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murphy7513 07-04-2012 09:17 PM

Kenmore dryer not heating
My kenmore dryer is running but I am getting no heat. I am going to order the fuses and try to replace them first. However, I am not sure where they are loacted. Can you help with where they are located. Thanks

denman 07-05-2012 02:30 AM

Here are your parts
Replacement parts for Kenmore 11068722700 |

If you go to the Sears parts site they have part breakdowns. Unfortunately they like to keep these in-house so they are not available at AppliancePartsPros. You want to look at the Bulkhead diagram at Sears, the fuses for heat are on the heater assembly (Item 47). See below the APP part. If you click on the picture a new page will open with info on this part.
Part number: AP3094224

Part number: AP3094224

No heat can have many causes.

The heater runs off of 240 so check power.
Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times. Sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
Check the voltage at the plug
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Do this with the heater off and on.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!

If the power is OK then unplug the unit and check the heating element.
They are usually 8 to 12 ohms.
If OK then check the thermal fuse on the heater assembly.
If blown get back tyo us as you have to look to see what caused it to blow.

If you do not own a meter, I would suggest you purchase a one. You can get a decent digital multimeter for under $20.00. You do not need fancy though it is nice if the leads are a couple feet long.
If it saves ordering one unnecessary part it has paid for itself and you end up owning a useful tool.

A couple things to watch when measuring ohms and continuity
1. Always remove power from the machine otherwise you could blow your meter.
2. Always disconnect at least one side of any device you are checking. This eliminates the possibility of measuring an alternate/parallel circuit path.
3. When checking for closed contacts and continuity use the lowest scale (Usually 200 ohms). Then try higher scales. This scale is 0 to 200 ohms so if the device you are measuring is 300 ohms this scale would show an open circuit which it is not, you are just measuring outside the scale's dynamic range.
4. When you start always short the meter leads together. This will tell you that the meter is working and if there is any 0 offset.

There is a good STICKY at the start of this forum about it's use.

swant50 07-06-2012 02:21 PM

How to take the back of my dryer off?
after removing all hardware, the back will not come off,trying to replace thermostat

denman 07-07-2012 03:35 AM

I believe you have to go in through the front.
The following should help.
Dryer Belt (Whirlpool made dryers, part #341241)-How To Replace - YouTube

Also the Sears parts site has actual parts breakdowns that may be useful.

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