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Kenmore 600 series gas dryer not warm

The flame lights for 15 seconds and then goes out.

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  • Joe O'Donnell Mar 22, 2009

    I have Kenmore Model 73952 and it lights for 10-15 seconds and goes out.
    Air flow seems good, but haven't replaced the coil and sensor.


  • emfpueblo May 11, 2010

    do you have to convert a 600 series kenmore from N/gass to LP

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My Kenmore 600 gas dryer is running but it does not heat, so I'm not able to dry my cloths.

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Make sure the vent is clear and air movement is good through the rear vent.
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Check and or replace the flame sensor and the gas valve coils.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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