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I have a Kenmore Dryer model #110.66732500 that just quit heating. Everything else is working fine, tumbles but no heat. It is 4.5 years old. When it quit it tripped the circuit breaker, we reset the circuit breaker,,,but still no heat. Any suggestions or does the heating element need to be replaced?

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  • briek51 Oct 14, 2010

    As suggested we replaced the thermal cut out, hi limit thermostat and the heating element...still no heat. Circuit breaker has been reset of course, so it isn't the 220 switch on the breaker. There is continuity with the fuse, so it shouldn't be bad. Don't know what else to look for or do, can you suggest anything further that could be the cause?

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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

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  • briek51 Oct 14, 2010

    As suggested we replaced the thermal cut out, hi limit thermostat and the heating element...still no heat. Circuit breaker has been reset of course, so it isn't the 220 switch on the breaker. There is continuity with the fuse, so it shouldn't be bad. Don't know what else to look for or do, can you suggest anything further that could be the cause?

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SOURCE: Dryer will run about 5 mins. then trips the circuit breaker.

I would change the breaker frist and see if that sovles the problem

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SOURCE: dryer trips circuit breaker

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Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you ti find out why the circuitbreaker is tripping.

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