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My grandmothers dryer wont heat up. It is a Kenmore, (model) 86870100, with (serial no.) MX1661182. Would like to know how i would know for sure if it is either the element or a fuse.

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You will need to open the dryer and look at the element, if you have a meter you will need to ohm it out, but more then likely the thermal fuse is bad. In order to test, test only after test disconnect the bypass, you will need to bypass the fuse: take the two spaded ends off the thermal fuse and tape them together then turn dryer on if you have heat you will need to replace fuse, can be purchased online. eBay is the cheapest but can be purchase from a appliance sales/repair shop, Tim:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5044534_open-kenmore-dryer-panel.html


http://www.ehow.com/how_6746180_bypass-fuse-kenmore-drying-machine.html

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Thanks for the pics. I operate in UK and color codes here are different.
From what I can see the wiring in your picture does not match the US standard either.
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Here a service manual covering Kenmore 70 series dryers.
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/attachments/sears-kenmore/3298d1196129125-kenmore-dryer-model-110-86870100-wont-heat-ldrwp-checkpoints.jpg
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Here a picture showing correct wiring: http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/attachments/sears-kenmore/3298d1196129125-kenmore-dryer-model-110-86870100-wont-heat-ldrwp-checkpoints.jpg

See also the pictures in this blog:
http://www.satfix.net/showthread.php?931-How-Dryers-work.-Whirlpool-Inglis-Kitchen-Aid-Kenmore-Admiral-Roper


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Parts (including wiring harness and terminals) are available here:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11086810100/0582/0151200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=11086810100

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