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Kenmore gas front load dryer.Very little heat, takes 3x to dry

The dryer seems to have some heat but it takes about 3 times as long to dry a load.  When on High setting it doesn't get HOT like it used to. I clean the lint every time and we just cleaned the duct.

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  • albert getty
    albert getty May 11, 2010

    how long is your duct??

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    hi, i will need your full model number so i can fully assist you please..

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Check your heating elements. check the outside exhaust door is it open.

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