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Kenmore dryer doesn't give off heat

My dryer is not giving off heat

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  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    kenmore model 110 76902693 gas dyer worked fine 2 days ago. Took out last nights load still damp, no heat, gas connection fine and on. removed front cover looks like no pilot light. Just tumbles no heat!

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    tumbles,no heat,new igniter

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    dryer runs no heat

  • Doris Armstrong Sep 09, 2008

    kenmore dryer is making a clicking sound, won't heat up no flames

  • rj706 Nov 08, 2008

    Dryer is tumbling but not giving off heat. Element is fine.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    dryer works, but does not heat up.

  • toddladson01 Dec 06, 2008

    Dryer tumbles but no heat. Elements replaced 1 year ago.

  • jrollo1 Dec 29, 2008

    My Kenmore Gas Dryer Model # 87566110 runs fine, but will not heat up.

  • Amno Dec 30, 2008

    How do you check the Thermal fuse??

  • Mbarreiro57 Jan 26, 2009

    My dryer isn't giving off heat either

  • Amno May 11, 2010

    how do you test the thermal fuse

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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.


Heating element
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.


Thermal fuse
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.)


Wiring
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

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SOURCE: i have a kenmore 80

replace your thermal fuse part number 3390719...if you need help,,im onthejob,,this is gas and not electric...

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore gas dryer is not giving out heat

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

localwonder
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SOURCE: Hello I have a Kenmore gas dryer model#

HI, Check the following to address this issue further.


1. Venting
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

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series dryer starts(runs) but will not

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer will only work on no heat

The 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 service technician.
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  • Ensure that the dryer is properly connected to a working grounded power supply. Confirm that the power cord is plugged firmly into the dryer and the power outlet. Reset household fuses or circuit breakers if necessary.
  • 2 Remove the lint screen from the bottom front of the dryer. Pull off all lint so that the filter screen is clean, and replace the lint screen in the dryer.
  • Run the dryer for 5 minutes on a normal cycle and hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to feel for air movement. If there is no air movement, turn off the dryer and unplug the unit. Disconnect the exhaust vent and clean out any possible obstructions, such as excess lint. Reconnect and confirm that the vent is not kinked or crushed and preventing proper heated air flow.
  • Ensure the dryer is not in a room or outside with ambient temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The dryer will be unable to heat properly if the ambient temperature is too low.
  • Avoid overloading the dryer with too many clothes, which will limit proper heat and air flow in the dryer. Make sure the dryer is not set on an "Air Only" dry cycle, which does not provide heat.
  • Contact an authorized service technician if the preceding steps do not resolve the problem.

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