I have a kenmore 417.82042101 portable dryer that has worked great now it takes a long time to dry and gets to hot. I have cleaned inside outside and under and also the vent as far up as I can. Now it is so hot it was burning and smoking when I opened the door. Help I love this dryer so how can I fix it.
Thanks in advance for your help
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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not
taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you
need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take
place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes
for your dryer to fail.
You may have to get inside the exhaust assembly ...somtimes there are lint buildups that occur and cause long drying times. Also make sure you don't have a DUAL heating element model. I had one and only one of the elements worked when I repaired the second one it worked great. Most likely is the exhaust block however. Hope this helps.
was the previos dryer taking a long time to dry??? Make sure a high velocity of air comes from the dryer with the vent unhooked there may be a internal restriction causing the long drying times, if there is no restriction then it is in the home vent line. To verify that it is a vent issue unhook the vent and do a load of clothes if it drys in 40-60min it is the vent.