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Electric dryer runs but no heat. How can I tell if it is the thermostat next to the heating element?

by Manage My Life
July 2nd, 2010

Kenmore electric dryer, model #: 110.86873100. Runs, but no heat. No change in operation when fuse is bypassed. Cleaned out lots of dirt and lint from exhaust side. Heating element seems ok from visual assessment (used mirror to look up inside). I'm guessing the thermostat right next to the heating element is bad. How likely is that, and how can I diagnose it? Also, do I need to check the thermal cutoff, and how can I do that?


Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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afritz afritz
Hello there, electric dryers are a very important appliance in a household; it certainly is in mine. It is very convenient and saves you from having to take a trip to the clothes line outside. A suggestion I have while you are waiting for a response from an expert is visiting the Sears Home Services website and it will give you lots of helpful ways of how to troubleshoot your appliance and gives you lots of helpful tips. I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!
by afritz afritz Earned 1,250 community points in Kenmore
July 2nd, 2010
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