Question about Dryers
My Kenmore Elite HE3 gas dryer isn't drying clothes very well. I opened the bottom panel and observed that the gas only ignites for a couple of seconds then goes off and repeats this cycle every 30 seconds to a minute. The part that I don't understand is that when I remove the vent tube connecting the dryer to the outside vent from the back of the dryer, the gas flame finally stays on until the exhaust heats up to 155 degrees. When I connect the vent back to the dryer, the flame goes back to only staying on for a couple of seconds at a time and the temp in the dryer only goes to around 90 degrees. Any idea why this might be happening?
Check outside of house for any obstructions to the outlet. make sure the vent is clean
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it sounds like a clog in vent.if yours vents up thru roof you may need to have a chimney sweep come out and sweep vent.check and make sure the vent hose is net kinked or full of lint.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Make sure that your vent tube is not kinked or crushed behind the dryer and it all this is ok then you need to change your cycling thermostat. is it gas or electric
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
SOURCE: Kenmore elite dryer no heat
You may want to check if the heating element needs replacing. Most Dryers have 2 heating elements that are found by taking the back off, some of the newer dryers have 3.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
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