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My kenmore gas dryer (nov 2007) would not heat

June T. • Piscataway, NJ • June 21, 2014
Appliance: Model 110.77741600 My Repair & Advice

After researching some solutions, I took a chance that the easiest solution would work. This happened to be the "thermal fuse". I thought it would be a simple job. It wasn't, then it was. I followed instructions on removing the back panel...but the panel was welded onto the back. After taking a day of leaving it alone, I had a thought, and it actually worked...the fuse was in the front, under the front panel. I did not need to get into the back of the dryer. After taking the bottom front panel off, then removing the fan/pully cover, there it was! Right in front was the thermal fuse. I pulled off the wire setup on the old fuse, then put the wire setup on the new fuse. I put everything back together, and turned it on. I couldn't believe it worked. I have never worked on a dryer before, and was happy that I did it, with the help of the diagrams and those who shared their experience, especially what the problem could be. Aside from the mistake of trying to take the back off (worked on this for 2 hours before giving up), it only took me 20 minutes to fix the problem from the front panel. Cost, less than $20. Savings of over $200 to have a professional do it.

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Repair Time Estimate

15-30 minutes

Tools Used
    Screwdrivers, Socket Set
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