Question about Kenmore Dryers
Kenmore dryer heating element cycles on and off every minute or so and does not dry the clothes and i do not want to replace all of the thermostats and fuses as i think only one is the problem
It is normal for the dryer heating circuits to cycle on and off. The heating element is not supposed to stay on continuously. What usually causes excessive dry times, and rapid cycling of the heating element is poor ventilation. The following link explains:
Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation and how to determine whether or not you have a clog. You could STILL have a malfunctioning hi-limit thermostat or operating thermostat, but I suggest you double the simple things first. It doesn't make since to replace parts if it may be a simple matter of general upkeep. Cleaning the lint trap in not enough to keep the dryer ducting clean. If you've never had your ducting inspected or cleaned, now may be a good time.
Perform the simple test of disconnecting the dryer vent hose and try drying a load. If the dryer performs better, you may have a clog in the vent line where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. If the drying results are still the same, inspect the internal air blower to make sure it is not clogged.
NOTE: It is also recommended that you use semi-rigid metal ducting. It is crush resistant, resists kinking & heat, and offers protection against rodent infestation.
I hope this advice leads you in the right direction. Let me know what you discover. If it is not a matter of ventilation, then read the steps on how to determine the whether or not the heating circuits are operating correctly. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
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