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Dryer quit heating suddenly.

I have a Kenmore 70 series dryer that, without any symptoms, stopped drying. Everything else seems to work.... just no heat. Is there a fuse for it? If so, where?

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The fuse is located on the blower housing and if it was blown the dryer would not run at all. The limits is mounted on the heater housing and that could kill the heat as well as a blown heating element. I worked on a similar dryer not long ago with a heating problem and did a video:

DRYER NO HEAT

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Posted on Jul 09, 2012

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SOURCE: kenmore, heavy duty dryer, 70 series extra capacity, not heating

The following link explains how to diagnose a dryer "no heat" problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

If you require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you diagnose your problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series

hello,

i have a kenmore series 70's gas dryer that will not heat up when it is turned on and i am now smelling gas when i do try to dry my clothing. it was working yesterday but now this is happening? please help.

thank you,

tina

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Anonymous

SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series

Unplug and turn off the gas feed. The fuse is located in the back of the series 70 attached to the lint housing near the bottom. About 1-1/2 inches long. Easy to remove, only two contact wire attachments. Note which wire goes where. Under $10.00 at an appliance parts store. Start with this fix.

If still no heat take out the ignitor assembly, located in the front, lower left. It is attached to the base of the dryer by 3 screws, the gas feed and two electrical wires with removable metal attachments (note which attachment goes where). The entire assembly will come out and the ingitor is attached to the front end. I took mine to the appliance parts store and it tested OK so it was the fuse. The owner helped me locate the fuse and suggested I try this first. The ignitor coil is about $25.00.

Both of these were easy enough for a novice (like me) to do. It saved a lot of money.

While the dryer was open I vacuumed out all the dust and lint and checked the integrity of the belt.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series Dryer Won't Heat

won't heat. fuse good,breaker good,heating element test ok. How do I check the thermostate, and timer.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

James Chandler

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 Series Dryer Model# 110.64742400

check the thermal fuse if it is blown also change the high limit thermal cut-off fuse www.repairclinic.com shows your parts. go there and enter model number. Also check the heat element. to get into it remove the lint filter and the two screws you'll see there then pry the top up at the front corners. And through the back you should find the heat element and blower housing and thermal fuse and high limit fuse and cycling thermostat.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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