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I have a Kenmore Elite HE4 dryer #110.85866401 that won't heat up:-( I read the owners manual and it refers to a bad fuse. Where do you access these fuses?

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Replacing fuses on the Kenmore Elite dryer is fairly easy when you know where they are located. Below is a link with diagrams that will be helpful in locating the fuses. Hope this information helps while you wait to hear from the expert.
by Manage My Life
April 10th, 2012
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Lyle W
The fuse that the owner's manual is referring to is the house circuit breaker or fuse as shown in this brief video:

Video: Dryer Won't Heat

. If the console is powering up, then the dryer has power and you should not have to check the house circuit breakers or fuses at this time.

You could have a bad door switch or a failed thermal fuse inside the dryer cabinet. A broken drive belt, a failed drive motor, a bad electronic control board or a wiring failure in that motor circuit could also prevent the dryer from starting. A problem with the console could also cause this failure.

I recommend that you use the diagnostic test that is shown in that first image to check the door switch and the console keypad. That second image shows the tests for the keypad. Look for error codes in that diagnostic test mode. If you find no problems in that diagnostic test mode, then I recommend that you

unplug the dryer

and check the thermal fuse. The third image shows the wiring diagram for this dryer with the drive motor traced in blue. This shows that a blown thermal fuse will prevent the drive motor from running. The 4th image shows how to remove the bottom front service panel and access that thermal fuse. You can check that fuse as shown in this repair video:

Thermal Fuse Testing

. If that thermal fuse is blown, then it will need to be replaced. You can order that part from this page:

Thermal Fuse for Kenmore Dryer 110.85866401

. Be sure that you

unplug the dryer

before accessing and replacing internal components. NOTE: If that thermal fuse was blown, be sure that you check the exhaust vent duct path to the outside of your home for a clog or restriction as shown in that video.

If the thermal fuse if okay, you can check that drive belt. If the drive belt is okay, then you can check for continuity through that drive motor circuit from the machine control board (with the dryer


). The 4th image shows how to access that machine control board. You can remove the top panel of the dryer by taking out the screws at the very back of that top panel. Pull that panel back and then up and off of the dryer. That wiring diagram shows that you should measure continuity through the light blue and white wires from the control board to check that motor circuit. If you have continuity through that circuit then you may need to replace that control board.

You can order parts for the dryer through this page:

Kenmore Elite HE4 Dryer 110.85866401 Parts

. As noted above, be sure that you

unplug the dryer

before accessing and replacing internal components.

These tips may help you fix this dryer failure. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link:

Sears Home Services

by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
April 11th, 2012
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Lyle W
Here is the 4th image.
by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
April 11th, 2012
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