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The dryer now only seems to work on the high heat/hot setting. On the other two settings, I can feel heat, but the clothes aren't drying. Please help!!

We have a Kenmore heavy duty soft heat gas clothes dryer. It is many years old. Regardless of the setting, I feel heat, but the clothes aren't drying. The exception is that now it seems to work only on the high heat/hot setting. Can you tell me where the serial and/or model number is located? Thanks very much. - Patty

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Make sure u have seleced the high heat setting..The fact that it is heating more or less indicates that the element is o/k.
Check and clean any filter(s) that u can see,it is more likely to be a thermostat problem than anything else. and there are at least 2 of them, also check line voltage is correct.
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You really need a volt / ohm meter to check for Continuity & Volts Its well worth the investment... $15.00 bucks give or take a few I would check to see if you have 220v to back of dryer where the cord mounts to dryer, If dryer is getting only 1 leg 110 volts instead of the 220 will it not heat. Check themostates & heater for Continuity... Most models, Now have a.. Hi-limit fuses that need to be checked for Continuity

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You didn't mention if the motor runs or if it heats. If it does both of these, you'll need a new belt.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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I would check your vent if I were you disconnect the vent and run the dryer to see if it works better. also clear the vent line. good luck

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REMOVE THE BACK AND CHECK THE HEATER FUSE AND THE HEATING ELEMENT-MIKE

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