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Dryer Will Not Heat

ginky4

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White Marsh Maryland
Model Number
110.66732500
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
I have a Sears Kenmore dryer that is 7 years old and will not produce any heat. Everything else seems to work except the heat. I already replaced the timer thinking that it could be the problem and that did not correct the problem.

What else could it be?
 

ginky4

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One other thing. The dryer will not turn off no matter what setting I put the timer on. If I set the timer to timed/dry starting at 70 it will get down to 5 and never turn off. If I set it to Automatic Dry it will not count down from 70 at all. My original timer did the exact same thing that is why I thought it was a timer issue.
 
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Jake

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Hi,

You'll need to ohm test your thermal cut-off and heating element for continuity.

Unplug your dryer first.

Thermal cut-off testing is the same as thermal fuse testing.

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Here's the thermal cut-off for your model, it includes your hi-limit thermostat as well, that MUST be changed too(Install video included):
Manufacturer part#279816 is RepairClinic item#2651


Here is a photo of the back of your dryer without the back access panel on, the thermal cut-off is #1 here:



If the thermal cut-off tests good, then ohm test your heating element.


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Here's the heating element for your model, in case you need to order it(Install video included):
Manufacturer part number 279838 is RepairClinic item number 2438




Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

ginky4

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How do I get to the heating element so that I can ohm test it? Can you supply a diagram please? Also in my owners manual my Thermal Cut Off Switch part number is 3977393 and my Heating Element number is 8565582. Do the numbers you provided supercede mine?
 
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Jake

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Very easy, just pull your dryer out from the wall, then unplug it, then remove the back access panel.

Here is a photo of the back of your dryer without the back access panel on, the thermal cut-off is #1 and #4 is the heating element, just remove the wires on both parts and use a multimeter to ohm test them, per the videos above.



Jake
 

ginky4

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Jake, I will post back with the results when I get them. Do you think the problem I am having with my timer not working correctly could be connected to the heating problem?
 

Jake

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No, its not the timer, one you fix your no heating issue, the timer will work normally again.

Jake
 
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