11:03AM | 01/20/07
Member Since: 01/19/07
3 lifetime posts
We have a Kenmore Elite dryer, model #110.63932101. Just within the past couple of days has quit heating, all other functions seem to work properly, ie:tumbling, fan blowing , timer working right.

I have taken out the heating element and ran ohm meter checks on it and the thermostats, plus the thermal fuse and thermistor. They all showed to be good with the exception of the thermistor, which showed to be open.

Am I correct in assuming the thermistor is bad and needs to be replaced?

The only thing I havent checked is the Electrode sensor. Is there any need to check it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


08:31PM | 01/20/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Have you measured the supply. You should have 240 from hot to hot.

The motor and controls all run off of 120 and you can lose one leg of the 240 and every thing "works", but it won't heat.


08:49PM | 01/20/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** ran ohm meter checks on [the element] and the thermostats, plus the thermal fuse. They all showed to be good **

How about the heater circuit relay?

- Kenmore 110.63932101 Heater Relay


The 'Even Heat' electronic control itself like used on your model also fails quite frequently. Any signs of arcing or burning on the original?

- Kenmore 110.63932101 'Even Heat' Control Board


** the thermistor showed to be open. Am I correct in assuming the thermistor is bad and needs to be replaced? **

The thermistor should be in the area of 10K ohms. If it was totally open, yes, it would be defective and need to be replaced.

- Kenmore 110.63932101 Thermistor



Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



06:40AM | 01/21/07
Member Since: 01/19/07
3 lifetime posts
Yes I also checked the voltage coming into and out of the fuse box(breakers also). Altho I do probably need to check the power cord to make sure it hasnt developed a short in it, but need to put it back together before I turn the power on to it.

I am still hung up on the thermistor as it shows a short to ground and open across the leads.

Thanks for your suggestions.


08:58AM | 01/21/07
Member Since: 01/19/07
3 lifetime posts
The thermistor did show about 16k resistance, the thermal fuse shows continuity but no resistance.

I havent had time yet to look at the circuit board or relay yet , but will this afternoon.

Thanks for your suggestions


05:31AM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
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Have you narrowed the problem and found a solution to the dryer not heating? Our Kenmore Series 90 dryer stopped heating yesterday but everything else is working fine. I took the heating element out and it looked fine. I am not an electrician so I can not say definitively that it is working. We paid $25.00 for the dryer at a local estate sale and it has worked for about 1 year. I'm not going to spend allot of time or money to repair it. If it were to be a simple\inexpensive fix then that is different but if it were to be the 'Even Heat' module then I will give the dryer to local appliance collector and shop for another dryer.
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