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Kenmore dryer I have removed rear panel and checked continuity on all the leads and components I can see, the only one I didn't get tone on was the dryer cycling therm. with internal bias. I get continuity on the big outer leads but not on the small inner leads. Could this be why my dryer runs but has no heat?

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  • michael4 Aug 25, 2008

    Thank you so much for your help, my apologies for not including model number, it is Kenmore dryer 110.66702690.

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I apologize for taking so long getting back to you on this. Have you verified everything? The following link provides some helpful information on how to troubleshoot common ELECTRIC dryer problems:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385301-thorough_dryer_advice

The component you mention, sounds like an operating thermostat, but I'm not sure. From the readings you provided, it sounds like it may be good. That's why I suggested the link in order for you to double check all your readings and symptoms. I'm not trying to undermine you technical abilities, but you may have overlooked something.

A model number would be a great help in understanding how your dryer is configured. You also never mentioned if this was an electric or gas dryer. I'm assuming we're talking about an electric dryer.

If this is a GAS dryer, the common source of a no heat problem is a bad igniter or gas safety valve coils. Please let me know which dryer type you have. I hope all this information helps you.

PS I failed to mention (I think) in the link I provided that there is also a centrifugal switch on the drive motor that (if faulty) will not enable the heating circuits. Double check everything else before looking into this option.

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    Jeff Rockwell Aug 25, 2008

    Okay, thank you for the model number. Now, I know it is an electric dryer, but I still need to know more about your symptoms and what you have checked. Is the dryer running, but not heating? Or, does the dryer not start at all? Have you looked at the link I provided to you? Have you checked the heating element? Please let me know.

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