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Kenmore Gas dryermodel #11070812990

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why won't dryer heat up?

model 110.70812990 kenmore dryer about 13yrs old. Seems to run ok with motor, blower and barrel, but never heats up. I've replaced the ignitor on recommendation of one of the parts people, but to no avail. In the trouble shooting part of the manual, it gives a possible cause as such "One fuse is blown or circuit breaker is tripped. The dryer will appear to operate, but you will not get any heat." Is it possible the thermal fuse has blown (part#3392519), or should I be giving up and replace the dryer?

Posted April 06, 2013

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Henry, April 07, 2013

Good morning.... I can appreciate your efforts to resolve this problem. It may well be the thermal fuse. I did locate a link that will discuss your situation in greater detail. Though this link discusses a different model number, the mechanics are likely going to be very similar. Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction. I hope this link will help guide you as to what might be wrong with your dryer and have a nice day.

John H, April 08, 2013

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife.com. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your dryer not heating. We are here to help. Henry provided a good link on this problem. Since you already replaced the igniter, does it glow? To determine if the igniter is glowing, remove the small square plug on the front of the dryer. Next, start the dryer on a high heat cycle. If the igniter glows and shuts off without any flame, the radiant sensor needs to be checked. Also, make sure the gas is turned on to the dryer. Now, if the dryer lights up for about 10 seconds and shut off, the coils are bad on the dryer. The coils need to be replaced. However, if the igniter did not glow, the thermal fuse and the high limit thermostat need the be checked. Also, check the new igniter. All the parts mentioned above can be checked with a multimeter. I provided a schematic on the image below, to show how the dryer is wired. The second image shows the part location. I hope this helps.

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