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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 11:50:46 AM »
did you remove the wires?
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 11:52:09 AM »
so this means im lacking continuity in the element and is most likely the problem correct?

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 11:54:58 AM »
I checked both with and without wires connected. same reading .010

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2010, 01:47:39 PM »
Remove and inspect the element for breaks I think it is bad.
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2010, 01:59:14 PM »
You said you read 120volts on each leg at the terminal block. Do you read 240 volts across the 2 hot legs there?
With your meter set for volts and the dryer running in a heat mode do you have 240 volts at the 2 terminals on the heating element.
If so the element is bad.
If not start back tracking to all thermostats and relays checking for continuity of the part with the dryer unplugged and the wires removed from the component.
Those parts would be the hi-limit thermostat the thermal cutoff and the operating thermostat.
You can check the motor relay centrifugal switch to make sure it is closing to send one leg of power to the element.
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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2010, 03:20:37 PM »
inspected element but didnt see any sings of breaks/cracks.
I do have 240 across the 2 hot legs comming in to the machine. i also recived 240 cross the legs of the cutoff(while running) but not to the element or high limit.
element continuity still .010
high limit & cutoff both with no reading change (shows 1. on digital meter)
thermal fuse shows .000
operating therm(4 pole) one set shows .000 other set read no change (shows 1. on digital meter).

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2010, 08:03:08 PM »
do you still think it may be the element?

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2010, 08:11:09 PM »
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i also recived 240 cross the legs of the cutoff(while running) but not to the element

If you put one lead on each side of that cutoff and read 240 Volts then that cutoff is open (bad) like a fuse.

If the cutoff was closed (good) then you would be putting both leads of the meter on the same hot line and not get any voltage reading.


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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 08:43:22 PM »
ok sorry im not sure what i did earlier but i jus retested the cuttoff.. when i but the two lead to both poles i didnt recieve 240. it didnt read anything. i showed 120 with one lead on hot line and one to ground.

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series Electric dryer wont heat up
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010, 09:14:30 PM »
then that means you need to replace it or the element won't fire off
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