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My dryer takes forever to dry clothes. A typical load after a high speed washer spin has to be dried 3 times on ''normal'' setting. The gas element only turns on for 5 seconds every minute. Install is correct and propane valves just replaced. The dryer gets warm but not hot. Dryer kenmore elite he4t smart heat quiet pack 9 model#110.95081401

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  • djrthedad1 Jul 19, 2009

    I got my multi meter out and did some tests and what i came up with was
    The thermiser, it had a resistance value of 10 and the tech sheet said it
    Should be 7. Could that be the problem?

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Wrong valve or defective unit

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