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Hey there! I have a Kenmore Heavy Duty, 70 Series, Soft

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Hey there!

I have a Kenmore "Heavy Duty, 70 Series, Soft Heat, Extra Caoacity" Dryer....Model # XXXXX

It runs just fine, but it won't heat. In your opinion, what is it's MOST LIKELY sickness? I have checked the circuit breakers, the power cords and everything else I can see. There don't seem to be any broken or exposed wires, nothing looks like it's been burned and there are no small rodents chowing down on anything. What do you think?

Thanks so much for you imput.


Millers Creek, NC
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

Hi Molly;

Sounds like your heating coils have burned out.

The model number you provided is not showing as a good number. Please check the number again. There should be three digits then a period then 6 or 7 more numbers.

Like this xxx.xxxxxxx

The first three numbers may be faded look closely.

Best, THS

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
001.96573220....I think....
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 8 years ago.

Ok got it, Molly. it is a 110.96573220

The part you need is available through Sears either on the web or at any Sears outlet. The price is $53.25

You can order it on line by clicking here.

Any good handy person can install this in about 1-2 hours.

Please post any other concerns here.

Best, THS

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