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Offline ramone417

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Fix it or replace it?
« on: June 13, 2014, 02:11:46 PM »

Hi everybody. I have a Kenmore electric dryer, model 110.96588210. It's pretty old, 20 years or more. It stopped making heat about 6 weeks ago. I found the bad part, a thermal cut-off, and replaced it and the heating coil, just for fun. After that the dryer worked like new. Until today. It again stopped making heat, and the same thermal cut-off was bad again. The red wire attached to the thermostat or the thermal cutoff (sorry, the wire just fell off) looked like it had a burnout at the connection, and that did not happen at the time of the first thermal cutoff problem.

Starting to think there is a different problem somewhere in the dryer. Before I put another new thermal cut-off in it I wanted to ask if anyone out there might have ideas or experience with this kind of electrical problem.

thanks a lot.

Offline Bailey

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Re: Fix it or replace it?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 06:28:45 PM »
When a wire burns at a connection point, that is usually from a loose connection. If it burned where it attached to the thermal fuse, that could produce enough heat to open the fuse.

Offline mz3own

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Re: Fix it or replace it?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 07:16:27 PM »
If you have gone through thermals twice now. You will want to check your venting.