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Kenmore elite gas dryer,takes forever to dry clothes, also the moisture monitor lights do not come on,(wet, damp, cool down)the vent is working good,free of lint?.

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Your Thermal fuse has most likely failed.

The main reason the thermal fuse blows is air flow restrictions in your exhaust hose that goes to the outside of your home, lint build-up over the years effects the air flow, also go outside and check your dryer vent, that can clog up too.

The control board has been just going out for no reason at all on lots of dryers, but the new ones have been upgraded and should last a long time.

If you would like - use the "Continue with this expert" option, and reply with your Model #, and I can steer you in the right direction as far as replacing and finding a replacement part.

It will be something like 110.9867764

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