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Kenmore 110.72512101 gas dryer

My dryer heats up but won't maintain heat throughout the cycle. I have cleaned the lint out of all outlets. ???

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  • cadgeek Jan 02, 2008

    I have cleaned the dryer lint outlets and also the outlets leaving the house

  • cadgeek Jan 02, 2008

    the burner takes about 30 seconds to light and i have heat for about 5 to seven minutes and then no heat after that



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Are you getting little or no lint on the lint screen? Are the clothes coming out nearly as wet as they went in, but feel warm? If so, you probably have a blockage somewhere in the vent/duct. Don't just check the back of the dryer, but also check the duct thru the wall and the point where it exits the house (exterior wall or roof). Many times birds will nest in the exterior vents or if they have a screen to keep the birds out it may become clogged with lint. If you have a window nearby try drying a load with the vent hose disconnected from the wall and hang it out the window (you COULD vent it into the house, but you may end up with lint everywhere and a lot of moisture in your house).

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  • Ken-Mo Jan 02, 2008

    Since you say the vent has been thoroughly cleaned then you could have any number of culprits. Most likely either an operating thermostat or (since it says yours is a gas dryer) a weak ignitor. Hard to say without being able to listen to the burner cycle on/off, visually checking the ignitor, and checking the exhaust temperature. Does it make any difference if you use the "timed" cycle? Does the burner seem to take a long time to light or shut off and then never come back on?



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