Model #11066964500 KENMORE ELITE Residential Dryer

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Q:

thermal cut-off fuse keeps blowing, this is the 2nd time dryer will not heat , why? 11066964500 Kenmore Elite Residential dryer

A:

Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com
 
I am sorry and do understand your frustration when there is problems with the dryer.
 
Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your Kenmore model number 110.66964500.
DRYER PROBLEMS:
 
First thing for safety and concerns to keep dryer running well is to check the lint screen and vent of air flow going out of the house.   If clogged up it could cause heating problems on any dryer.
 
To prevent a Blocked Vent Hood, once a year: 
 
1.  Clean any lint blockage from the exhaust vent hood.
2.  Make sure the vent hood flappers move freely.
3.  Check for screen/grate openings that allow bird or rodent nests.
4.  Replace exhaust vent hood if damaged.
5.  Check for good air flow while running the dryer.
Note: Poor airflow or decreased airflow indicates further vent system cleaning is needed


The thermal fuse goes bad when something else goes bad first.   I have a list of the heating problems on below.

When it comes to Electric dryers here are all the options to check on when not heating.
All can be checked with an Ohm meter for its continuity open or closed.  Open is good.
 
You can see all these on the link below when clicked on.
 
Heating element which is key number 14
 
Thermal cut off switch which is both key 47 and 48 together
 
ON the back of the blower is thermal fuse key number 59.
 
Also on the back of the blower internal thermostat key number 42
 
Make sure you always keep  your lint screen areas clean.

Picture of the heating items for model 110.66964500

If you have further questions please let me know.
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Larry L -
Sears Technician
February 12, 2014
Q:

replace thermal fuse

A:

I think its great that you are wanting to do some repairs on your own and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will guide you with your project. I hope this helps with your repairs while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
February 06, 2013
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The thermal fuse is at the front of that model of Kenmore dryer. I posted an image below that shows how to remove the bottom front service panel (with the dryer unplugged).

The image also shows the location of the thermal fuse. You will normally need to remove the lint screen and the lint duct housing as shown in the second image.

That information should help you access and replace the thermal fuse in your dryer. 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.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 07, 2013
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Nenmore dryer # 110.6696-4500 only half dries with 1 or 2 items. Regular loads drying is fine.

A:

Hello, What may be happening is that there is a sensor in the dryer and it may not be sensing the clothes because there is too little of an amount, but we received your question and an expert will respond shortly. I hope this helps!

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Jacqueline S -
July 12, 2010
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If it dries Okay with a full load and not dry well with only one or two items then I must assume your using the "Auto Moisture Sensing Plus" cycle. When drying 2-3 garments use the "Time DRY" cycle and not the "Auto Moisture Sensing Plus" cycle or the dryer will shut off before the items are fully dry. The "Auto Moisture Sensing" mode works by sensing moisture. There are two moisture sensor bars located below lint filter intake grill and if the wet/damp clothes are not touching the sensor bars while tumbling the timer will think the clothes are dry and then go into a cool down cycle and then shut off. It's important to place a full load in the dryer if your using the "Auto Moisture Sensing Plus" cycle. Use "Timed" cycle when drying mixed or small loads.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 15, 2010
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I am using the timed dry cycle, NOT the auto moisture sensing cycle. Any thoughts as to why, with this cycle and a small load, drying is not working?

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Tyson2 -
July 15, 2010
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