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My kenmore dryer will not heat up and timer will not shut off on auto

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`check ur restricted vent, or bad coils, is the vent is restricted the heat would built , but won't exit the machine, the gas valve shuts off, an wont come back on till it cools down then the same thing will happen over an over and that wont let the timmer advance an finish its cycle, take the backvent off an turn ur leaf blower an blow the lint off the duct, new houses with a roof vent specially here in chicago have problems when the lint an ice combine create a big vent problem. if you have a roof vent, u can remove the screen on the vent at the roof, birds will not go in,seeking for heat, because the new dryers dont have a stand by pilot like the old ones, so they don't provide heat 24/7, and when they inuse they blow so much air is impossible for a bird to stand the temp an the speed of the hot air

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