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Member Since 17 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 18 2012 11:40 AM

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Kenmore 110.86874800 Elec Dryer does not heat or turn off

17 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

I've read a few very similar threads on this forum already but before I start replacing parts, I'd appreciate some help further diagnosing my issue.

The dryer does not heat on any setting, with or without the dryer vent hose connected. It blows air like crazy and doesn't appear to be blocked in any way.

The automatic section of the timer does NOT advance while the dryer is running. The two timed sections DO advance, but will not switch the dryer off. When the timer approaches the off area, it stops and the dryer continues to run indefinitely. If I manually turn the timer past the off switch click, the dryer will shut off and the appropriate buzzer will sound. I hear another click just prior to the off click down in the body of the dryer when turning the knob manually, so it's still triggering something when the physical position of the timer is moved.

I've included pictures of the back of the dryer. I checked the resistor to the right of the timer using a multimeter. It displayed 4.68 kOhms of resistance and didn't appear to be blown out or burned.

From previous threads, it appears this could be the resistor, the timer, or the heating element. Or a combination. I would really appreciate any help in narrowing down the cause.

Thanks folks, here are the images:





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