No Heat - everything else was functional

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Kent From Sebastopol, CA

Sep 08, 2010

35 out of 37 people found this instruction helpful

After 30 miutes of research on this website I felt confident to investigate the problem. Removal of the back cover is straightforward. Initially I did not appreciate and obstruction of the ductwork exitting the dryer. I bypassed the thermal fuse by removing the wires and temporarily taping them together and heat was restored. Knowing flow was OK exitting the dryer I investigated flow from the lint trap to the blower motor which is where the problem was located. In our case the lint filter was torn allowing many small objects and lint to near completely clog the pathway between the lint trap and the blower motor. It was difficult to appreaciate how obstructed that pathway was without removing the entire channel from the machine which was simple and required removing two screws at the lint trap opening followed by 3-4 screws on the back of the channel. Once removed, it was easy to appreaciate the debris clogging the channel and was easy to clean with a hose and running water. Replacement was a snap. The parts were oredered and sent in a day. I prophylactically replaced thermastats based upon a recommendation from another website. Replacing previous parts with new parts was a snap. Out the door we were up and running for around $100 (including new thermostats). The dryer repair man may go the way of the dinosaur.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number: PS344510

In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Thermostat - L205 F (Now subbed to High Limit Thermostat)

Part Number: PS3507962

In Stock

Lint Filter (Now subbed to Lint Filter)

Part Number: PS10057135

In Stock