I have a Kenmore electric dryer that is about 12 yrs old or so and all the heat settings don't work, it worked on one load and on the next load nothing but cold on all the heat settings, could it be just the temp dryer switch?
ANSWER Patrick, The temperature switch is a good idea, but it's not the likeliest issue. If you're sure both breakers are set and locked down, and you have 220-240 VAC at the dryer terminal block, then your first check should be at the heater element 279838 check and make sure the wire is broken or shorted, especially in the insulator area(s) then check the thermal fuse 279816 and hi limit switch. If the dryer overheated for any reason, and the fuse "opened", the dryer won't heat.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, September 16, 2013