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The pot no longer heats up--could it be a fuse, or do I have to replace the entire heating element?

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The component on the outside of the heater box you are referring to is the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO). It is also supposed to read a short if good. If this component blows, the dryer will run, but will not heat. If you are getting an infinite reading, it must be replaced.

NOTE: If the TCO is bad, you must also replace the Hi-Limit Thermostat along with it. This is the other component on the heater box that is mounted adjacent to the heating element terminals. Failure to replace BOTH components at the same time can lead to premature failure of any parts you do replace. These parts are commonly sold as a set for this reason. The part number for the replacement kit is 279816.

Replacement parts can be purchased on line at any of the following web sites:

For assistance, you can refer to the Sears website for some excellent exploded view parts illustrations. The parts I'm referring to are located under the "Bulkhead" section:

Item 1 - Thermal Cut-out/Hi-Limit Thermostat kit
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Now...if the TCO has blown, it usually blows for a reason. The most common cause of dryer failures is poorly installed, kinked, or clogged dryer vent ducting. I would would strongly suggest you inspect the entire length of the ducting and ensure the vent hose is not kinked or clogged anywhere. Also, make sure you leave enough space behind the dryer to make sure the vent hose is not crushed. This will lead to poor ventilation, resulting in longer dry times, poor efficiency and eventual failure of the heating circuits. It is also recommended that you use the semi-rigid metal ducting because it resists kinking, crushing, rodent investation and heat.

CAUTION: Make sure you UNPLUG the dryer before servicing. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer even when it is shut off.

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