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I have a kenmore gas dryer 110.74832400 doesnt heat

I have checked all lint problems, the wires going to cord. The dryer does tumble. The light is on but the gas may or may not come on, and if it does it only comes on when started from the start position. I know if it does come on, it will eventually shut off because my clothes get a little warm but not dry.

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You stated you checked all lints roblems. Just to make sure. Did you remove the lint catcher completely on the inside? If not take that off and clead the lint out of the inside of the duct. Also lint can build up inside the lint duct on the rear of the drier and in the duct going outside of your home.

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SOURCE: dryer heats, tumbles clothes, blows air out exhause vent, but wont dry clothes

what type is this electric or gas? have you removed the exsaust from the wall and ran a load like this? if you have heat and this is an electric dryer it sounds like you have a blockage in your house. if the dryer runs fine without the exsaust attached then that is your problem. let me know

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SOURCE: Gas Dryer drying clothes cold, no heat...

if it heats for a while and then no heat you have bad gas coils,when the coils are on there way out they work until they heat up then they cut out,see if you have heat when the dryer is cold,if it is change out the gas coils

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