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I have the Kenmore Elite HE4 Smart heat Quiet Pak9 model 110.C85862400 and my problem is that it takes 90 minutes to dry a set of flannel twin size sheets and 2 hours to dry about 8 towels, heat works, cut out works, vent clean and newly installed as requested by a Sears repairman, washer is supposedly working and spinning clothes dry. Sears repairman was in yesterday and said everything is fine and it is suppose to take that long to dry. Not sure what my next step should be... I bought energy efficient because it was suppose to dry things in 30 minutes or around that time any suggestions would be greatly appreciate as a different sears repairman is coming in next week... 10th one in 3 years.

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Poor drying problems with dryers generally are attributed to clogged ducting. You have probably heard this before, but the first (and least expensive) fix for any dryer with long dry times is to check the air movement. As well know, dryers require good air flow to ensure proper drying. Now, when you said the air movement is strong, were you checking it at the air vent exhaust outside, or were you checking on the back of the dryer? An easy way to tell if there's a clog in the ducting, or a clog in the dryer is to run one load with the dryer vent disconnected from the back of the machine. Only run one load like this. Not a good idea to blow hot moist air into an enclosed area of your home over a period of time because it can cause mildew problems. If the dryer blows freely and your clothes dry faster, you know you need to check the ducting from where it connects to the wall to where it ends at the exhaust vent. Often it is not enough to just clean the lint trap and the outside vent. You need to check what's in between them as well. Mice and birds are notorious for building nests in dryer vents and clogging them up. Now...if the dryer is blowing poorly at the exhaust port on the back of the dryer, you will need to remove the door kick panel under the door and remove the vent duct housing to get to the blower fan. Make sure you unplug the dryer before attempting this. There are live voltages present even with the dryer turned off. Lint can get trapped in vent housing and restrict the movement of the fan, which, in turn, will cause poor air movement and longer dry times. Last of all, take a temperature reading at the exhaust port on the back of the dryer. A good temperature reading is roughly 140 degrees F. If the temperature is too low, you may have an operating thermostat or high limit thermostat malfunctioning. Check your vent ducting, first and let me know if you need further assistance. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 04, 2007

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the most common problem 90% of service call blocked vent dirty or crushed behind in wall also may have blockage if not a thermo stat is bad

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SOURCE: No heat...replaced vent hose...still no

Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You need a thermal fuse, very simple and affordable to replace. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim. And please don't forget to give me your rating for my help.

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Wrong valve or defective unit

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