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Insufficient heat to dry clothes. No lint. All other features work.

I have a 9-year-old Kenmore gas dryer that doesn't fully dry clothes any longer. There appears to be very little heat at all. Took all lint out of exhaust system to no avail. What do you suggest? Also, where can I get a good SERVICE manual. Thanke, Mike

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SOURCE: gas smell from dryer

your igniter needs to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 04, 2007

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SOURCE: MCG8000AWW takes too long to dry

The font panel must be removed. This may be done by removing the control console (open upper cabinet doors to find screws behind the console). The screws along the top of the lower front panel are easily accessible. Disconnect the two interlock switches, remove the grounding clip attached to the bulkhead & lift the panel off the two lower clips. Inside the panel is a housing that leads to the exhaust blower. It will be packed with lint that may be hardened like papier mache. Just clean out the mess & reverse the process to replace the parts.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer runs fine but no heat

change the fuse in back of the dryer

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Our Kenmore 80 series gas dryer won't dry clothes.

Have you checked the entire run of the exhaust vent ducting? Cleaning the lint trap is not nearly enough to keep a dryer running efficiently.

A simple test you can try is to remove the exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load as you normally would. With the hose removed and the dryer running, the air leaving the exhaust of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees). If the air flow is weak or non-existent, you have a clog INTERNAL to the dryer. You will have to inspect the air blower fan housing and ducting inside the dryer to ensure the blower fan is not obstructed in any way. If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry like they should, you have a clog somewhere in the DUCTING from the point where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. You will need to inspect the exhaust ventilation for any clogs or kinks.

If you can see the heating element glowing, you probably don't have a problem with the heating circuitry. If you haven't checked the dryer ventilation recently, now might be a good time to do so. Leaving a dryer in a clogged, or poorly ventilated condition can cause the dryer heating circuits to over heat to the point of failure. In addition, this can also create a fire hazard.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: my kenmore 70 series dryer will not heat upa nd

bad ignitor
or bad solonoids on your gas vale
check your lint filter
and exhaust outside to be clear of cloggs with good airflow while running

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