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Kenmore 86980100 dryer no heat

Kenmore 86980100 dryer no heat

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  • randy_go_blu Mar 12, 2009

    I also have a 10 year old Kenmore 90 series electric dryer (Model No. 67902790). I have had it in for service twice in the past 2 years. Both times, the dryer would run, but would not heat. Both times the repair company replaced the thermal cut-off. This last time I decided to replace the thermal cut-off and the hi-limit thermostat myself. I just finished installing them, but still no heat... I removed the heating element, inspected it and tested for continuity. Although it looks pretty well used, it tested fine. Now i am wondering if I may have installed the cut-off and/or hi-limit thermostat incorrectly??? Or, is there some other potential issue??? I disconnected the leads from the heating element, turned on the dryer and tested the voltage at the leads only to find that it is not getting any juice. What is my next step??? If no suggestions, my next step is going to be putting it on the curb!!!

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NO HEAT, CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
1. CHECK SETTINGS OF THE SELECTOR SWITCH. MAKE SURE A HEAT SETTING HAS BEEN SELECTED.
2. IF IT IS AN ELECTRIC DRYER, CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE OUTLET.
3. CHECK THE HEATING ELEMENT FOR 240 VOLTS AT THE TERMINALS OF THE ELEMENT WHILE THE DRYER IS RUNNING. IF NO 240 VOLTS, TRACE WIRING BACK TO OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE HEAT CIRCUIT. WHEN YOU FIND 240 VOLTS ACROSS THAT COMPONENT, THAT IS THE BAD ITEM.
4. CHECK FOR BURNT WIRES IN THE HEAT CIRCUIT. (HEATER, THERMOSTAT, HIGH LIMIT THERMO, MOTOR CENTRIFUGAL SWITCH, TIMER, THERMAL FUSE).

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