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Our Kenmore 80 series gas dryer won't dry clothes. The barrel turns, and the heating element appears to be working, but when the buzzer sounds on the auto dry, the clothes are still very wet. Have checked and cleaned the lint trap with no noticable difference.

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    Kenmore 90 series lint trap in door I bought it used from a used dealership worked fine didn't know there wasnt a lint trap included dried about 3 loads of clothes when I push start it makes a humming noise but doesn't come on I took it apart cleaned all lint and dust rotated motor by hand still not working please help me

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Have you checked the entire run of the exhaust vent ducting? Cleaning the lint trap is not nearly enough to keep a dryer running efficiently.

A simple test you can try is to remove the exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load as you normally would. With the hose removed and the dryer running, the air leaving the exhaust of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees). If the air flow is weak or non-existent, you have a clog INTERNAL to the dryer. You will have to inspect the air blower fan housing and ducting inside the dryer to ensure the blower fan is not obstructed in any way. If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry like they should, you have a clog somewhere in the DUCTING from the point where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. You will need to inspect the exhaust ventilation for any clogs or kinks.

If you can see the heating element glowing, you probably don't have a problem with the heating circuitry. If you haven't checked the dryer ventilation recently, now might be a good time to do so. Leaving a dryer in a clogged, or poorly ventilated condition can cause the dryer heating circuits to over heat to the point of failure. In addition, this can also create a fire hazard.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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  1. Kenmore 80 Series dryers may not run for several reasons. First, make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. You may need to plug a different device into the outlet to check that it is receiving power. If the second device does not run on the power outlet, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Check your fuse box or circuit breaker box and make the change as needed.
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