Model #11076964500 KENMORE ELITE Residential Dryer

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Q:

Why won't my Kenmore gas dryer heat on my Kenmore Elite dryer model #110.76964500?

A:

When a gas dryer runs but doesn't heat, most likely the cause of the problem is an open thermal fuse. The problem can also be caused by an open thermostat, hi-limit thermostat, flame sensor or bad igniter, but most likely it is the thermal fuse. I recommend you check that first.

The thermal fuse can be checked with a volt/ohm meter if you have access to one and are comfortable using it. Check for continuity across the two terminals of the thermal fuse, and if the circuit is open then the fuse is bad.

If you don't have a volt/ohm meter there is another way to check the thermal fuse, but caution must be used. With the dryer unplugged you can remove the two wires off the thermal fuse and join (jump) them together, and put a little electric tape around the connection and don't let it touch any metal. With the thermal fuse jumped carefully plug the dryer in, and run it and see if it heats. If it heats then you have found the problem. If it doesn't heat then one of the parts mentioned above is most likely bad.

There is also a possibility the dryer is not drying due to the condition of the venting hose, and if you are getting proper air flow. If air is impeded in its pathway out of the dryer, or if there is a blockage in the venting hose, it could reduce the rate at which clothes are drying in your dryer. If you are unable to clean the vents yourself, I recommend having a professional to clean the vents to clear any blockage or a technician to diagnose and repair the dryer

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Tammy S -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2010
Q:

Why won't my Kenmore Elite Dryer's burner ignite? Model #11076964500

A:

When a gas dryer runs but doesn't heat, most likely the cause of the problem is an open thermal fuse. The problem can also be caused by an open thermostat, hi-limit thermostat, flame sensor or bad igniter, but most likely it is the thermal fuse. I recommend you check that first.

The thermal fuse can be checked with a volt/ohm meter if you have access to one and are comfortable using it. Check for continuity across the two terminals of the thermal fuse, and if the circuit is open then the fuse is bad.

If you don't have a volt/ohm meter there is another way to check the thermal fuse, but caution must be used. With the dryer unplugged you can remove the two wires off the thermal fuse and join (jump) them together, and put a little electric tape around the connection and don't let it touch any metal. With the thermal fuse jumped carefully plug the dryer in, and run it and see if it heats. If it heats then you have found the problem. If it doesn't heat then one of the parts mentioned above is most likely bad.

There is also a possibility the dryer is not drying due to the condition of the venting hose, and if you are getting proper air flow. If air is impeded in its pathway out of the dryer, or if there is a blockage in the venting hose, it could reduce the rate at which clothes are drying in your dryer. If you are unable to clean the vents yourself, I recommend having a professional to clean the vents to clear any blockage or a technician to diagnose and repair the dryer

Read More
Tammy S -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2010

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