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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2011, 01:47:24 PM »
Do you get a beep between either terminal to the heater housing?

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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011, 02:14:30 PM »
Decided to run it again after a thorough cleaning of the terminals and looks like its working again!  O0
Shuts off when I open the door and doesn't come on if it's not totally on the off position. I blew a lot of dust out of that housing on the heater coil. I'm thinking you were right about it shorting to the frame.
Thanks for your help JW

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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2011, 02:58:14 PM »
Ok, problem not solved. if the housing is touching the frame it will still power on when it shouldn't. When I tested it earlier it was off the frame on the ground. aarrrgh!

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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2011, 03:00:27 PM »
And yes I get a beep (not as loud) when I touch either terminal + the housing

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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2011, 06:09:24 PM »
Get a new heater and party on!
Do an autopsy, take the heater from the dryer and remove the coils from the housing.
They sell the element only a little cheaper you reuse the heavy metal heater housing.
Its a hastle but ya save 5 bucks.
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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2011, 06:43:40 PM »
OK, will do. So the problem was a coil fried and that bridged the electrical connection?
Thanks JW, you have been a lot of help :)
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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2011, 07:26:39 PM »
Yep, you always want to unplug because one side is hot straight to elements on a lot of appliances. Thanks let us know how ya come out on it.
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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2011, 02:25:11 PM »
 :) OK, Since all parts stores here in Canada were closed Sunday and Monday, I set out to grab the heater on Tuesday. Store closed early (grrrr) so part was picked up on wednesday but wasn't able to install until Thursday. Success!!!!   
Thanks JW, you diagnosed that right off the bat!
Side note: Sears wanted 90$ for the part and I had to wait for it to come in. My local appliance store had it for 50$ and it was on the shelf.  I picked up the whole unit, not just the coils.
I've never been so happy to dry clothes. At least the days were sunny when the dryer was down to dry clothes outside.

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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2011, 02:34:58 PM »
 :cheers:  Cheers JW, enjoy the beer!

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Re: Kenmore series 90 heating coil stays on when door is open
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2011, 04:17:40 PM »
 :cheers:
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