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    Default kenmore elite dryer stopped working in the middle of drying clothes

    Model Number: 110.64952300
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    I left a load of clothes in the dryer and stepped away for an hour. I came back and notice it only moved 1/4 thru the drying process. I opened the door and my clothes were still wet, but it also smell burnt. I tried pushing the start button again, but nothing happens. I can hear a click, which is normal when i start drying a load.

    The load i had in there was a bit more than usual, could that have been the cause of this? I am very inexperience with fixing washing machines and dryers, so any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Did you have it on auto-dry or timed-dry when this happened?

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    it was on auto dry

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    Ok, try it on timed-dry.

    Then pull the dryer out from the wall and take the vent hose OFF it in the back, and then try it on auto-dry with no clothes in it and see if it runs through fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Ok, try it on timed-dry.

    Then pull the dryer out from the wall and take the vent hose of it in the back, and then try it on auto-dry with no clothes in it and see if it runs through fine.

    Jake
    I tried it on timed-dry, and it doesn't work as well. Should i go ahead and try pulling the vent hose out anyways?

    thanks for your help Jake!

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    Should i go ahead and try pulling the vent hose out anyways?
    Yes, do that and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Yes, do that and report back.

    Jake

    ok, I took the hose off the dryer and tried the auto dry but it still doesn't work.

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    Ok, Unplug your dryer then we will check the thermal fuse.

    Use a putty knife and push-in on the 2 clips on each side:


    Your thermal fuse is located on the blower wheel housing#59 here:
    http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_pn...9152-00003.png

    Then take off the duct assembly#45.

    You would ohm the thermal fuse with an ohm meter for continuity to see if its good or bad. Or jump it just to see if your dryer comes on just to test it. Use alligator clips or electrical tape to tape them together, just for testing, DON'T RUN IT THAT WAY FOR A CYCLE IF IT WORKS!

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order:
    Part number for that fuse is 3392519
    3392519

    Let us know what you find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Ok, Unplug your dryer then we will check the thermal fuse.

    Use a putty knife and push-in on the 2 clips on each side:


    Your thermal fuse is located on the blower wheel housing#59 here:
    http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_pn...9152-00003.png

    Then take off the duct assembly#45.

    You would ohm the thermal fuse with an ohm meter for continuity to see if its good or bad. Or jump it just to see if your dryer comes on just to test it. Use alligator clips or electrical tape to tape them together, just for testing, DON'T RUN IT THAT WAY FOR A CYCLE IF IT WORKS!

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order:
    Part number for that fuse is 3392519
    3392519

    Let us know what you find.

    Jake
    I think I understand your instructions, but I want to make sure, I am taking off the front bottom panel right? THat is where I push in on the two clips? That is what i did so far, and then there is this black case. Do I unscrew that off and is the blower wheel housing behind that? I tried unscrewing if off, but it's kind of heard because the nuts are so small, and i have a big wrench.

    thanks again for your help!

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    I think I understand your instructions, but I want to make sure, I am taking off the front bottom panel right? THat is where I push in on the two clips?
    Yes, correct.

    That is what i did so far, and then there is this black case. Do I unscrew that off and is the blower wheel housing behind that?
    Yes, correct.

    You'll need a 1/4" nut driver or 1/4" socket to get it off.

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