Dryer would spin but would not heat

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Michael From Hendersonville, TN

Oct 06, 2012

If your dryer is not heating when turned on, first check your circuit breakers. Dryers with 220 volt have 2 - 110 volt circuit breakers attached to each other. If you don't find any breakers tripped the next thing you should do is disconnect the dryer from all power sources. With a multi meter check the 220 volt wall outlet for 110 volts on each side. Then check for 220 volts when attached together. If that all checks good then it's time to move to the heating element. Simply remove the back cover from dryer (dryer must be unplugged from all power sources) at the bottom right you'll find the hearing element connection. Disconnect both connectors and check for continuity. If no continuity then chances are your hearing element has a break in one of the coils.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element - 240V 5400W

Part Number: PS334313

In Stock