Model #41782052102 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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How do I replace the heating element on a Kenmore model 417.82052102 dryer?

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Replacing the element is an ambitious do-it-yourself project and the instructions to do so are in the images below. Remember to unplug the dryer first so no voltage is present.

You will have to raise the top of the dryer and remove the front panel. With the front panel of you will need to remove the drum to access the element.

The element is part number 131553900 and is available from the following link: Sears PartsDirect .

Ihope this information helps you change the element but if you get stuck or another question comes up then submit another question with any additional details for further assistance with this problem.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
June 25, 2009
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Those instruction pictures are so small that they are unusable. Please post larger images or a link to where a service manual can be purchased. Thanks

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Robert -
September 21, 2014
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Why is my Kenmore dryer making a loud rubbing/grinding noise and overheating?

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I found your manual to your Kenmore Dryer in Manage My Life and under Manuals. On page 8 there are some troubleshooting suggestions. I attached the link below. I hope this helps.

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Raquel F -
July 06, 2010
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Based on your symptom and details the blower wheel could be slipping on the motor shaft causing a lack of of airflow through the heater and drum or the rear drum bearing is worn out. The front panel will need to be removed to access the blower wheel and air duct assembly. You should also remove the lint filter and wash it using a soft bristle brush and warm water to insure it's not restricted with fabric softener residue. You may need to remove the drum and inspect the drum bearing as well.

I added a link below that will have more information than needed but it will give you instructions how to access the blower housing assembly. If you find the blower wheel slipping on the motor shaft then the complete blower assembly will need to be replaced. I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

How do I replace the heating element on a Kenmore model 417.82052102 dryer?

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 09, 2010
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How do I replace the dryer fuse?

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If you want to replace the house fuse mentioned in the owner's manual for the troubleshooting when the dryer will not run, this fuse is located in the electrical panel for your dryer outlet. Some homes have fuses and some have circuit breakers. If the fuse is not blown or the circuit breaker is not tripped for the dryer, then this is not preventing the dryer from running. If the drum light turns on when the dryer door is open, then the house circuit breaker or fuse is okay and the dryer is getting voltage from the outlet that is needed to run the motor. You could have a blown thermal limiter fuse. This component is Key 36 in the image below. It is located on the top right side of the back wall. You can access this fuse by unplugging the dryer and then raising to the top panel. Clips on the front of the top panel secure it to the front panel of the dryer. Use a putty knife or flat tip screw drive to release these clips and then hinge the top panel up and back to access the thermal limiter fuse. It should have a black and wire attached to it. If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can check the continuity through the fuse. Pull one wire off of the fuse (with the dryer still unplugged) and measure the resistance of the fuse. It should measure near zero resistance if the fuse is good. If it measures infinite resistance then it is blown and will need to be replaced. As a temporary test, you could tape the wires that go to this fuse together with electrical tape and then see if the dryer runs. If it does, this verifies that the thermal limiter fuse is the component that is preventing the dryer from running. NOTE: Do not continue to run the dryer with this fuse bypassed. It is an essential safety feature of the dryer.

If the thermal limiter fuse was blown, check for a problem with the exhaust air flow through the dryer. Wash the lint screen with water and nylon brush to remove softener residue that can build up on this component. Check the flexible exhaust vent behind the dryer for a kink or clog. Check the exhaust air duct system to the outside of the home for a restriction or lint clog. If you do not correct an air flow problem that likely caused the thermal limiter to blow, it will likely fail again within a short period of time.

These tips may help you resolve the problem that you are having with your dryer. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 23, 2009

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