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I have a kenmore model 417.94812301 it turns but doesnot dry i believe it has a bad element or thermal fuse I am not sure of the best procedure to remove the c

How to put in a heating element on a kenmore 417.94812301

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Diagnosing dryer problems can be challenging. While you wait for the expert, you can view the dryer schematics in the first link below to see where the fuses are located. I also added the owner's manual for the dryer troubleshooting guides on page 13. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
November 27th, 2010
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with your dryer. I should be able to help you. I have included a set of illustrated instructions (See below). These should step you through the process of replacing the element. Please make sure to unplug the dryer before you start any repairs. If you have a meter I have provided you with a diagram below that, I have traced the heating circuit. If any of those components are defective, the dryer will not heat. Remove the wires and ohm the thermostat and the high limit. They should both show closed. I hope this is helpful.

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
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November 29th, 2010
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