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Have a Kenmore 11076832500 gas dryer. Unit heats up sometimes and sometimes doesn't. What should I look for?

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  • craigm753 Sep 07, 2010

    Thanks. That is what I thought, but always good to get a second opinion. If that isn't it will contact you later.

  • craigm753 Sep 09, 2010

    Thanks for the advice on my Kenmore dryer. Dryer works great.

  • craigm753 Sep 10, 2010

    Well the thermal fuse got me going for a few hours. Now back to intermittent service again. Could it be the timer?

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Thanks for using FixYa. No heat issue is this type of dryer is usually cause by the Thermal fuse going bad. The thermal fuse is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. When this fuse goes bad it should be replaced as it cannot be repaired. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

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Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
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In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

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