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Old 11-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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My Kenmore electric dryer runs buts does not heat. The element and all the safeties are fine. It is getting full voltage. Where do I go from here?

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Post a picture of the schematic if you can find it.

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Here it is. From why a you tube video tells me I think it may be the timer but hell I don't know.
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What is the make & model of the unit? Do you have a All-in-one printer, that you can scan the schematic in, then post the picture from it. What did you do to measure the circuit out, to check for proper resistance and voltage (make & model of meter, or tool).

Also if it was the timer, the unit would not run at all, or if it did, it would stop within a very short period.
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See at the bottom where it says "5400W Heater"? Put your voltmeter across there....if your getting 240 Vac....and no heat....your heater is shot.

If your not getting 240Vac....start tracing back.

BTW....are you sure that the dial is not on No Heat?
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #6
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You sure it's getting 220V and not just 110? The motor's 110/120, but the element is 220. Check both phases.
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Hopefully, you have breakers and not fuses. When I had fuses, my dryer would run, but not heat when a fuse blew. Just something to check if you have an old fuse box.
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I had a Pushmatic breaker fail on one leg and not the other. The smell it made when it fried was so much like that of a dead mouse that I never considered that there was no mouse involved until I had the dryer in pieces all over the basement. On a positive note I cleaned up the internals as good as new.
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Everything in the heater branch is between the two red arrows. With the dryer unplugged and those two points disconnected from the rest of the system you should have a very low resistance reading which you take with an ohmeter and one probe at each location.Dryer Repair-dryer.jpg

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