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Old 09-15-2020, 08:08 AM   #1
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My dryer quit drying, I am trying to determine if a fuse, high limit switch, or heater elements went bad...

On this tester, what setting do I use?
It doesn’t have an audible setting ( I don’t think )



Trying to check continuity.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:12 AM   #2
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Any of the ohm settings should work. One lead on each side of what you are checking. Reading should change to zero or something really close to it if the line is good. It wont flinch if it is open.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:14 AM   #3
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One click to the right on the 500. Assuming your dryer is 240V. If it's a gas dryer and uses 120 then go two clicks to the 200. That's if you are checking for voltage. If you're checking for continuity then use the setting that is outlined in white by itself next to the 200 at the bottom.

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Old 09-15-2020, 08:18 AM   #4
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Id set it to 20k ohm and huntntx is right. You should read 0.0 if that circuit is closed. Check your hi limits and tstats also.

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Old 09-15-2020, 08:29 AM   #5
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On most meters the diode check setting will give u an audible tone if you have continuity (setting to the right of 200 ohm setting), otherwise use the 200 ohm setting for continuity. 20K ohm setting is what u use looking for a resistive connection (leakage)
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I should have clarified.

Electric dryer, will operate fine, just no heat in the tub.

This kenmore is approximately 15–20 years old.

Thank you for the guidance.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:40 AM   #7
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If you're not getting heat, heating element would be first thing I'd check. Also, check your breakers. Mine will run and not heat with one of the poles tripped. But will still cycle without heat.

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Old 09-15-2020, 08:45 AM   #8
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May want to take apart the vent on the back and clean out all of the trash/lent. I had an old dryer that I took apart because it was not drying properly. Once I cleaned the entire vent area out (it was pretty clogged up) my dryer ran like a champ.

Just another option if your heating element seems to be working fine.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:27 AM   #9
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Mike wins... not sure what, but I will come up with something.






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Old 09-16-2020, 09:47 AM   #10
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Replace both high and low switches they are cheap
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I should have clarified.

Electric dryer, will operate fine, just no heat in the tub.

This kenmore is approximately 15–20 years old.

Thank you for the guidance.
15- 20 years!!! Replace it brother.
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:22 PM   #12
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Id set it to 20k ohm and huntntx is right. You should read 0.0 if that circuit is closed. Check your hi limits and tstats also.

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If it reads 0.0 that would mean no resistance. There should be some resistance if the heating coils are good.


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got a tig welder?
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:27 PM   #14
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I had a dryer like that, just push the broken heat coils together and they will come back on. Had to do that for a few months to get by until I got a new dryer. They would burn in half some place else, and I would do it again. Yes, I know it's not the best idea, but it worked and I got to dry my clothes.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:36 PM   #15
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If it reads 0.0 that would mean no resistance. There should be some resistance if the heating coils are good.


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My bad. For some reason I was thinking of voltage. You're right. Ignore everything I said op

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