Question about Kenmore Dryers
I have a Kenmore Elite HE3 dryer. I've tried to dry a load of clothes, but they keep coming out damp. I ran the cycle 3 times and the load of clothes is still damp. When I feel the clothes, they are warm to the touch, so it appears that the heat element is working. So, the dryer has heat but does not dry.
Make sure that your vent tube is not kinked or crushed behind the dryer and it all this is ok then you need to change your cycling thermostat. is it gas or electric
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Sounds like the vent is plugged
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Had the same issue with my Whirpool. If the clothes are getting hot but not drying then there might be a build up of lint in the exhaust duct and/or passage. Once I replaced the the duct and ran a snake with a brush through the passage (my dryer was on 1st floor, vent ran up to 2nd) and cleaned out the lint build up in filter area it worked like new. Also keep in mind if you use dryer sheets they will leave an invisible residue on your lint filter thus restricting airflow. This can lead to the heating element burning out. The lint filter should periodically be scrubbed with a soft brush (an old toothbrush will do) under warm water with detergent (I use Dawn). This should keep the airflow moving through the dryer instead of keeping it in the drum. Hope this helps.
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