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Kenmore Elite electric dryer-65942401 and it runs but does not heat. I have heard that best thing to do is replace heating element, but is there anything else that needs replacing along w/it, and we can't get the heating element out (Do you have to remove the whole heater box?)

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You need to check the breaker, often the heat 1/2 of the 220 volt breaker trips and is not visually obvious. Best to know so check with a volt meter, or forceably turn off the breaker, FULLY off, press hard, and then back on and test again. If it keeps happening, you may need to have an electrition investigate.

There is very little failure of heating elements, but not unheard of. More common is a bra wire shorts the element. remove it and often you are good to go, but sometimes it burns through.

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I found a video on line for changing gas valve coils. Your dryer is electric. This video shows how to access the innards. They say a picture tells a thousand words. The dryer has a solid front panel which must be removed. To do so you begin here Kenmore Elite electric dryer-65942401 and it runs - 561c0c2.jpgb934107.jpgOnce you get that front panel off then your dryer is exactly like this:

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    Once you get that drum out you can easily yank out the dryer element after removing the shield in front of it. This dryer is wirth the effort to repair.

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