Model #11066832501 Kenmore residential dryer

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Question and Answers

Q:

Is the heating element or the thermostat preventing my dryer from heating?

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Several different types of failures could prevent your dryer from heating. The operating thermostat, high limit thermostat or thermal cut-off fuse could be open. The heating element could be bad. You could have a voltage supply problem or a wiring problem between components. A failed timer contact or a bad motor centrifugal switch could also prevent the dryer from heating.

I recommend checking the house breakers for your dryer outlet first. The dryer will run if only one of the 120 volt legs of 240 volt power is supplied to the dryer. If the second 120 volt leg is missing, then the dryer will not heat.

If the breakers are okay, then I recommend checking the voltage at the outlet using the diagram in the first image below. NOTE: You should only check this live outlet voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely measure it with a volt/ohm meter.

If the outlet voltage is okay, then you can unplug the dryer and remove the back panel to check several components. The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the second image below. The third image shows the components at the back of your dryer. To check the heating element (with the dryer still unplugged) pull one wire off the element (Key 14) and measure the resistance across the leads of the element. You should measure between 7 and 12 ohms of resistance. If you measure infinite resistance, then the element has failed and will need to be replaced. If the heating element is okay, then you can check the high limit thermostat (Key 34), the thermal cut-off fuse (Key 1) and the operating thermostat (Key 42) in a similar manner. All of these components should measure near zero ohms of resistance (continuity). If any of them measure infinite resistance (open), then the open component(s) will need to be replaced.

These tips may help you determine the cause of your heating failure. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 17, 2009
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kenmore dryer

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Here is a brief video that describes that repair: Video: Dryer Heating Element Replacement .

This information should help you replace the heating element in your dryer. If you need more help, let us know.

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 .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 10, 2011
Q:

Kenmore electric dryer #11066832501: Dryer tumbles with no heat, I already checked both vents, replaced the element & fuse.

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The first thing to check and confirm is the voltage supply. The dryer must have 220 volts in order to produce heat. The voltage supply should be check at the back of the dryer where the power cord is attached. The voltage needs to be checked across the two outside terminals. It must measure 220-230 volts in order to heat. If voltage is not present, check the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer. Reset both circuit breakers by flipping them both OFF and ON 2-3 times and then re-check the dryer for heat.

NOTE: I do not recommend checking voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so, otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

If it continues not heat and you have confirmed the proper voltage supply then you will need to disconnect the components connected in series with the heating element and test them for continuity with an OHM meter. I added an image below of the wiring diagram and the component locations. You will need to check the following components for continuity:

  • Thermal cut off (key#1)
  • Operating thermostat (key#42)
  • High limit thermostat (key#34)
Each one of the above components must measure continuity across the two terminals. Be sure to disconnect the wires before testing them for continuity.

I added a YouTube video showing how to check continuity and I also added a YouTube video showing how access and replace the high limit and thermal fuse.

NOTE: Be sure to disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2011