Dryer was not getting hot

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

William From Bear, DE

Jul 10, 2011

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Wasn't sure whether it was Thermostat or HEater Element - so bought both.

Accessed all through the front panel on lower front of dryer using a flat tip screw driver to depress spring loaded locks. Removed and labeled wires from HE and Thermstats - wires were connected using the standard flat slide on clips. Removed unit with therms and HE connected to it (couple of screws attaching it to the bottom of dryer).

Cleaned out all lint in the bottom of the dryer. Replaced the parts (noting the placement and location/order of element, then reversed the disassembly order to place the dryer back into operation.

Prior to re-connecting the dryer to the outside vent - tried a test of the dryer to ensure hot air would be pushed out through vent by running the dryer for about three minutes.

Everything worked smoothly - my 15 year old son actually did all of the work while I supervised :)

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

In Stock

Heating Element - 240V 5200W

Part Number: PS344597

In Stock