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Kenmore 90 Series Gas Dryer that drys for 10 mins & shuts off...

We have a Kenmore 90 Series Gas Dryer that will heat up, dry for about 10 mins then shuts itself off. If we wait about 30 mins. then we can start it up again. Seems to be overheating but cannot figure out how to check or what to check. As far as we can tell, outside vent is clear. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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  • u8rcow Mar 07, 2012

    I have the exact same problem with my kenmore 90 series electric dryer. any solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Model #110 79912990

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Check the vent pipe going to the outside of the house, including the vent louver, to make sure the pipe is not partially or fully clogged with lint.

Your symptoms are a classic description of reduced or no airflow from the dryer.

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