Question

My Kenmore front load dryer is not heating. The tumbler works but there is no hot air to dry the clothes. Would this be a bad heating element? And if so how hard is it to replace?

model # 110.66642500

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3 answers

  1. If this is an electric dryer and it is running then the thermal fuse is okay. A not heating problem can be caused by the control/timer, the high limit thermostat, the thermal cut-off or the element. All can be checked and changed as a do-it-yourself project if you have a few basic tools. First thing for you to check are the two circuit breakers supplying power to the dryer. If one breaker trips then the dryer will have voltage to run but not have voltage to heat. Turn each breaker off then on and see if the dryer heats.

  2. Thanks so much for posting that model number, imkuntrylace! I will be sure to pass this along to an Appliance Expert. I am sure they can offer up the best plan for your dryer.

  3. It could be the heating element how old is it? Or it could be something as simple as a blown fuse inside.