Model #11066942500 Kenmore Elite residential dryer

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Question and Answers

Q:

Where do I access the thermosat and heating element on Kenmore Elite dryer?

A:

Thank you for your question. I am sorry you are having a problem with the dryer. I will be happy to assist you with accessing the element and thermostat. Before you start the repair, unplug the unit from the wall or turn the breaker off. Then follow the instructions in the image below. Click on the image to enlarge it. Before you remove the wires on the element, take note of how they are connected. This will eliminate any confusion later. Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

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 .

I hope this is helpful. Please reply below with more details if you need further assistance.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2012
Q:

kenmore elite dryer 11066942500 doesnt heat

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern. We need a working dryer.

Based on your symptom there could be one out of several possible component failures preventing your electric dryer from heating. First, the heating element requires 220 volts in order to heat. If one of the two house circuit breaker dedicated for the dryer has tripped, the dryer will run but, it won't heat.

The first thing to check is the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer. Locate the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer and reset both circuit breakers by flipping both circuit breakers OFF and ON 2-3 times and then recheck the dryer for heat.

If the dryer continues to run and not heat then you will need to disconnect the power cord from the power source and then remove the front lower access panel and test the following components for continuity:

  • Operating thermostat (key#42)
  • Thermal cut-off (key#47)
  • High limit thermostat (key#48)
  • Heating element (key#14)

I added three images below to reference key numbers and instructions how to remove the lower access panel.

You will need to disconnect the wires from the component before testing the component for continuity using an OHM meter. Which ever component test open/no continuity, replace that component.

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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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 30, 2010