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    Default Kenmore gets too hot

    Model: 110.68002011
    Thermostats check good
    Element checks good
    Element does not seem to get red hot at the curves in the cage and temp still gets near 180-200 F.
    Board?

    P. S. Donít think I have ever seen an element do this.

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    Hi Rick,

    Thermostats check good
    And the thermistor also?

    temp still gets near 180-200 F
    Where was this tested?

    Element does not seem to get red hot at the curves in the cage
    That is normal to me.
    How where you watching this? Just the lower front panal is off?

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    Thermistor checked good. I put a new one on it, but will check it again.

    Checked inside a house I am using to store things right now. Thermistor checked within range for the temp of the house ( no ac). In dining room with no vent attached other than the exhaust tube.
    Yes, lower panel off.

    I think I also checked temp with panel on the dryer.

    No short evident.

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    Hello Jeff

    Thermistor checked good. I put a new one on it, but will check it again.

    Checked inside a house I am using to store things right now. Thermistor checked within range for the temp of the house, 75 - 80 F ( no ac). In dining room with no vent attached other than the exhaust tube.
    Yes, lower panel off.

    I think I also checked temp with panel on the dryer.

    No short evident.

    Just remembered, I checked with panel off to see if maybe I could catch the element getting hot and sagging causing a short, but it does seem to cycle on and off just at high temps.
    I will revisit today.

    I have Brenda to check the element ohm reading today on auto ohms.
    I have a question about that too but will make an another post so as not to get this one too jumbled up

    Thsnks
    Last edited by boman; 07-09-2019 at 08:09 AM. Reason: Additional info

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    What was the reading of the thermistor Rick?
    Was it clogged up with dryer sheet gunk?
    Where was the 180-200ļF temp reading taken?

    jeff.
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    The ambient temperature was between 85 and 90 F. The thermistor showed like 9.4m ohms. It was not covered in lint or dryer sheet stuff. I put a new one on it.
    That being said, I need to look and see where I ordered the thermistors from. Might have ordered some cheap ones that are not worth a penny even though they seem to read okay.
    Went through that with cheap stats a good while back.

    Temp was taken at the end of the exhaust tube. It seemed to cycling on the high limit stat as if the thermistor was not functioning.
    I should add the temp does not get as hot on Low temp setting when in Timed cycle Air only also seems to work.
    Last edited by boman; 07-10-2019 at 09:18 PM. Reason: Additional info

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    The thermistor showed like 9.4m ohms
    That thermistor should read approximately 11.9K Ohms of resistance at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21’ Celsius).

    At 90ļF it should be approx 7.4K ohms.

    Might have ordered some cheap ones that are not worth a penny even though they seem to read okay.
    Oops!

    Temp was taken at the end of the exhaust tube.
    Ok, thankx.

    It seemed to cycling on the high limit stat as if the thermistor was not functioning.
    Always possible the relay on the board is/was/could be sticking causing the higher temps.

    jeff.
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