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Kenmore electric dryer model#96260100

I've put in a new heating element, the old one burnt out,changed the thermal fuses and now the heating element stays on even with the door open.It got so hot that it burnt out the heating element again and burnt out the high temp thermal fuse.So I bought another new one.Is there a chance that i've crossed the wires,I did write them down the way I took them off.I know it's and old dryer but I havent the money to replace it with a new one. Can anyone help me ???Thank you.. Tim

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  • tdantz Aug 28, 2008

    Thanks, I will try this and let you know ..Thank You again...

  • tdantz Sep 04, 2008

    this was the perfect fix.i'm up and running once again..thanks for your help

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Tim, check to see if your motor switch is stuck. it allows the other power leg to be sent to the heater. comes on when the motor starts turning and releases upon the stopping of the motor. other power leg comes through timer, hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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There are severaol things that could cause this to happen
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1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

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Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:
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  • heating element, burnt wire
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  • motor heat switch, timer, selector switch,
  • burnt power cord/plug.
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