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We have a Kenmore HE4 Gas Dryer, model # 110.9586, purchased in 2005. Recently it has stopped producing enough heat to dry a load. It takes about 3 hours on timed dry setting high to even come close to drying a normal sized load. We have cleaned the exhaust vent, scrubbed the dryer screen and vaccumed inside the cavity of the screen and back. It's gas supply valve is open and working fine. I can even hear what I think is the gas ignition after a small amount of time when it's in start-up. I see steam outside of the house where it is vented, but it doesn't seem to be the normal amount.

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  • kate9 Feb 08, 2010

    The 110V wall receptical is providing the correct voltage. Would the drum rotate if the motor was not rotating properly? FYI - The drum is rotating as normal. Timer does count down correctly for whatever setting is used. Can you tell me where the pressure switch is located, and if you have a part number for this specific model? Thx.

  • kate9 Feb 16, 2010

    It was not the thermal fuse, and the location for finding that fuse was incorrect for this model.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the lid switch is fine. Check the connector voltage which should be 110V. Also check that nothing is jamming the motor to hinder it to rotate. If still the issue persists, then it means that the pressure switch or timer has gone bad. Replace whichever is required.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Feb 08, 2010

    Hi




    Thanks for your reply. From what you have described the issue seems to be with the Thermal fuse which is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

    Thanks

    Rylee

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