The dryer would run but with no heat.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Robert From Riverview, FL

Jun 14, 2012

Disconnect power source first. I used a butter knife in the absence of a putty knife to pop open the spring hinges on the front access panel. I then removed the panel off of the bottom hinges. I then took a socket wrench and disconnected the bottom part of the support that holds the dryer element. Turn the dryer this unit about a quarter turn and remove bring the unit toward you. I then took a picture of the wiring and also took a non-black marker and marked one spot on the wires that were connected to the first clips and wrote down what color was on top. I then disconnected them and went to the second clips Two spots with the marker and recorded which wire was on top. Then the same with the third set of clips 3 spots. Once all the wires were disconnected I then removed the unit and simply replaced the thermostats and then put everything back in reverse order. I never had to refer to the camera phone but it was nice to know that it was there. The video provided by this web site was very helpful and gave me the confidence to tackle this and saved me a bunch of money. Thanks guys.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

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Thermostat - 250F

Part Number: PS344915

In Stock