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Kenmore dryer spins, but no heat. cleaned out lint and started again. it got warm for a while then just spun without heat

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kenmore dryer spins, but no - 86ac2e0.jpg The most common cause for no heat is a blown therma fuse. If you cleaned a lot of lint out there may have been sufficient air restriction to overheat and pop the fuse. It is not resettable, but in NS costs around $8.00.
Remove the plug
remove the rear cover
trace the exhaust air lines untill you find something that looks like the image above, its about the diameter of a quarter. There are often 2
remove the two wires,
test- with a multimeter 0 resisttance=good infinity resistance = bad
- with a battery and bulb, lights = good, dark = bad
If fails test, unscrew two retaining screws, take the thermal fuse to your local dealer and buy one of the same type,
Dealer will have them there are only about 5 kinds for every dryer made.
screw in, reinstall wires, reinstall back, plug in, Dry

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