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Sometimes the dryer heats up and other times not

We have a kenmore and sometimes the dryer heats up and other times it doesn't, it will just air dry then. we have already checked the gas and it is on and all vents cleaned out.

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You need a service teck in to do repairs on the gas valve,or thermostat.

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