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Kenmore Elite HE3 dryer mod # 110.82822102 overheats


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#1 Jackpine

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

Started out with clothes having a bad smell and top of dryer getting hot.  Started looking and saw, from around the exhaust duct, the inside was red/orange hot. 

Took it apart and cleaned out the exhaust duct from the lint screen to the outlet.  Still running hot.

Ordered a thermostat from Sears and changed it out tonight.  The thermostat that I changed is on the "housing" above the exhaust duct.  Still running hot.

Did some searching here and found a post about turning on the timed dry, opening the door and seeing if the element heats up.  The post wasn't for my dryer but I figured I'd try it.  It didn't get hot but again, not sure if it applied to my dryer.  Now what? 


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Posted 27 September 2010 - 05:53 PM

Completely remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run it again to see if the heating changes.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 01:51 AM

My bad, Samurai. I had the vent off the whole time.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 02:36 AM

Does it heat in the "air only" mode (no heat)?
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:43 PM

Yes it does appl.tech.29501. Orange glow again instantly.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

Unplug the dryer, remove the front bottom quarter panel and remove one of the power wires to the heating element. Now use your meter to measure continuity from one of the heating element terminals to the heating element casing. If you get a reading, you have a grounded heating element.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:28 PM

I hate to ask, but is the heating element the first item on the case? When I changed the thermostat, it was in the middle of components to the front and rear of it. Does that make sense?




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