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Kenmore 80 series, gas dryer, No heat

I have tried all of the settings on the timer. It turns on and runs, there just isn't any heat. I have disconnected the exhaust from the wall and checked for possible clogging. None.
Gas is working, just can't get any heat. Anything would help.

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  • tomgriffin Apr 21, 2008

    The dryer appears to operate (turns on, spins, etc) but I do not get any heat. I tried all the troubleshooting tips in the manual but none applied to my situation.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. The dryer will run but will not produce heat.

  • marcel2 May 25, 2008

    Dryer operates but i have no heat .

  • lillee32940 Jun 22, 2008

    There are three questions about this dated in Arp and May... it is now the end of June and no one has answered the questions... what's the deal?

  • miss jessica Aug 10, 2008

    My dryer works but has no heat. It turns and buzzes and does all it is supposed to do without the heat. I run my dryer twice to get one load of clothes dry! God forbid it is a load of jeans!!!! My husband thinks it might be the igniter but I know nothing about dryers except how to use them. Any help or suggestions would be great!

  • peggann Oct 13, 2008

    The dryer works fine in all aspects, except that it does not heat up. Where is the ignitor located?

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Dryer won't heat.


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Where is the thermal fuse located?

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Wow... these questions were asked in Apr and May... it is not the end of June... still not answer... what's the deal?/

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

I just fixed mine.  When you take off the back panel, the thermal fuse is a small white plastic piece that has two electrodes plugged into it.  It is only held on by one screw.  It's toward the bottom in the middle.  I didn't know what it was, so I just went and purchased the piece.  It cost me $22.  Once I saw it, it was easier to spot on the dryer.  Quick and easy to install and now my dryer is working again!

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

Check your thermal fuse. We just had the same problem. it would start and run but wouldn't heat or shut off. The fuse is the problem with ours & it costs only $13.00.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

Check your thermal fuse. We just had the same problem. it would start and run but wouldn't heat or shut off. The fuse is the problem with ours & it costs only $13.00.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

I would check your thermal fuse. We just had the same issue & decided to bypass the fuse on the back & it started up just fine with heat & timing working perfectly. We checked continuity & it was intermittent. The part is about $13.00.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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