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

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How to replace heater coil on Kenmore elite HEy dryer?

Heater doesn't dry the CLOthing.

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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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This must be a very common problem.... my dryer stopped working when i moved it. Found out it was simply the fuse! The new location had restricted the exhaust therefore overheating it and the thermal fuse blew, the fuse is resettable, so I reset it, and yay it works again! - Kelly


Kelly, it's always great when it's just a simple fix ;-)


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