Model #11096566200 KENMORE residential dryer

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Q:

How to install heating element in electric dryer

A:

Hi Carole,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

I have no doubts that you will be able to replace your heating element. Here is a video that demonstrates replacing the heating element in a dryer similar to yours; Video . Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts. This video is for demonstration purposes only. The dryer in this video may not look exactly like yours, but the procedure is basically the same.

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 .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 23, 2011
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Eleni, Without your model number I am only able to give you general information. Several different problems could prevent your dryer from heating. I recommend checking the breakers for the dryer first. The dryer will run if only one 120 volt leg of the 240 volt power is supplied to the dryer. If the second leg of 120 volt power is not supplied, the dryer will not heat. If the breakers are okay, I recommend checking the voltage at the outlet using the first image below as a guide. NOTE: You should only check this live voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely measure this live outlet voltage with a volt/ohm meter. If you would like specific help with your dryer, please reply to this post with the model number and more details. Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
January 30, 2012
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Why does my dryer run very hot even on a no heat setting?

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Since the dryer is heating on a no heat setting, you could have a heating element that is shorted to the cabinet ground and heating constantly. You could also have stuck contact on the timer and a bad operating thermostat. This is not likely since you would have two failures at once. Since you would likely need to have a technician diagnose and repair the dryer, you would likely be better off replacing it.

If you are able to unplug the dryer and remove the back panel, you can check the heating element yourself. If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can check the resistance of the element. It should measure between 7 and 12 ohms. If it is out of this range, it will need to be replaced. Also check for broken coils that could be making contact with the cabinet. If you are able to determine that the heating element is causing this problem, you may be able to replace it and keep using this dryer.

You can order a new heating element from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for the element is 279838. It costs about $60.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 06, 2009
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why is my Dryer not tumbling

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Here is a repair video that shows how to access the belt in your dryer: Dryer Belt Replacement . Your model may look slightly different than the one shown in that video but the basic repair procedure is the same. If that belt is broken, then you can order a new belt from this page: Drive Belt for Kenmore Dryer 110.396566200 .

Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components.

If you need more help, reply with additional details.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2012

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