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Kenmore Mod # 110.62712101 Dryer heating element

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Gurus...will someone please send me a diagram on how to change out the heating element on my Kenmore electric dryer? I am sure it is not too difficult but need some expert help.

thank you!

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Thank you! very helpful I will post back once the repair is complete & tell you how it went

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I got the heating element out & tested continuity. It said 9.6 on the meter so I assume this means it is still good?? What would be my next step? The dryer vent is fine. Basically it is taking 2-3 cycles to dry clothes. Could someone help with Thermostat testing or ideas?

thanks!

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try a load with the Vent disconnected ...

Dryer Vent

Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F

Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

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did that a while back can't quite remember the temp but it wasn't too hot warm mostly

the vents are all fine

next?

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ok...we are getting somewhere now! is there a test I can do on the ole one?

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if you could somehow monitor it with a voltmeter while the Dryer is running ...

to see if that's what's "opening" too soon

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You can also use an electric skillet and see if the contacts open when the thermostat reaches 165F or so.

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Learn me something guru! the high limit thermostat would seem to be working if the heating element is heating up but not reaching temp for a period of time??

the cycling (operating) thermostat tells the element how long to stay heated then cool then heated again? If it is bad then it is not staying heated long enough in cycles?

ok....moving on....how do I test with the electric skillet? how would I know when the contacts opened up?

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You're a Merit Apprentice Appliantologist so presumably you know how to use a multi meter.

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It sounds like a have a bad operating thermostat as stated above. Youtube/Google taught me how to test with my multimeter & use the electric skillet trick. I appreciate the help

I'll report back

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