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I have a Kenmore dryer model 110.76662501. It runs fine but will not continuously heat up - it will heat up for a while then go cold. I have replaced the Thermal Fuse and the Ingnitor - again it ran for a while but then goes cold. I have blown out the lines and the cleaned out the dryer itself. I'm stuck - any suggestions. Thanks!

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  • rkreece Nov 09, 2010

    How do I check for continuity on the thermostat?

  • rkreece Nov 09, 2010

    How do I check fot the continuity on the thermostat?

  • rkreece Nov 09, 2010

    How do I check for the continuity of the thermostat?



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There are three more things to check for: High limit thermostat, cycling thermostat and the flame sensor. You can start with checking the thermostat and check for continuity, if there isn't any then it is bad thermostat and a replacement is required. Hope this helps...please let me know if you require further assistance.

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    Daniel Scott Nov 09, 2010


    Sorry about the late response. Somehow, I missed your emails. You'll need to use a multimeter to check the continuity of the thermostat. Disconnect the wires from the thermostat to be tested. Set the multimeter to Ohms (Rx1 or Rx10). A good thermostat will display resistance as infinite or OL. If it shows some didgits or values or Xero then it is faulty and needs to be replaced. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.




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