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Dryer gets hot but not enough to dry the clothes in less than 70 minutes my older Kenmore did the same clothes in 50 min max, and eveything came out bone dry

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Check that venting is not crimped as air cannot remove wet air

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Kenmore Elite HE4 Gas Dryer Shuts off prematurely in the Auto Dry cycle and the Timed dry cycle


Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.

Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?
Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.

Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.

Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

Jul 19, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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Kenmore dryer 90 series


Since no model number was given, check to see if you have a setting commonly noted as "wrinkle guard", "wrinkle shield", "press care" or something to that affect. Those settings will run the dryer for as much as 90 min after a completed drying cycle to prevent wrinkles in clothing, allowing you time to remove the cloths after a dry cycle if you are busy. Pleazer Appliance...

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Dryer will heat when put on 70 minute cycle but will not heat total time. if you put it on 20 minute cycle will not heat at all.


Hi, Some dryers have a cooling cycle that lasts for 20 minutes to cool the drum and its contents so you don't burn yourself when getting clothes out.

alot of machine have a max drying time of 120 minutes 20 of that will be for cooling so 100 mins hot!

the cooling cycle is usually indicated near the end of the dial in a different colour to that of the hot cycle.


Hope this helps.

Feb 11, 2011 | Dryers

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Whirlpool dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes.


Clean/repair the dryer vent. If the airflow is restricted the result is the one you just described.

Good luck,
Vlad
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Apr 20, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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My maytag gas dryer has always taken a very long time to dry clothes....usually 2 hours. I have had it for 8 years and it has been this way the whole time. is this normal?


i would check air flow out of vent normally with plugged vent extreame amount of moisture is present in dryer on high temperature of air moving through dryer is
max about 140 degrees normally with room temperature arpund 70 the drying time is normally 60minutes or less
contributing factors to long dry time
pinched vent hose final rinse cold water
below 50 degrees remove vent screen inside dryer clean with hot water shine flashlight into vent opening verify not plugged if have candy or probe type
temperature gauge verify temperature
at vent exit

Dec 12, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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My Kenmore series 70 dryer heats up but takes 3 times on 70 minutes to dry the clothes. After every 70 minute period when i check the clothes i open the dryer and it is like a steam room. It is getting...


Check your dryer venting for obstruction.  Take the vent hose off and run the machine,  If it works with the venting disconnected, It is between your wall and the outside of the house.  If it still has the same problem it is somewhere in the exhaust.  If the dryer can't circulate air, nothing will dry.

Dec 04, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Gets warm but not hot enough.


Occaisionally this is due to either dryer being set to a 'delicate' or 'low' setting. Most frequently it's due to an obstruction in airflow so the heating coil is cycling off to prevent overheating. The vent at the back of your dryer should be cleaned out (by sucking out the lint with a vacumn hose) at least once a year. The vent pipe out of your house as well. Make sure that the flap on the outside of your house is opening and allowing free air circulation when the dryer is on. And make sure you clean your lint trap every time you use the dryer.

May 03, 2009 | Dryers

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Clothes don't dry but dryer gets hot


ck vent to outside starting and dryer back to verify vent issue try drying a load with hose disconnected

Nov 24, 2008 | Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Kenmore Dryer


Your thermostat could have problem and it confused the temporature inside the dryer. You should change the thermostat. To make sure you can use VOM (vol-amp-milimeter) device to check it. If it reads 0, it means OK. If it reads another number, it is faulty and need changing a new one.
Good Luck

Aug 14, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer


Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it

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