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Kenmore 70 Series gas dryer Dryer will not heat I just moved in and the dryer has not been used in a while. What do I need to do to start it back up?

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  • crazydogs Feb 24, 2009

    Yes. I turned the valve to the open position.

  • strokedogg Feb 26, 2009

    The Kenmore model 70 dryer heats up and runs for about five to eight minutes and then the heat quites. Any ideas?

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    steve May 11, 2010

    If the gas is on and no other problems exist, just put laundry in it and turn it on.

    If it does not fire and dry, report back as to what it does and I can fix it with your help.

  • steve
    steve May 11, 2010

    Has your gas been turned on?

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Your flame will not be on all the time during the dry cycle. It cycles to prevent it from over-heating? Do you have clutter on top of it, such as clothes? If yes take everything off of it and never use the top for clothes piles or anything of this nature. When you have stuff on top it insulates it and the excess heat cannot disipate. 90% of the world uses the top for clothes piles. DON'T DO THAT EVER.
Good Luck

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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