Dryer would not heat up

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Michael From Keller, TX

Oct 27, 2011

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After reading a few online suggestions I didn't take any chances with the repair. I had looked at the heating element enclousure and found the thermostats and thermal fuse. I found the parts I needed on PartSelect and ordered all three. The thermostats were easy to replace as they were located in plain view. Removing the old heating element was a little more difficult but once I found the screw at the top of the enclouse (there is a hole in the back of the dryer cabinet above the back cover) I was able to use a nut drive (with extension) to remove the hex head screw and the enclosure came right out. One screw holds the heating element in the enclosure. The old heating element looked like it was rusted through - I'm sure the high heat over the 18 years we've had the dryer caused the oxidation. The whole thing took right at 30 minutes and was basically just removing the old parts and plugging the wires back on to the new parts and replacing the scrwes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Heating Element

Part Number: PS373014

In Stock