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    drew44 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 30, 2006, 01:29 PM
    Heating element Kenmore 70 series electric dryer
    When I start the dryer the heating element gets hot for about 5 seconds then blows a fuse. The dryer will still cycle, but never get hot again. I replaced the fuses and no luck. When I took the plate off I can see that it is getting hot. There are 5 coils and it appears that the top 3 coils are darker then the bottom 2. Any thoughts?
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    Oct 31, 2006, 12:16 AM
    Try checking your ground wires. They may be corroded or loose
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    Jan 15, 2007, 06:15 PM
    I have a similar problem with my Kenmore 70 Series. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with yours? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Jun 17, 2007, 06:15 AM
    It sounds like the heating coils are burned out. Hey this fuse you speak of, where is it located?
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    Oct 17, 2011, 02:13 PM
    Can I see diagram wiring for 110-62924100
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    Oct 17, 2011, 02:15 PM
    Can I see the diagram of wires that need to be connected to thermostat?
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    Oct 17, 2011, 10:45 PM
    You will have to take it apart and test the thermal fuse near the heating element. Most likely it is blown and will have to be replaced, but you will have to clean the drier out thoroughly or it all for nothing. Every air duct will have to be removed and scraped and washed out to remove baked on lint deposits which is like a concrete lining. This will burn so the manufacturer has installed the safeties to keep from having a house fire. Driers were the number one cause of fires at one time. Look at: to see how. Also: ;
    When you finish cleaning the drier and install a new safety it is best to also replace the belt, too, because you do not want to have to disassemble it again and if the belt is over two years old you should replace it. The safeties are oval-shaped with a round center part containing the safety with two plug-on terminals for the wires.
    Using an ohm meter you put a lead on each terminal of the safety with wires unplugged and if it's good you will have a reading of about zero; if it's bad it will read infinity.
    Note that on most of the videos it does not show them washing out the parts, but this is important because it's the only way to really get the parts clean, just don't get motor wet or the capacitor if it has one. Vacuum out the motor. I would move the drier out to your garage to have plenty of space to work. You also want to check your vent and clean it, also. The job is really easier than it sounds. There is no shortcut that will work; it has to be cleaned well. Before you re-assemble it make sure to use white lithium grease (high-temp grease) and grease all bearings. Just vacuuming out the dryer a little does little good. DrTom4444

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