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kenmore series 70 gas

misterroboto

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model# 110.78702894

$100 at garage sale

no heat- had to replace gas valve solenoids

one month later no heat- thermal fuse is dead-

do i need to worry thatmy operating thermostat is welded closed- thus allowing it to get too hot back there? after replacing the th. fuse, is there a way to check forthis before sewing the patient back up?

thx
 

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aaastan

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I assume that you've tested the operating thermostat with an ohmmeterwhile it was cold and it was a"good" reading. That would not necessarily mean that the thermostat is "welded" or "stuck".

If that's the case--I would start checking the entire exhaust vent from the rear of the

dryer to the outside vent hood--looking for blockage. You can also run the dryer

without the vent hooked up at the rear and feel the air coming out of the dryer vent-it

should be a steady and strong flow of air. If not, there will be blockage inside the

blower housing itself(where the lint filter slides into). That would require a tear-down of sorts to gain access to the blower housing.

John
 
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