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Propane dryer. Can hear the heat kick on but dryer doesn't heat

We have a Kenmore 80 series dryer. Model # 110.72822101. Propane. It won't heat. Turn it on and you can hear the heat kick on but the dryer doesn't heat up. We have removed the back and cleaned out the lint shoot, fixed the ventilation system coming from the dryer to the outside. Occasionally it will warm up slightly but not enough to dry the load. Help

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Try looking at the gas regulator. It should have a solenoid that opens and closes. It sounds to me like this is not opening or is only opening partially. I had this same problem on an oven.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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