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Kenmore gas dryer Model 110.79422801 runs but no heat

MC71

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2019
Messages
4
Location
Benicia, CA
Model Number
110.79422801
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Gas is on, lent trap and exhaust clear , dryer starts and runs but does not dry clothes. How do I troubleshoot?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
106,248
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

Its possibly your thermal fuse. On gas dryers they can run but not heat when the thermal fuse goes out. On electric dryers the dryer won't run at all when the thermal fuse goes out.

Pull your dryer away from the wall, then Unplug it, then take off the back access panel and you can ohm it for continuity, or take the wires off and jump 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 is a photo of the back of your dryer without the back access panel on:

#5 is your white thermal fuse.

Here's the thermal fuse for your model in case you need to order it:
WP3392519 Dryer Thermal Fuse


The main reason the thermal fuse blows is air flow restrictions in your exhaust hose that goes to the outside of your home, lint build-up over the years effects the air flow, also go outside and check your dryer vent, that can clog up too.

Jake
 
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