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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 08:00:17 PM »
Continuity = good

120v to ground = can't tell because each side of the circuit is fed from a 120v line.

With the machine unplugged, disconnect one wire from either of those devices, then plug in the machine and turn it to dry, then measure each of those two wires to ground to see which side (wire color) isn't connected to a power source.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 08:03:08 PM »
Sending the men to do it now, they say it makes sense...doesnt to me  :o

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 08:08:37 PM »
Ok so they did that...all together there are 4 wires, 2 on the fuse and 2 on the thermostat...they unplugged one of the fuse wires(top), when they tested the unplugger wire 120...when they tested the plugged in wire 0...then they plugged both in to the fuse. unplugged one from the thermostat, tested both wires and same result...now what?!

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 08:16:50 PM »
... to see which side (wire color) isn't connected to a power source.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2008, 08:20:58 PM »
IM CONFUSED...I know this is out of the ordinary but is there anyway i can talk to you via phone?! or IM?!

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2008, 08:36:59 PM »
not really,

What was the color of the unplugged wire that read 120v ?
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2008, 08:50:56 PM »
Both were red

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2008, 08:59:30 PM »
Did he check the resistance of the heater ?
Should read about 12 OHMS

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2008, 09:07:45 PM »
Checking now...THANK YOU so much for all your help...is it the top or bottom wire or what color?!

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2008, 09:11:49 PM »
with dryer inplugged, resistance across the heater, should be Red and maybe Orange
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