Question about Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer
My dryer is not giving off heat
I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
Check the fuse and control thermostat on the blower housing. They provide power to the gas assembly.
If all of that is good then check the flame sensor. If the flame sensor is open then no power will get to the then the common wire to the coils and ignitor will be open causing no heat. Read more
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
HI, Check the following to address this issue further.
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task. The blower housing should be disassembled, and cleaned in this case.
2. Thermostat(Secondary Cause)- Highly unlikely in your case, but possible
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.
Posted on Dec 17, 2009
Kenmore H5T is an electric clothes dryer meant for residential use and
manufactured by the Kenmore Company, which manufactures a wide variety
of appliances for the home, including refrigerators, dishwashers,
microwaves, stoves, and clothes washers and dryers. While most Kenmore
clothes dryers work well with only basic care and maintenance, certain
problems, such as the dryer not heating, occasionally occur.
Troubleshooting this issue may solve the problem without the help of a
Posted on Dec 20, 2010
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