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Kenmore dryer won't heat on low temp

My dryer works fine on higher temperatures but when set on delicate there doesn't seem to be any heat. It used to work on that setting but now I get the same heat from the air setting ... none!

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Re: Kenmore dryer won't heat on low temp

Hi , the high temperature causes the heat sensor does not work properly , in delicate setting are having heat , the heat sensor are busted or open elements was not heating .

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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