Dryer heats up cools down in few minutes? Kenmore gas
I have a kenmore model#417.90042990 dryer. When I first turn the dryer on it gets hot but within a few minutes it starts to cool down. Could someone please tell me what I might be able to do to cure this problem?
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Re: dryer heats up cools down in few minutes? Kenmore gas
We need to take a look at the heating system and exhaust,,where going to start with simplest ok..your filter is cleann...check exhaust from back of dryer leadind all way out house make sure that path is clear...next pull exaust off and run dryer,,if not good,,let me know ,,onthejob
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This sounds like a problem with your fan motor. The dryer is getting too hot and the gas is shutting off until it cools down. That fan keeps the dryer cool by moving the heat to the clothes in the drum.
You can easily check this by feeling for air flow in front of the exhaust vent outside. No air movement = fan problem = heat shut off in 10 minutes. Good luck
Sounds like a faulty high limit or cycling thermostat. The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a certain temp. It should be mounted on the exhause duct inside the back of the dryer. It should look something like the one in the picture:
THE KENMORE DRYER I HAVE... IF REN IN THE COTTON CYCLE IT WILL RUN FOR 50 MINUTES AND SHUT OFF. ITS BOLWING HOT AIR AND THE OTHER CYCLES SEEM TO WORK FINE WITH OUT SHUTING DOWN SO ID APPRECIATE A TIP ON WHAT THIS PROBLEM COULD BE