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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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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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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2008, 09:14:55 PM »
reads .2...wow am i glad i have men around the house all this technical stuff confuses me

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2008, 09:18:12 PM »
2 is OK, it may be the meter reading a little off...

OK, with the Hi-Limit thermostat disconnected, with the dryer runing, read the voltage at the wires to ground... and what colors ?

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2008, 09:21:05 PM »
No not 2 .2.... as in almost 0...they told me to say 0 but i wanted to be specific

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2008, 09:27:24 PM »
The heater should either read 20 OHMS or bad = infinite (open circuit)

The meter may be on the wrong scale...

It can't read 2 or .2, unless he has the meter set at K OHMS

If it was 2 OR .2 it would blow the circuit breaker.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2008, 09:32:58 PM »
To messure the OHMS should they tap it on each side or tap it on one side then go to ground?!

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2008, 09:39:57 PM »
with dryer inplugged, resistance across the heater, should be Red and maybe Orange
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2008, 09:42:04 PM »
They said its jumping all around from 1-12

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2008, 09:43:44 PM »

OK, with the Hi-Limit thermostat disconnected, with the dryer runing, read the voltage at the wires to ground... and what colors ?

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2008, 09:55:09 PM »
Both voltage on red and pink are 0

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2008, 09:59:41 PM »
Both voltage on red and pink are 0
doesn't seem possible.. one side should probably read 120v...
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