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Dan Haas

Kenmore dryer overheats, causing the thermal cut-off to fail

by Dan Haas Last activity date:
January 9th, 2011

After an initial cleaning of the exhaust between the dryer and the house, the dryer ran well and stopped heating all together. I troubleshot by following the steps below for "dryer won't heat" issues. Here are steps I took:

1) thoroughly cleaned the exhaust between the dryer and the outside
2) thoroughly cleaned the lint filter and blower area
3) replaced the thermal fuse, thermistor, thermal cut-off and high limit thermostat
4) tested the heating element w/Ohmeter. it reads right around 10 ohms, which I believe is ok

Now, I believe the dryer is overheating and causing the thermal custoff to fail. I replaced the thermal cutoff a second time and tested the dryer with it just venting into the room. Seems to work ok, but I am worried that if I put it back in service, it will overheat again.

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Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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Providing a model number will help an expert better your search. If you would like to reply to this thread I would be more than happy to assist you. Have a great day.
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January 9th, 2011
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