- 1 Where is the heating element located on a Kenmore dryer?
- 2 Why is my Kenmore Elite not heating up?
- 3 Is it worth replacing a heating element in a dryer?
- 4 How hard is it to replace a heating element in a dryer?
- 5 What causes a heating element to burn out in a dryer?
- 6 How much does it cost to replace a heating element in a dryer?
- 7 Where is the reset button on my Kenmore dryer?
- 8 Why is my Kenmore Elite dryer not drying?
Where is the heating element located on a Kenmore dryer?
The heating element is located in the front section of the dryer on the bottom right. When you remove the lower front inspection panel you will see the heating element on the right hand side on the base of the dryer.
Why is my Kenmore Elite not heating up?
The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. 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.
Is it worth replacing a heating element in a dryer?
If your dryer’s heating element burns out more than once within a year or two, the thermal fuse, which is supposed to protect it, is probably defective, so it’s a good idea to replace it. The temperature in the heating chamber may also be too high, and that may be caused by poor venting.
How hard is it to replace a heating element in a dryer?
Fortunately, replacing a heating element isn’t a terribly difficult job. You can usually find a replacement heating element at a local hardware store or online by searching for your dryer model number. Once you have the part, unplug the dryer, remove the back panel, remove the connections and install the new one.
What causes a heating element to burn out in a dryer?
A dryer’s heating element operates on the same principle as the coil in an electric heater. It consists of an uninsulated metal conductor and when an electric current passes through it, its resistance to the flow of electricity makes it heat up. If the coil gets too hot, it burns out.
How much does it cost to replace a heating element in a dryer?
A new heating element is usually between $40 and $100. This part might cost as low as $30 and as high as $200 or more, depending on the type of dryer.
Is there a reset button on the machine? There is no reset button on your dryer. I recommend locating the two (2) house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer and reset both circuit breakers by flipping them both OFF and ON 2-3 times and then check to see if the dryer will start.
Why is my Kenmore Elite dryer not drying?
If a dryer is not drying well, the first thing to do is to remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and check the temperature of the exhaust air with a thermometer. I’d check the temperature with the vent hose off first because the most common cause of poor drying is a restricted air flow caused by the vent.