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Dryer takes long to dry cleaned vent hear burner go on but not for long thi is a gas dryer kenmore 70 series

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Coils ($30) or High limit thermostat ($40) need to be replaced. Try the coils first. Shut off the power, can’t get it wrong.

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To know if the vent is for sure cleaned unhook the dryer and start in timed cyc using high heat and see how long it runs does it run longer than when hooked up to vent if so vent is still restricted if not then the blower housing/lint screen is also plugged

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Hello I have a Kenmore gas dryer model# 1107282210 and the dyer seems to give off a little heat but then I it will stop giving of heat and the clothes will take very long time to dry. Now I cleaned the...


HI, Check the following to address this issue further.


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task. The blower housing should be disassembled, and cleaned in this case.

2. Thermostat(Secondary Cause)- Highly unlikely in your case, but possible
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

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Ensure, if it is vented rather than condensing (only connected to a drain) that the vent tube has clear access to expel the damp air circulated during the drying process.

If the wash load is heating to a substantial temperature in the dryer, it isn't the element causing the problem.

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