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Kenmore 70 series,does not dry

Dryer does not dry,what ever setting you set, the burner comes on but it will only stay on for a short time and the flame will go out

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Re: kenmore 70 series,does not dry

Check the vent pathway. Perhaps the theromstat is sensing high temp due to restricted air flow and kicking off.

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