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Dryer not drying cloths

This is a kenmore gas dryer. Mod. #11072612100. It is now taking 3 cycles to dry the cloths. I have diconnected the vent, and the air is hot coming out. The vent through the house is free and clear. Any Ideas.

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  • teamliechty Oct 17, 2008

    You are right, the housing was completly filled with debris. Thank you very much. I am running a load now to see that it worked.

  • Den K Oct 18, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Elite 11070052991. How do you clean the lint out of the compartment? Tried a vacuum with a crevice tool but it doesn't go in far enough. I do clean the lint screen with every drying, but there is a lot of lint that got beyound the screen. I also get an E1 message on the LED read-out.

  • teamliechty Oct 20, 2008

    No, the dryer is still acting the same. I ran a load of cloths and initially there was very warm moist heat directly out of the dryer, and at the exit of the vent from the house. Very good air flow as well. Half way through the cycle, there was no heat at all. I am assuming that a sensor is bad and the heat is being shut off?? Any more suggestions?

  • teamliechty Oct 20, 2008

    I will give that a try and let you know.


  • teamliechty Dec 01, 2008

    Replacing the two coils fixed the problem. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    dryer does not dry clothes. the air is cold and will not warm up at all,check outside exhaust of dryer.ran it for 20 minutes.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Vent clear



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HI thanks for your question. the lint filter housing is full of lint. remove the lint screen. 2 screws. remove. pry top up with a flat screw driver, from the almost the corner. lift the top up. pull dryer away from the wall remove the air duct that the lint filter goes in clean out the lint. thanks the appliance doc

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    john gagnon Oct 17, 2008

    great glad i could help. is that a fixya.

  • john gagnon
    john gagnon Oct 20, 2008

    hi the coils at the gas valve are probably defective 2 black coils one with 3 wires one with 2 wires replace those the reason they went south is because of the constant on & off that they did when all the lint was there replace those thanks



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