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Kenmore dryer 110.875626011 will run but no heat. I checked for line voltage and continuity across the limits and the element which checks out. I also check the sensors on the exhaust tube. one has continuity and one does not. I temporarily bypassed that. Still no heat and no I get a F 23 code.

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Its really a whirlpool. It sounds as if your thermal fuse has blown. If you look up your model on sears.com you can look at the break down to locate the fuse. These parts usually go because of overheating, caused by vent issues. Restrictions, blockages or too long of runs are usuall the problem. Once fixed, try running it with the vent off for a few loads. Identify if there is build up of lint in the lint catch area and base of unit. These signs of build up usually indicate a vent issue.

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Testing with an ohm meter checking on a dryer....
These are the places that pass voltage to the heater elements on an electric dryer. In order to check a dryer for no heat, here is a list of places to check. Remember to always unplug the appliance before starting testing with an ohm meter. Always remove wires from the part you are testing with an ohm meter ( write down what goes where first before removing any wires ).
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