Model #11076886100 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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Dryer not heating.

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When you have an appliance that has worked great for so long it is a disappointment to find it isn't working properly and you have to make repairs. I was able to find a couple links that include information for a gas and electric dryer not heating. I attached the links below. I would suggest rechecking the model number to better assist the expert. Just add to this thread. Since the dryer is an older model parts may not be available so I also attached a link from the Sears.com website so you could take a look at the dryer's Sears has to offer. I hope this helps.

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Jackie S -
April 05, 2012
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The first issue that I recommend checking is the voltage supply. The dryer will run if only 120 volts is provided to the dryer. The dryer needs 240 volts for the heating element to work. If that 2nd leg of 120 volt power is not provided to the dryer, it won't heat. The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the first image below with that heater circuit traced in red. Check your house circuit breakers or house fuses for the dryer. If you find no problems there, I recommend that you carefully check the voltage at the electrical outlet using a volt/ohm meter. NOTE: You should only check that live outlet voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely measure it. Wear electrical safety gloves and safety goggles when checking that live voltage . The second image shows the voltage that you should measure at that outlet. If you do not measure the correct voltage, then I recommend that you have an electrician repair that outlet.

If the outlet is okay, I recommend that you unplug the dryer and check the heating element. Remove the back panel of the dryer to access that heating element. Check the element for physical damage. You may see a broken coil. If you see no visible damage, I recommend that you check the element with a volt/ohm meter. Here is a link for a brief repair video that shows how to test that heating element: Dryer Heating Element Testing . That element should measure between 5 and 20 ohms of resistance. If it is electrically "open" then it will need to be replaced.

If the element is okay, you can check the high limit safety thermostat and the operating thermostat for continuity. The locations of those components are shown in the 3rd image.

These tips may help you find the bad component or problem that is causing this heating failure. If you need parts, you can order them from this page: Kenmore Dryer 110.76886100 Parts . Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components.

If all of the above components are okay, then you could have a bad timer, a failed motor centrifugal switch or a wiring failure in that circuit.

Note: You may want to clean the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of your home while you have the dryer pulled forward for this testing and repair.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

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
April 06, 2012
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