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FIXED 110.82822100 Kenmore Elite He3 Dryer no heat

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jedijfo

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Norfolk, MA
Model Number
110.82822100
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
Hi - I have Kenmore Elite Dryer He3 Model 110.82822100. I have no heat. I have done the following:

1. Checked heating element -- reads 10 ohms
2, Checked Over temp and cutoff on heating assy. ; Both test good (0 ohms)
3. Checked all three in series - reads 10 ohms
4, Checked thermal fuse on blower assy - Check good (0 ohms)
5. Checked thermostat on blower assy,. Reads 13.5 kohms
6. Shorted 2 red wires on control board which are next to heat relay: got warm heat for about 10 min and then nothing..

The only thing I have not checked is the motor centrifugal switch..

Any ideas?

thanks,
Jack
 

Jake

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Ok Jack, you will need to check for 240 volts across those 2 wires at the heat relay, sounds like you have a low voltage problem.

Did you first check your dual breaker in your home breaker box to make sure one is not tripped? I've seen that happen a lot on my service calls, if one is tripped and one is not, it will run but never heat properly.

If your dual breaker is not tripped, then pull your dryer out from the wall, then unplug it, then check your terminal block where your power cord connects to.

I see that happen a lot too, look here:
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FriedWires.jpg

Terminal Block WP3397659


Terminal Kit 279318


When you click the links to the terminal block and terminal kit you will see HOW TO videos.

If you see no broken wires at the terminal block, then The first thing I always do is use my multimeter to do a volt test at the dryer terminal block, where the power cord connects to it.

First make sure your getting 230-240 volts at the terminal block in the back of your dryer. The outer wires are hot, middle wire is neutral. So put your volt meter probes on each of the two outer wires at the terminal block and see what your meter reads, you should get 230-240 volts between the two outer wires on the terminal block.

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

jedijfo

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Thanks Jake. You were correct. The dual circuit breaker in the breaker panel was intermittent. One side of the dual breaker was ok with 120v. The other side was sometimes 30v or 18v depending on wiggling the breaker arm. First time I saw that. Dryer works ok now.
 

Jake

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Excellent Jed, glad to hear that's all it was.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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