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Dryer Heating Problems

I have been getting a lot of problems with dryers not heating right. A lot of sloution have been that people have been cleaning out their heat vents from the dryer. If there is a lot of lent build up in the vent or in the vent hose, it will make the elements shuts of to early. Therefore it will not dry the cloths like it should.

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I have a Kenmore 600 series gas dryer it has stopped heating. When you first turn it on it heats right up like it should then after jus a min the heat stops and it wont blow any more heat what could it be?


The majority of the time this problem is because the dryer vent is plugged. Remove the vent hose or pipe and clean it out, removing all lint buildup. Check the damper door where the dryer vents outside for obstruction. Make sure your lint filter and the area it goes into are clean as well. This will fix the problem 9 times out of 10.

Aug 02, 2013 | Whirlpool LGR3624JQ Gas Dryer

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Dryer making loud screeching noise LG Trom DLG5988S


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Jan 03, 2011 | LG DLG5988 Gas Dryer

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turn dryer on and it starts to heat up and then the heat stops and within about 2-3 minutes will start to heat up and then the heating up stops.


Clean out the exhaust vent tubing really good.. A moister sensor will detect any build up of lint and shut the heat off

Jun 03, 2010 | Dryers

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Hello I have a Kenmore gas dryer model# 1107282210 and the dyer seems to give off a little heat but then I it will stop giving of heat and the clothes will take very long time to dry. Now I cleaned the exhaust pipe that goes outside it did have a lot of lint back up in the pipe but still the dry heat is intermitted. Is there something else I could try to get heat going could there be a build up of lint in the inside of the dryer that will not allow the dryer to heat up?


HI, Check the following to address this issue further.


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task. The blower housing should be disassembled, and cleaned in this case.

2. Thermostat(Secondary Cause)- Highly unlikely in your case, but possible
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

Dec 17, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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HotPoint DLB2650BELAD Dryer overheating


You have a blockage in the heat baffle. While this is not difficult to clear, this is more than I can explain on a forum like this.

Nov 16, 2008 | Dryers

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