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I have a kenmore dryer mod #68942892 when i start it up it heats up and than the heating element turns off but the dryer keeps running , i have replaced the fuse and the senser on the heat tube still the same thing

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  • Jason Reaves Oct 06, 2010

    Turns off for how long?

  • joe_cartoon7 Oct 07, 2010

    i took out the heater tested it and it is good , also i have replaced the thermo Fuse and the thermostat on the heat tube . it will get hot for about 5 Seconds and then turns off and wont come back on for a long time ?



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There are 2 Thermostats on the heat tube and 2 on the blower housing.

one of them on the blower housing is a thermo Fuse. the other is a thermostat

one of them on the heater tube is a hi limit cut off. the other should be a thermostat.

first i would use your heat selector switch to determin if this makes a difference or

you might want to take the heater out and inspect it, to make sure it is not broken. Please make sure you unplug the machine when doing this.

Most common problem is one of the 4 thermostats or the heater.

Good luck

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  • joe_cartoon7 Oct 07, 2010

    the heater is good and i have replaced the Thermostats and the thermo Fuse on the heat tube but the heater comes on for about 5 seconds and then turns off for at least 90 min , but the dryer keeps running just no heat .

  • Donald  Rowan
    Donald Rowan Oct 09, 2010

    I'm Sorry but at this juction you will need a tech. Problem could be in the switch in the motor or the timer or a bad wire ..... it could even be in the outlet or cord.

    After the heater goes off you will need to find out how far the 220 v gets.

  • Donald  Rowan
    Donald Rowan Oct 09, 2010

    you should also check the vent.



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