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No heat checked outside vent, hose to dryer....can't get back off of dryer (2nd problem!!)..... fustrated!!!!!!

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  • Cindycrable Jan 19, 2009

    Kemore electric dryer won't get hot. Could it be because the outside temp. has been so cold and the dryer is located in an "addition" to house with not so great insolation?

  • xtremesno Jan 21, 2009

    i am having the same problem with my kenmore dryer as well. any help would be much appreciated. i have checked the lint trap, the duct, and the circuit which are all fine. HELP!!!!

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Is this a gas or electric dryer? Please post more of the model number.

  • Bill Dickerson
    Bill Dickerson May 11, 2010

    what is the problem with the dryer?



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The dryer complaint of "No Heat At All" can be a couple things for a given gas or electric dryer. (Keeping in mind; Insufficient "too long" to heat is a different type of complaint)

Defective Ignition Systems

For Gas Dryers; Thermal fuses (white - very likely), Gas valve coils (black; battery size; likely), Thermal Sensors (black, square; rare, but likely) and also Electric Ignitors (Glows red; likely) are very common for "no heat" complaints.

For Electric Dryers: Hi/low limit cut-off switches (Very likely) and electric heating element/coils (Likely) are very common. Also, tripped breakers for electric dryers (Very likely; may only be receiving 110v instead of the 240v needed)

With respect to your dryer vent-line; the line may be clamped down too tight. You may need a 1/4 screwdriver to loosen and remove (assuming it is not taped down)


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