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Offline weadhopper

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Kenmore 70 series electric dryer no heat again
« on: May 13, 2009, 09:59:11 PM »
Hi, I've blown three thremal fuses so far. I replace both thermal fuse and thermastat when the fuse gives out. The dryer is in the basement so theres about 9-10 ft. of flex tube venting which is clear of lint and kinks. when I turn the dryer on and go outside by the vent the air is blowing out the vent really well. having the dryer apart it is free of lint build up. any ideas   :o

Model 110.96573220
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer no heat again
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 10:11:54 PM »
I'll put the new thermostat and fuse in and it will last 2 weeks to a month then the fuse gives out  and yes the first three digits on the model #110 not 100 sorry  :embarassed:

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer no heat again
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 10:15:40 PM »
I have corrected the model number information, thanks.
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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer no heat again
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 06:48:53 AM »
Hopper, I would start with a new operating thermostat, since yours is obviously not keeping the temps within normal limits. Also, replace that flex duct with semi-rigid metal duct available at most HD or Lowes stores. You can't afford to have a double-whammy of a vertical vent plus bad duct on a dryer.

Also, it's a good idea to inspect the heating element to be sure it is not sagging or touching any metal parts of its housing, as this can cause fuse failure. A poorly connected power cord will also  blow thermals.

The  thermostat for your machine is shown below, and you'll find it mounted on the blower duct.

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer no heat again
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 09:12:51 PM »
Thanks for the info. Repair-Man! Was wondering if u or someone could show me the right thermostat and thermofuse combo?  :o

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Re: Kenmore 70 series electric dryer no heat again
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 11:13:08 PM »
If you keep blowing the fuse on a kenmore then remove the filter housing and clean it. If you keep blowing the high limit clean out the vent an 10 feet of flex is too damn much.
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