located on top of the gas valve in the front of dryer,remove the two phillips screws,remove the coil cover and replace the two coils,it's simple to do,unplug the dryer first to be safe,let me know how you make out and next time check the part you think it is with a meter so you don't buy parts you don't need,i thought you knew it was the fuse by the way you discribed the problem

  • Sal DeAngelo May 10, 2010

    part number 12001349 gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 11, 2010

    if it's heating at first and then no heat you have bad gas coils,they are located on top of the gas valve,very easy to change,take out the two phillips screws and remove the top cover and change out the coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 11, 2010

    you have bad gas coils if it gets hot for the first 15 to 30 minutes,easy to change out,remove the two phillips screws and remove the cover and change out the coils,they are located on top of the gas valve in the front of dryer,i wrote back to you a couple of times but for some reason it won't send to you,also next time before you change out a part check it with a meter and always remove at least one of the wires on the part you're checking and make sure the dryer is unplugged,

  • Sal DeAngelo May 11, 2010

    you have bad gas coils,they are located on top of the gas valve,very easy to change,remove the two phillips screws take off the cover and change out the coils,next time get a meter and check the part you think is bad so you don't change out parts that are still good,remove at least one of the wires on the part you're checking and unplug the dryer,i tried writing to you but it wouldn't post it i don't know what's up with the site,let me know how you make out

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    if it's hot at the start and then no heat after 15 to 30 minutes you have bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you have bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you have bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    it sounds like you have bad gas coils if it heats for the first 15 to 30 minutes then no heat

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    the gas coils are bad and need to be changed out

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you have bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you have bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you have bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    bad gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you need to change out the gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    you need to change out the gas coils

  • Sal DeAngelo May 12, 2010

    i'm sorry that there are so many answers there,i've been trying to answer you for days but it wouldn't post what i was writing and as you can see i kept at it ha,if i can help you again let me know and i hope your dryer is fixed

  • Sal DeAngelo May 15, 2010

    unplug the dryer,remove the two phillips screws in front of the filter on the top panel.get a screw driver and stick it between the top and front panel around two inches from both sides,do one side at a time,there's a clip in there that holds the panels together,one on each side,once you have the top popped you'll see a white wire harness that has to be pulled apart,that's the door switch wires,you might have to stick a screw driver in between the plastic harness to separate it,then remove the two 5/16 inch screws one on each side around three inches down from the top,now pull the front panel up one side at a time and remove the front panel,on the left side you'll see the gas valve with the coils on top.remove the two phillips screws,remove the cover and change out the coils.if you need any more help let me know

  • Sal DeAngelo May 15, 2010

    part number 12001349.there's a site on this page where you can order the coils,it says get whirlpool dryer coils,the coils are the same

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If one or more of the coils are defective, the valve doesn't open and the gas cannot ignite. Because it's often difficult to properly test the coils, it's usually best to replace both (all) of them at the same time.However unplug your Kenmore gas dryer from its electrical outlet. Make sure that all electricity has been disconnected from your dryer.

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