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Kenmore dryer heater turns on unless unplugged

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treyster:
The heating element was so hot it cracked the alum mounting plate, but it still has continuity. Obviously it needs replaced. Could the thermostat have caused this?

domain:
Check continuity between either terminals and the heater CASING.  Let us know. O0 :D

bigbuck:
Replace it, or you will be buying a lot of thermal fuses.

tgoods:
From the looks of that element, I'd say you also have restricted venting. Make sure the dryer is not pushed against the wall and crushing the vent.  If you have a long vent run, brush it out. The Linteater, RLE202, works great for this.

domain:
NEVER hurts to check the vent, but I believe that sagging is going to be caused by the heater being energized when not actually running.... No air flow. :D

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