I have a Kenmore 417.97822701 and the heater won't turn on. The drum activates and spins, timer works, etc, it just won't heat up.
This is a sudden thing, (worked monday) and I'm not sure what to replace/fix.
I have checked the following things:
Online manual says that if the dryer won't turn on at all it's the temperature regulator - so that's probably not it (which also means the vent hose isn't clogged)
Internet searches tell me to replace the heating element and thermostat - but those are general advice and how-tos for all dryers
this website says to "check the thermal fuse" but it seemed to be on an unrelated topic and if I were to check it, what would I be looking for?
I wanted to make sure before I started taking the dryer apart.