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Gas dryer I just installed a Kenmore dryer that is about 15 years old. My problem is the heat only stays on for about 20 seconds then after 2 minutes it comes back on for 20 seconds and so on. What could my problem be?

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    I have the exact same problem. What part do you think I should change first?





    thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    dryer stays on for about 15 seconds then turns off.

  • jerryjj Oct 05, 2008

    Same problem here with maytag MDG16CSBWW - vent clean - new T - stat hi limit , new Flame sensor , new Gas valve with coils - and still the same problem ---- any ideas ? please help.



    Jerry

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The problem you describe sounds like an airflow problem. Make sure the vent is clear and if you have a plastic vent hose make sure it is not kinked.
If the vent is blowing freely then it may be a thermostat cutting out to quickly.
Post back and let me know what you find or if you have any questions.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Nov 21, 2007

    Also, you would need to check the flame sensor if the vent is free.

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Nov 24, 2007

    Just wanting to follow up on your dryer and see if you need further assistance.

    Thanks/Mike

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