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Kenmore gas dryer starts to heat but does not maintain the heat. It cools down after a few minutes.

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Something simple for you to try is: remove the duct from the dryer,run a cycle,IF the unit works fine, you will need to have your vent system cleaned to the outside. If you still have troubles, you will need to place a service call to have the unit diagnosed

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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    Something simple for you to try is: remove the duct from the dryer,run a cycle,IF the unit works fine, you will need to have your vent system cleaned to the outside. If you still have troubles, you will need to place a service call to have the unit diagnosed

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