The Kenmore Elite HE3 is 7.2 cu. ft. capacity electric dryer by Kenmore.

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My dryer doesn't heat at all

Why My dryer doesn't heat at all

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Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer’s heat source such as the heating element on electric dryers or at the burner on gas models. The fuse should be closed for continuity meaning it has a continuous electrical path through it when good. If overheated the fuse will have no continuity meaning the electrical path is broken and the fuse has blown. A multimeter can be used to test it for continuity. Be aware that a blown thermal fuse is an indication of a restricted exhaust vent from the dryer to the outside. Always check the dryer venting when replacing a blown thermal fuse.

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We are going to need a model number first.

Might not be a bad idea to check the receptacle as well. Most units use 220VAC, if you have a leg burned (electrical term for side), then your unit is only getting 110-115 VAC, that heating circuit would be on that bad side.

If the electric is good, open the main control panel. Inside you will find a paper that has a trouble shooting guide. Every unit has one that has been placed there from the MFG. It contains pertinent information such as electrical schematics, fuse locations and part numbers required to preform maintenance on your unit.

It could be as simple as a fuse, disconnected terminal all the way up to the more complicated items such as a burned out element to a timer contact.

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