You count on your Kirkland dryer to dry clothes quickly and thoroughly. Once in a while, however, your dryer may stop heating properly. When this occurs, Sears PartsDirect can help you find the problem and the right parts to fix it. Here are some handy troubleshooting tips to help you figure out what's wrong with your dryer.
The heating element in either a gas or an electric dryer is one of the key dryer repair parts involved in delivering heat to your damp clothing. If you see visible damage to the heating element, replace it. Even if the damage isn't obvious, however, the heating element could be broken and need replacement.
The thermistor, which you can usually find mounted on the housing of the blower, senses the temperature inside the dryer's drum. The dryer often displays a fault code if this part fails. If the thermistor is no longer detecting temperature accurately, it needs to be replaced.
The dryer's operating thermostat is responsible for turning the dryer's heating element on and off to maintain an even temperature in the dryer drum. As you move through your dryer troubleshooting list, check out the thermostat. If the dryer is overheating, or if it fails to heat at all, the problem might very well be a defective or damaged thermostat that is no longer recognizing the temperature. Replace this part if it fails.
Sears PartsDirect carries a wide selection of repair parts for your Kirkland dryer. If your dryer stops heating up properly, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698 for help.