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Kenmore 70 series electric dryer runs but won't heat up?

The dryer turns on but won't heat up.  the exhaust vent is clear.

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Hi!!! If the unit is electric your heating element needs to be replaced if its gas then replace the coil boosters located on top of the gas valve..Good luck..

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The lint trap is a metal screen with a plastic handle that is located either near the corner at the top of your dryer, or inside the dryer door. In most cases, the lint trap is clearly marked. If your clothes are not drying properly, this is the first place to look because it is the easiest problem to solve. Remove the lint from your lint trap, and then see if your clothes get dry. If they do not, move to the next troubleshooting problem.
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To work properly, a dryer needs to be able to vent warm air. If the vent hose is clogged, bent or has a hole in it, your dryer will not work properly. Examine the vent hose to see if it is installed completely over the dryer exhaust vent, and to make sure it does not have a hole in it. Remove the vent hose to see if it is clogged. There are vent hose brushes you can purchase to clean the vent hose properly. Also check the exhaust vent on the dryer and the outside vent to make sure they are not clogged.

Thermal Fuse

If you have been running your dryer with a clogged vent hose for a while, you may burn out the thermal fuse. A burnt thermal fuse will allow the dryer drum to rotate, but the unit will not heat up. Your owner's manual will show you where the thermal fuse is and provide the part number you need to buy to replace it. Thermal fuses are available at most hardware stores and are easy to replace.
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Check the following:

Since you said the dryer heats....

Make sure you have the dryer set to the correct cycle, and not delicate or air only.

Make sure the drying cycle time runs for the set period. If not, the timer may be faulty.

Make sure the dryer is tumbling (the drum is turning). If not, you may have a drive issue like a bad or broken belt, or some other mechanical drive issue.

Make sure the lint screen is clean and the dryer exhaust all the way to the outside of the dwelling is clear and not obstructed with lint or anything else. If you don't feel a pretty good beeze coming out of the wall discharge vent, start looking for a plugged vent.

There could also be an exhaust fan issue with the dryer if the vent line is clear. If this is plugged or not working, the back of the dryer will need to be removed and the cause(s) determined.

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If you have water in the exhaust vent you have a clog somewhere in the line that needs to be cleared. When a dryer exhausts, moisture is included in the air that exits the dryer. This moisture will condensate and collect in the exhaust vent if it has no where to go. If too much moisture builds up this can back up into your dryer's heating circuits. In addition, a clogged dryer actually overheats and dries less efficiently. If the heating circuits continually overheat this can result in component failures and is a potential fire hazard. Inspect your dryer exhaust vent ducting thoroughly from where it leaves the back of the dryer, to where it exits your home. Make sure there are no bends, sags, kinks or clogs in the line. In addition, it is recommended that you use the semi-rigid metal type vent ducting. It resists kinking, is heat resistant and prevents rodent intrusion. If you have questions let me know. I hope this helps you.

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