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Dryer not heating, just worked but 10 mins later isnt hot

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Most likely a bad thermostat shutting you down refer it to a qualified repairman as these are temperature critical and if you put in the wrong pair it can start a fire

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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I have a kenmore 90 series Model number 100.66904692 s/n MH4501730 Dryer runs for maybe 10 to 15 minutes then shuts off. When you push the start button you can hear a clicking sound. After it sets f


YES NOT UR THERMAL FUSE.
BUT MAYBE AN OVERHEATING ISSUE

DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

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Dryer runs then stops after short periods (5-10 mins)


THere maybe a thermal limit sensor gone bad. Keeps the dryer from over-heating. Located behind rear panel on most and mounted on the heat tube. Verify with volt/ohm meter if possible

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No heat when dryer working


replace the thromostats at the rear of machine cost about £18.00 takes about 10 mins. PS after you have done this dont open the drier door before its finished ats hot cycle it is the sudden drop in temp that blos the thermostats,

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I agree with you that the possible culprit is the thermal cut off sensor. The extreme heating could be caused by a malfunctioning thermostat or heating element.

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