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Poor drying quality

Our Kenmore Smartheat Quietpac 9, approx 3 years old, is not operating at it's full potential. After 50 minutes, on high, clothes are still damp. Hydro bill is suffering.

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    Lety Esquivias May 11, 2010

    WERE IS THE SMART SENSOR AT AND THE 2 METAL STRIPS U SUGGESTED CLEANENG



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Repl/ thermistor, also remember that these dryer have smart sensor drying,, there are 2 metal strips inside use rubbing alcohol and clean this will fix your probablem

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