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Kenmore stack dryer had no heat..replace element as was burn out.. lasted 6 loads laundry..and element burnt out again ????

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Dryer has no heat


I have one of those Kenmore "Laundry Center" stacked washer/dryer units. It comes built that way - it is not two units stacked on top of one another (if there is such a thing).

My guess is that it is at least 13-14 years old now (it came with the house I bought) and about 3-4 years ago, it also stopped heating. The dryer would run for a couple of hours and all of the clothes would still be damp and the air in the dryer was not warm or hot.

I searched online and found that the usual cause is the heating element wire was probably burned out if the dryer was otherwise running all right. I found some repair instructions online and the procedures to take the dryer apart (can't recall where - just Google it).

The heating element is like a long coiled resistance wire, similar to what you would see in a toaster but heavier duty. It is strung in a circle behind the dryer drum tub to heat the air that enters the dryer.

If you've ever looked into a toaster when toasting, you'll notice that that thin resistance wire glows red hot which generates the heat. Now imagine that thin wire being red hot and the dryer tumbling, causing constant vibration. It's amazing that the heater resistance wire doesn't break more often!

A pretty handy DIY-er can take the dryer apart and replace the heater wire, but the challenge is getting the stacked unit out in the open somewhere where you can work on it. You need a fair bit of room.

My advice would be to also buy the drum belt replacement kit to also replace that at the same time. If you're going to go to the trouble of taking the dryer apart to replace the heater wire, you might as well replace the drive belt and associated felt pad, etc. at the same time. You DON'T want to have to take the dryer apart again a little later to change that part when it breaks. (It's like a timing belt on your car - if you're doing major work on your car and have the engine apart and it's "about time" to replace the timing belt per the manufacturer's maintenance schedule, might as well do it a the same time to save on repeating the labor again.)

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Heating element must be replacedas well as the cord. Make sure the drum screws were not screwed into anything electrical.

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My kenmore 96292800 won't heat up


Here are the probable causes, listed my most common to least common:
1) The heating element has failed, likely burnt in two.
2) One of the "overheat thermostat switches" has failed. There are several, as few as 3 as many as 6.
3) A wire inside the machine has burned in two.
Usually it will be near the heating element.
4) At the place where the electric cord attaches to the dryer in the back, one to the wire connections is toasted, needs repair.
5) A circuit breaker in your "fuse box" has tripped and needs to be reset.
The fuse box may be in the garage, laundry room, basement, hall, or wherever.
If you wish to attempt to fix it yourself, a question to "fixya" might get someone to walk you through the steps.
You'd need tools and a testing machine.
Be blessed.

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Kenmore 110 60942990 dryer works but takes 3 hours to dry a load.


Venting. When elements or thermostats burn out it is almost always caused by venting restrictions. Vent is plugged with lint, smashed(usually from the dryer being pushed back to far) vent run is too long, or nylon stocking on vent outlet. Also check to see if you can pour water through your lint screen. Sometimes fabric softener builds up on the screen and restricts the air flow. Scrub your lint screen to get this build up off. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

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this is likley to be the heat seconsers or its the heater/s burnd out if one of the elements have died on you it will only partly dry the washing,, not a hard job to fix but still a bit pricy,

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Laundry not getting dry


It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

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the flint element might need to be replace...(pilot light) I had the same problem the dry had a burned smell...which meant that the element wasn't working properly and finally the drying wound't heat anymore

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Any kind of lint or cobwebs on the element would cause a hot spot and fry the element or pop the limit that is mounted on top of the chamber. What your hubby soulda done is take the machine down and vacuum it out after sitting up so long. The fuse is not blown because it still runs so it must be the small guy pictured. It mount up top of the heat element chamber.ff8b5e7.jpg

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your vent is holding heat and it cause it to burn out and also check the element itself

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