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My 700 series Kenmore Dryer wont heat completely.

While the clothes are on a cycle i can feel the dryer getting warm, but when the cycle is over the clothes are still damp....what's the problem?

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    our dryer dosen,t give any hit what is the problem

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If the dryer has been cleared of lint. the lint filter area is clear and the vent is fine then the timer is probably bad. Why? because a lot of current goes through the timer and most of the time the contacts in it get burred or burnt. Unless you have a bad breaker I would advise replacing the timer.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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most common reason for this would be clogged vent...check all the way in and out!

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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