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Offline justburself

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Kenmore dryer not heating, could it be thermal cutout?
« on: September 08, 2009, 05:46:22 PM »

My dryer stopped heating.  Taking your advice from the other posts, I checked the resistance for all connections the only thing that doesn't show any resistance is the thermal cutout.  Could this be the problem?

I checked the coils, not broken.  Although the filter was a bit overfilled, it didn't seem to have been blocked all the way down.  The thermal fuse, hi limit thermostat, and the heating element all showed resistance.

Could I use a jumper wire for the thermal cutout to test it?

any help would be appreciated thanks!!!

Model 110.66752500

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Re: Kenmore dryer not heating, could it be thermal cutout?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 06:43:47 PM »
Yes you can jump it out for test purposes.
And yes, if it does not read it is bad and is most likely your only problem.
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Re: Kenmore dryer not heating, could it be thermal cutout?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 08:18:37 PM »
Be sure to correct any lint buildup or vent blockage issue or that limit will just keep blowing.
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