My kenmore gas dryer heats up but cools down too fast without completely drying my cloths
After placing my clothes in the dryer and turning on the switch, my dryer starts to get hot and stays heated for approximately ten minutes; it then begans to cool down and the dryer becomes cold as if it was never heated leaving my clothes damp.
My dryer problem is the same as Tina777's. My dryer heats up and cools down after about 10 minutes. My clothes are always damp. To redry them takes about 2 hours. Imagine the amount of electricity being wasted.
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Re: My kenmore gas dryer heats up but cools down too fast...
Try using the timed dry settings instead of the automatic settings , or also ck that your vent hose is not lined with lint , these dryers require a large amount of airflow to work correctly if your vent hose or vent pipe (yes inside the wall too) is even part ways clogged they cant work correctly, also one other thing I see and this most times happens when folks use a upstairs laundry is the vent pipe run is too far for dryer to push the air that far , if you read the mfg instructions most say max of 20 feet , but most runs in that use go for double that ,plus every 90 deg fitting adds 5 feet
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Ok, first and foremost, make sure your vent is clean and clear. If the vent is clean and free of obstructions the most likely culprit is your gas valve coils. When they fail the typical symptom is heat at the beginning of the cycle and no heat about 20 minutes later. If you can, post the complete model number from the dryer and I will give you step by step tear-down and replacement of parts instructions.
This problem may be the result of a dirty lent filter which if clogged will short cycle the dryer and the clothes will still be damp when done. Also a dirty exhaust pipe (usally 4") will prevent the clothes from drying correctly. Make sure that the air is leaving the machine. To do this you have to go outside when the machine is running.
Hello, This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils This The coils are mounted to the gas safety valve, This should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike
Check to see if vent hose is not restricted. If it goes up inside wall, it could have lint clogging it. Most dryers regulate heat with air flow. Wet clothes can restrict flow even more if vent is clogged or pinched. Air flow is crucial to heat cycle. If the vent is resrticted, heat will rise quickly, but not cool down fast enough to allow heat thermostat to cool down and turn on heating element again. It may seem hot inside dryer but if no air flow it will increase dry time or not dry them at all before timer shuts off. If vent goes up inside wall, buy a small chimney brush and try cleaning out vent from attic if you can.
Hi, After the dryer shuts off, can you restart it right away or does it need to cool down before restarting? If it needs to cool down for a bit, the motor is going bad. If the dryer is running a full cycle but not completely dry, check your venting to the outside and make sure it is clean. If this is a gas dryer, the coils on top the gas valve might be shutting down early and not reopening later in the heat cycle. I hope this gives you some direction. Please let me knwo if I can assist you further on this problem
what type is this electric or gas? have you removed the exsaust from the wall and ran a load like this? if you have heat and this is an electric dryer it sounds like you have a blockage in your house. if the dryer runs fine without the exsaust attached then that is your problem. let me know
i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.