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Kenmore Series 70 Electric Dryer thermostat problems
« on: February 25, 2011, 06:39:57 PM »
Dryer heat stopped working. unit would still tumble. replaced heat coil )which i thought was the problem), but still no heat. went and bought an ohm meter, old heater coil was fine (so i did not replace it), checked around and found that it was the thermal cut-off fuse. Bought the whole kit and replaced the high limit thermostat along with the therman cut-off fuse. Turned in the unit and it got hot, very hot immediately. Smelled a lot. Touched the back of the coil unit and nearly burned my hand! How hot is this supposed to get? Does this sound like anythings wrong?


Now after running the dryer for about 5 minutes, there was a clicking sound coming out of the back. When I cut the breaker off it stopped. Havent gone back to find out the orgin of that. I did have one question about the high limit thermostat. I have three wires from my dryer, two red and one orange. The new high limit has terminals for the two red and came with a connector wire from the thermostat to the element. What do i do with the extra orange wire?


High limit old part #3399693


replacement part # 3390291.


Thanks for your help!

Model 11066712692




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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Electric Dryer thermostat problems
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 07:53:04 PM »
The kit has a jumper for that timer wire.
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Re: Kenmore Series 70 Electric Dryer thermostat problems
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 08:00:45 PM »
That gold spade connector has a jumper attached to it so yall can add the timer wire (usually orange) there. The dryer features AUTODRY which works by alternating power to the timer motor when the element is not on. The control thermostat kills power to the element when the desired temp is reached. These control termostats get out of kilter and cause overheating killing the lower limit (over time). Sounds to me yall need ta replace the control stat also if a good cleaning don't solve it.
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