Question about Kenmore Dryers
First check your breaker. You may be only sending 120 volts to the dryer. It will work all day long on 120 volts, but it won't heat. If that checks then unplug the unit. Take the back off. Should be about 9 screws including the plug plate. You'll need an ohm meter. On the right side you'll see the element with two red thick wires on it or one black one red. There may be another on. Check for continuity between those terminals (red wires). If that's fine check the high limit switch located above the element. It's just a little black round "disk" . Check for continuity there. You should have continuity there as well. If not and I don't recommend this, you can by-pass that limit switch, but replace as soon as you can. It's a safety feature that doesn't allow the dryer to get too hot. If that's all good then I would get a tech out there...hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
You can look at something simple first. Do check the household power if you have fuses then maybe one can be blown if you have breakers switch off and back on if still no heat then you can look to a thermal link depending on the style of dryer if you have a back panel that is held on by 9 screws unplug the power cord from wall then you, will need a OHM meter and set to read Ohm's remove the wiring on the white 1 1/2 long plastic piece to see if you have a reading if no replace the thermal link. Then if good then unplug the wiring to the heating element and check for a reading good? Then put wires back on and up from the heating element there is a stat unplug take a reading if none replace the thermal cutoff kit. And after that being said if no back panel then you front type disassembly is different but check the same described items.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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