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I have an older kenmore electric dryer that won't heat. What commonly goes out on these dryers. I tested the heat coils, and both terminals have 120 volts. Also tested high temp overload and it's OK, and thermal fuse is OK. I am searching for some kind of problem that I am not seeing. Thanks.

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  • dharmon3561 Sep 10, 2010

    This is my daughter's dryer and when I go back to her house in the morning I will do what you suggested....ohm out the coil and make sure that there is continuity. I did check and had 240v across the coil terminals, but I will check again inthe morning. I will get back with you tomorrow, Friday 9/10. thanks

  • dharmon3561 Sep 10, 2010

    OK. Thanks.

  • dharmon3561 Sep 10, 2010

    Just wanted to let you know that I finally found out what the problem was. I had to replace the upper thermal cut out. It is now working properly. thanks for your help.
    Danny

  • dharmon3561 Sep 10, 2010

    yes

  • dharmon3561 Sep 10, 2010

    Just wanted to let you know I had to replace the upper thermal cut out. Problem solved. Thanks for your help. Danny

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Hi,
Check that you 240v ACROSS the coil terminals...you can have 120 to each side and still not have 240 across them...also check that you have resistance through the coil...in other wards ohm out the coil and make sure that there is continuity....

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