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

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My dryer has stopped heating up

I have a Kenmore Elite Quiet Pak 9 Dryer HE4 mod # 110-85872400, Type DADT-ELE-2406028-EL54 that isn't drying at all. I had the dryer vents cleaned out and the tech said there was good air flow. I don't have any error codes and no breakers have been tripped. Can you help me figure out what the problem could be. Thanks

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Tina, you said "the tech said", what did the tech say about the not heating part?


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Get in there with a multimeter and you should be able to figure it out quickly.

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn't heat, but the drum turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is blown, it will have to be replaced.

Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn't heat, the element should be checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

High Limit Thermostat

Although not common, if the dryer doesn't heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn't heat.

Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at fault when the dryer doesn't heat. Check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is defective.


The timer is normally not at fault if the dryer doesn't heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer.

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