Dryer Doesn't Heat

Old 07-12-02, 12:51 PM
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Question No Heat- Kenmore 70 Series Dryer

The dryer runs but is not producing any heat. Could this be a thermocoupler, etc. that I could replace myself?? If so, where is this part located?? Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-12-02, 06:08 PM
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Hello weekendwrencher. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum.

There could be any number of reasons and any one of several defective parts which may be causing the dryer to not heat.

By simply reading the limited information you posted, not knowing the brand name, model and appliances age, it would be difficult to say exactly what the problem is most likely to be.

First place to check is the control panel. Be sure all controls and selection options are properly set. Second place to check is within thia forum for topics on dryers which do not heat. Within them are all the possible problems and all the potential correctional methods have been already covered in much detail.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers if you stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the exact parts used in the model assembly line run and possible problem causes.

The do-it-yourself person can do electrical tests and continuity tests on several electrical parts. However, I do not recommend relying solely on either test to determine if any electrical or electronic part or parts are causing the problem. The idea is not to replace costly parts until the defective one is found.

The only positive proof any part is functioning correctly, is to carefully remove the part or parts you suspect to be the potential problems, and have the local appliance parts store person test it or check it. Appliance parts dealers carry replacement parts for all appliances and are listed in the phone book under appliances.

If you need further assistance, use the REPLY button. By doing so, the additional information you add or questions you may have, will remain within this posting. Using this method also moves the topic back up to the top of the list automatically.

Check the prior questions pertaining to dryers, within this forum, for other postings on this topic for further information.

It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years and or during any dryer maintenance and or repairs.

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