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70 series kenmore dryer. runs no heat. element seems fine. how exactly do you check thermo fuse. gas dryer obviously

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Thanks for using FixYa. You are right when the dryer runs but won't heat then the first thing that should be checked is the Thermal fuse which is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover. If this fuse goes bad the dryer will not heat and you’ll have to replace it as it cannot be repaired. You can test it for continuity between its two pins, no continuity means bad fuse. If this is fine then you’ll need to check the thermostat, igniter and coils. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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  • richb2424 Jul 23, 2010

    got continuity. so how do we test thermostat?

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