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We have a Kenmore electric dryer model 11066962501 that has stopped heating, can we get some help opening and repairing?

The dryer turns on, tumbles, etc, but is not drying clothes. Yesterday my husband cleaned all the lint out of the filters, hose, and vent to the outside. To him there didn't seem to be too much of a lint build up to warrant overheating. We know we need to get into the dryer to get to the thermal fuse, heating element and whatever other parts to test them, but we can't figure out how. I have looked all over trying to find our model number without much success. Where is the thermal fuse? And how and where do we open it to get to it? Thank you!!!

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Might be your heating element that is burnt check the model of your dryer then look upnon youtube to replace the heating element simple and cheaper can buy the specific element with the serial part number on the original part :)

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Testimonial: "Thank you. It did end up being the heating element. We found the way to the thermal fuse and heating element via a youtube video. For anyone reading, there is a "drawer" looking cover at the front bottom of the dryer. Use a putty knife or flathead screwdriver between the drawer and front cover and pop the tabs. Take off the drawer part. Your thermal fuse is located there, as well as the heating element. Thanks again for your adivce!"

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer does not dry clothes in one cycle

there are normally 2 at the back they are sold in pairs change both.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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check your door switch.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Bosch Dryer doesn't dry clothes

With the dryer not connect to the external venting turn the dryer on and see if there is air coming out ot the vent from the dryer. Is this flow of air strong or weak?
If weak then there could be a problem inside the dryer some where. Perhaps the fan is not operating properly. Just my thoughts.

You say you have check the beginning and end of the duck vent pipe. How about seeing if it venting duct is clear from one end to the other.

Good luck

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer heats but does not dry the

Hi, Here are the obvious parts to check: Heater, High limit, Thermal fuse or thermostats...these are all generally located in the back but some models you access them from front. the most common cause is either heater or thermal fuse, I will include a picture of the thermal fuse. If you test these parts and find they all work you may be looking at a centrifiacal switch problem.

Here is a picture of the thermal fuse check this part first:

http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dryer&part=replace-thermal-fuse

Please feel free to contact again if you have any other problems.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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I want to first make sure that your dryer is serviced up. so i want you to do these steps.
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To test for this locate the exhaust vent where it exits the house. With the dryer running feel for the air flow. It should be similar to the flow you feel from hair dryer.

Second test is to light load the dryer setting the heat to high and after several minutes of operation open the door and confirm the clothes are hot to the touch.

Hot clothes and no air flow for ever to dry!!

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  2. Remove vent hose from back of dryer. Confirm air flow from dryer. Very dusty process. No air step 3.
  3. Service dryer blower likely plugged with lint. If dryer basket turns I would assume blower is also turning connected by drive belt. The blockage internal to dryer.
  4. So if not 1,2 or 3 than blocked vent hose to the outside . Suggest using a vacuum hose to carefully try to retrieve lint build up. Lets hope that it is not a roof vent because it would really suck trying to pull the blockage out. And unless your Santa roof tops are dangerous places to play.
  5. Well at least at this point we know why the clothes are not getting dry. What ever you do do not breach the venting in the walls. Moisture will build up along with the lint and create havic with mold!!!
  6. Call your husband

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Examine your vent hose. How long is it? Too many bends?

Check to make sure your vent hose is clear and free of an restrictions.

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Pull your dryer away from the wall and disconnect the vent hose, use a vacuum or brush to clean out the inside of the hose, sometimes shaking the hose a bit (if possible) will free any lint buildup that your vacuum or brush may have missed.

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