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Always starts and heats, but cosistently turns cool before clothes are dry. Excellent airflow at the outside vent. If allowed to set for 10 minutes, it will start up with heat, then cool down at the same point in the cycle again. Thermostat ?

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  • the first thing i would check is the airflow. make sure the vent behind the machine is a smooth rigid 4" duct and not the flexible type. 
  • clean out the exhaust pipe and inside wall or wherever the air flows. the reason why the element is not staying on is because the heat is building up too fast without the proper draw of airflow thru the machine. 
  • the blower blows air out of the back of the machine creating a vacuum inside the drum where the clothes are and pulling air across the heating element. if the air is blocked behind the machine or anywhere else then the draw of air is reduced or block completely.
  • this will cause a rapid buildup of heat and the thermostat(s) will turn off the element after a few seconds, just like what you are experiencing.
if you already checked this and don't think this is the problem, let me know i will help you figure it out.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: i run the gas dryer,i smell gas...turn off dryer,no smell.....

mostly that after burn,,check vent and vent exhaust reall good,,exhaust coming back in home..

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Hi Tony, The next thing I would checnge would be the coils on top the gas valve. The tend to not open after the get hot. This is a very common problem with the newer gas dryers. I hope this helps you. Let me know if I can help you further.


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also check the exhaust outside of the house, i had birds nest in mine

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First verify that you dryer is actually starting, (I know... you're thinking, duh!) but simple things first. Let the dryer run on high heat for about 2 minutes and open the door. See if there's actually heat coming out of the door. If there is, that's a good sign. Did the drum seem to be tumbling? if yes, this also is a good sign.

Next turn the dryer to fluff/no heat and turn it on. Go outside and check the dryer vent (if possible) and see if there is a reasonable amount of airflow coming out. Most likely it will be weak (since your cloths aren't drying.) Now that you have checked that, go inside, disconnect the dryer hose on the back of the dryer. Compare the airflow from the outside vent. If it is considerably stronger than outside, your ducting needs cleaned. If it is about the same and still weak, something is blocking airflow in your dryer.

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2. your blower wheel is broken.

for problem 1. pull the dryer out and take the vent off. Start the dryer and feel the amount of airflow coming out. If you have none then go to problem 2. If airflow is good take a look in your vent going outside. Somewhere between that vent and outside you have a blockage. Clear it out or replace it if needed.

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