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Kenmore 110.70212990 My dryer spins but there is no heat, maybe the fuses need changing where do I locate those fuses. From my under standing the dryer can still operate with a fuse burnt out but will not produce any heat right?

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  • tlthill Feb 14, 2008

    Hi i've got a problem with my dryer it rotates but wont heat up

    the model #is 97520100-75201

  • unskilledmom Mar 02, 2008

    Kenmore Gas dryer problem, model 110.70212990, serial MK5215997

    Not heating properly. Takes a few cycles to dry. Some times heat comes on sometimes not. Took off back panel. Can't find anything that looks like it can be replaced by an unskilled person. Cleaned out lint trap. Unhooked vent hose, cleaned out. Don't want to spend too much money on repair bill. Again, unskilled laborer here.

  • DIY_Moderate Sep 03, 2008

    Great walk-through for diagnosis!!!

    I still have a problem/need clarification, please ;o)

    I have the Kenmore 110.70212990 gas dryer. The ignitor glows, then clicks off after 4-5 seconds, suggesting the valve coils. Those buggers are $35 each - any way to test them to see if they are indeed the culprit(s) before I shell out $70?



  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    It is true that a dryer will still function in some cases with a bad component. However, it depends on WHAT component and TYPE of dryer. You listed your dryer as a "Gas Dryer". If this is true, you may have a bad igniter that is keeping the dryer from igniting. If your dryer is electric, you may have a bad thermal cut-out and/or thermostat. All of these components (if they fail) will give the very symptoms you have described. If you could verify your dryer and provide me with an EXACT model number (located around the door opening), I can give you better advice, rather than speculate. Please post back with your information.



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For a Gas Dryer:
1: Check if the igniter glows, if the igniter glows for a short time, followed by a distinct "click" then shuts off, you most likely have to replace the valve coils.
2: If the igniter does not glow at all, you will need to check some electrical components with an electrical meter. (or "ohm meter"..)
First check the thermal fuse, typically mounted either on the blower housing, (for dryers with a bottom lint trap) or on the rear bulkhead, (dryers with a lint screen on top). If the fuse reads OL or infinite resistance, (open fuse) replace it and check for clear venting and proper airflow at your exhaust duct. If your venting is unrestricted, also replace the operating thermostat or thermistor, whichever your dryer has.
If the fuse checks ok, then check the the igniter by disconnecting the in-line wire harness from the igniter and reading across the two pins in the harness, if you read infinite resistance, replace the igniter.
If the igniter checks ok, read across the radiant sensor mounted on the side of the burn tube, you must remove at least one of the wires from the terminals for a correct reading, again, if infinite resistance, replace.
If this doesn't help you may be looking at some electrical issues in the temp select switch, etc. Hope this helps.

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