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My estate gas dryer has intermitent heat. sometimes its hot the next cycle is cool.I cleaned the vent out thourghly.every thing else looks good.what should i check.thanks

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Hello. I can help you. Your igniter is on its last legs.

Modern gas dryers use an electric igniter to ignite the gas from the gas valve. When it's working properly, the igniter glows bright orange. When it burns out, the dryer tumbles but there's no heat because the gas can't ignite. When the igniter burns out, you need to replace it. If the igniter is held by a tension bracket, you very well may need to replace the bracket too.

The igniter is inside the dryer housing, near the bottom front, usually in a cone-shaped metal tube (the force cone). It's about 2 inches long. It's mounted to the far end of the burner tube, and it has two wires attached to it--or to the tension bracket, if there is one.

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Heating Element A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Heating Element Assembly A defective heating element assembly can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element assembly to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Air Flow Problem Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.
Cycling Thermostat Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.

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I have and electric estate dryer. The drum is turning but the clothes are't getting dried in the automatic cycle or timed cycle


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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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My Kenmore dryer seems to have a mind of it's own on heating. Sometimes it heats very hot, sometimes little heat at all. It does not seem to matter what setting it is on, low, med, or high. Nor does it...


when was the last time you cleaned it out,try running it with the vent line removed,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,if you have a shop vac put it on blow and blow off the motor and clean out the vent line and the outside vent,if the vent line is long i use a leaf blower to clean out the vent line,also is it gas or electric?next time send model number?if it's gas you could have bad gas coils,when they heat up they fail,clothes are warm at end of cycle.run the dryer for 15 to 30 minutes and check to see if the flame is still lighting if not bad gas coils.hope this helps

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As the clothes gently toss about inside the drum, a temperature control thermostatic disk regulates the heat. It is set for 160f for cotton and it mounts on the blower housing. As air is drawn into the drum and out the backside of the dryer the heat is regulated by this control. It sends 120 volts to the gas assembly. Right next to it is a fuse. The duct fuse is set to blow at 250f. Should that control fail to open and allow for heat to build to abnormally high temps. Note: the fuse will kill the heat source only on most dryer, the dryer will however continue to run. Lint and vent blockage can restrict the airflow and make the heat inside build to dangerous levels.The control thermostat powers up the heat for a minute then shuts down for a few minutes, then repeats this all throughout the drying process, the gas does not stay on! That would burn the clothes. If both of those items check ok and the dryer vent and lint has been cleaned, I next take a look at the gas assembly. I check the flame sensor first. If the flame sensor is open the ignitor will not glow. If that turns out to be good I next check the ignitor itself for continuity. If it turns out to be good I replace the coils. Those coils cannot be checked because they do not act up until energized. Sometimes the coils will work, get hot and fail, cool down and work again. I have some repair photos: HERE

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Remove all air restrictions and clean out the lint chute. I am supposing you have already done so. Since it does heat a little I am thinking the ignitor flame sensor and fuse are all good. So that leaves these operating coils.7942d84.jpg With a little age they get iffy. Feel the coils if one of them is very hot that is the bad one. In rare cases this flame detectoref9f9ec.jpg will work and then take fifty forevers to work again. The bi-metal gets brittle and takes longer than the norm to cool down and close for ignitor operation.
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the ignitor hogs all the juice and gets screaming hot till the flame detect opens and kills power to the ignitor. This frees up juice for those pesky inter-mittant coils to energize. Any of the above componets are wank and she don't dry right.ffc3f7f.jpg

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Jul 27, 2009 | Dryers

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Make sure the hot air vent to the outside is clean and has no more than two 90 deg bends in it.
If the vent tubing is restricted, the system will shut off the heat source to prevent a fire.
Make sure you take it apart and thuroughly clean it.
Good luck.
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My Kenmore series 80 dryer quit heating. It was intermitent for a few days then quit. I checked the inspection window and didn't see any light. The gas it on and it seems like there is a "click" after I...


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