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Kenmore dryer model 11097320100 spins but doesn't heat. I have the breakdown diagram and a meter. What parts do I test for continuity?

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First check to make sure you are getting a full 220v at the outlet (if  electric dryer). then check every switch you see in the back of the machine for continuity. the only one that will not need continuity is the resister near the cycling thermostat. kenmore dryer model 11097320100 spins - 8c25d6a.jpg

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First , I'll tell you the most likely cause of the problem, then move on to the other causes.
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You can check this by removing the back of the machine, and take a multi-meter or an ohm meter and test the heating element for continuity, (with the wires removed from it.)
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Click on the below link to see the diagram where the thermostat is located.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11096310100/0582/0151200/00064690/00002?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

Part number 8 is the thermostat on the diagram. If the unit is not getting hot, you can use an Ohm Meter to check for continuity. If the thermostat reads open or no connection, the unit is bad. If you do not have an Ohm Meter you can temporarily tape the connection on one of the thermostats leads to the other to see if it starts to warm up. I would suggest you use electrical tape and perform this operation with the unit unplugged then plug the unit back in order to test it. Do not run the dryer for more than a few minutes, or you may have to call the fire department. If it warms up after a few minutes the thermostat is defective and needs to be replaced.

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Hope this info helps, ps don't forget to give me a rating thanks!!


For an electric dryer that runs but doesn’t heat, follow this repair roadmap:
Flip the circuit breaker off and then back on. Electric dryers run on a two-pole, 240v breaker. A common problem is for one of the legs to break which cuts the 240v that the elements need to heat up but it still supplies the 120v for the motor. The result is that the dryer runs but doesn’t heat.
If the breaker checks out, then it’s time to do some surgery. Unplug the dryer and open it up.
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