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Julie Zastrow

Kenmore Gas Dryer Will Not Heat Model - Model 110 76912690

Model 110 76912690 - My dryer has worked fine for many years but now it won't heat. Dryer will tumble but there is no heat. I don't see a manual or diagram with a part list for this model. I cleaned out all the lint and reset the main circuit breaker, but still no heat. I would like to try to fix this myself. When I remove the lower panel, should I see a glow? I do not. This started a few of weeks ago (no heat). I put some clothes into the dryer and when I went back to fold them, they were still wet. I thought I forgot to push the button. I then pushed the button and it worked fine. It worked fine for several loads later but then once again I would have wet clothes. This happened about 4 times. But now there is NO heat at all. Please let me know what to look for and how to fix it. Many Thanks---
I have now replaced the igniter but still no glow or heat. I forgot to mention, before my dryer broke, when I had the dryer on in cycle and opened the door it would still be tumbling. My dryer will still tumble but I still have NO heat. How can I fix this?

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afritz afritz
I understand how frustrating it can be when you no longer have a proper working dryer. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below for you to view. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.
by afritz afritz Earned 1,306 community points in Kenmore
March 26th, 2011
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Fred M
When a gas dryer does not heat and the ignitor is not glowing then the most likely cause is a bad thermal fuse.

The fuse can be checked for continuity with a meter or it can be bypassed with a small piece of insulated wire. Remember to unplug the dryer first.

The fuse can be bypassed for a short time to see if the dryer will help. Remove the two wires on the thermal fuse and join them together. Do not let the connection touch any metal.

If the ignitor glows then you should be okay. The 3390719 thermal fuse is available from the following link:

Sears PartsDirect

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I hope this helps and thanks for the question. You can reply with any additional details for further assistance.
by Fred M Earned 4,013 community points in Kenmore
March 26th, 2011
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