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I have a sears Kenmore front load dryer 417.84082500 that all

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I have a sears Kenmore front load dryer 417.84082500 that all of a sudden does not heat. I am guessing maybe the heating element??

do you have a volt meter and know how to check continuity?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes I do have a voltmeter and know how to use it.
ok . remove the top of the dryer, there are 3 crews along the back take them out and lift it up from the back and slide it out from under the front control panel, the heating element and the high limit thermostat are in the back and the wiring fro it is at the top, check both the thermostat and the element for continuity, heres a link to the diagrams, http://beta.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?pop=true&modelNumber=417.84082500&pathTaken=partSearch&prst=0&shdMod=417.84082500 if the thermostat has no continuity replace it # XXXXX on the diagram, if the element doesn't replace it# XXXXX hope this helps, Thanks, Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX to make perfect sense. It sounds like it has to be one of those 2 things, right? i can handle replacing one of those 2 parts. do you have a suggestion on where i could get the part that would be cheap and reliable?
the heater assembly is sold in one piece unfortunately, heres the link to it, http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-131553900-%3d%3d and heres the thermostat link, http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-3204267-%3d%3d hope this helps, thanks Bryan
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