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Kenmore dryer heater turns on unless unplugged

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The heating element was so hot it cracked the alum mounting plate, but it still has continuity. Obviously it needs replaced. Could the thermostat have caused this?

Check continuity between either terminals and the heater CASING.  Let us know. O0 :D

Replace it, or you will be buying a lot of thermal fuses.

From the looks of that element, I'd say you also have restricted venting. Make sure the dryer is not pushed against the wall and crushing the vent.  If you have a long vent run, brush it out. The Linteater, RLE202, works great for this.

NEVER hurts to check the vent, but I believe that sagging is going to be caused by the heater being energized when not actually running.... No air flow. :D


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