kenmore dryer won't heat
Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:34 PM
my kenmore 70 series dryer is not heating. originally it was not even turning on, i used a multimeter and found that the thermal fuse had blown. after replacing it the dryer now turns on, but has no heat. i tested the heating element and the thermostats, they are all fine, except for one wierd thing. on the cycling thermostat, there are 4 prongs, two at oppsite ends that are far away from each other, and two the are close together. when i test for continuity between the two prongs that are far away from each other, i show continuity. when i test the two that are close together, there is no continuity. should there be continuity between these two? do i need a new cycling thermostat?
Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:40 AM
The two large terminals that are far apart is what turns power on and off to heating element.
The two small terminals close together is a bias heater to preheat the cycling t-stat for the lower temp settings. Even if the t-stat bias heater has failed this would not stop the machine from working just wouldn't be able to get lower heat settings.
Have you checked the power going to the dryer to make sure you're getting 220volts to the dryer. It only takes 110volts to run the motor, the circuit breaker the sends 110volts to one leg of the heater only could have snapped off and not flipped the circuit completely off.
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