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Dryer produces low heat but not high heat

    I couldn't find the exact model on your sight but it is an electric Kenmore model 62212 and appears to be less than 5 years old. There are too different cycles on the dryer. 1 is a preset low-heat setting and the other is a timed high-heat setting. The problem is that the dryer will only produce low heat when on the high heat setting.
    I did notice when I went to dry my first load that there was a lot of lint inside the dryer. I cleaned out the dryer and the lint trap. After an hour on the high heat setting, my clothes were warm but still wet. It took 4 1hr cycles to dry the clothes. 
    I figured maybe the guy before never cleaned the lint trap so maybe it was clogged. I removed the rear panel, removed the lint trap duct and gave it a good cleaning. After reinstalling the duct and before putting the rear panel back on I turned the dryer on to see if the heating element was working. It glowed but went on and off frequently. It seemed to be working but it is not staying on long enough to produce high heat. I don't know if it has a thermostat that might be bad or maybe part of the heating element may be bad. My landlord is considering buying a new dryer. Any advice will be sincerely appreciated.


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Re: Dryer produces low heat but not high heat

Check the vent outside it seems to be getting too hot and cycling the element off and on your safety therm.

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