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Kenmore 80 Series Model #110.74842400 Series MR5112733

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Kenmore 80 Series Model #110.74842400 Series MR5112733
Front loading dryer.

Problem: No heat, but cold air with force is present when the dryer tumbles.

I've been reading replies to other people's problems regarding no heat in their dryer. I have the same problem. I cleaned the air duct, which had some significant amount of lint built up right at the base connection
of the duct.

I wanted to see if I can service the dryer myself. I build computers for a living and do light electrical work, so I figured I would give this a shot before calling for servicing.

I kindly thank anyone for information in advance.
Regards,
-dc

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There's a few things on this dryer that can stop it
from heating. 1st thing your going to need is an ohm meter, your testing simply for continuity. The main items that cause no heat at all on this gas dryer is the igniter on the gas valve, the thermal fuse located on the blower wheel housing the thermal cut out located on the burner box or the flame sensor on the burner funnel and lastly the coils on the gas valve. the sequence is from most too least common. Of course unplug it and shut the gas off.

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