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Dryer does not heat up

Hi,
all the sudden, in the -20 degree temps we enjoy here in MN, our dryer is not producing hot air. It turns on just fine, all teh electronics work - the display, etc. But no heat. It is a gas dryer. Thats all I know - here are the details:

Kenmore Elite - at least 5 years old, was here when we moved in
model # 11072062100

This dryer has run daily at least once for the past 5 years - 4 kids.
Any ideas?
Thanks!
LMP

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Sounds like you might have the gas coils going bad. Not that expensive for repair, and parts arent that much either. Worse case would be a control board has went bad, but not likely. Gas coil part number is : 694539, and 694540. Also, you may want to check to see if the ignitor is glowing, that part # is 279311. Good luck and let me know if that doesnt help you.

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Heating Element
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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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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
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Cycling Thermostat
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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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Heating Element
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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
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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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Cycling Thermostat
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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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