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Model (41793042201) Heat in dryer is shutting off (does not stay hot) and clothes are not getting dry.

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If heater comes on and then goes off after a while, it is most likely a problem with the exhaust. If not enough air is moved, the element will over heat and go out on it limit, thus protecting it from burning out the element or burning clothes.
Check out the duct to see if it's clogged. I've used a shop vac to blow out ducts and it seem to work ok. Just be sure not to blow the flex duct off the boot.

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My kenmore gas dryer works for 5 minutes then control panel flashs and won't heat th cloths


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Gas Dryer no heat: or shuts down soon after heating CHECK:

Thermal Fuse
If the air flow in the dryer is restricted, the temperature in the heating chamber can get hot enough to blow the thermal fuse. If the fuse blows, it cuts power to the coils that control the gas valve. The fuse is usually mounted to the exhaust duct just inside the back panel. You can check its continuity with an ohmmeter. If, after disconnecting the fuse, you get any reading other than 0 when you touch the leads of the meter to its terminals, it has blown. There's no way to restore it -- you'll have to install a replacement.

Igniter and Gas Valve Coils
TEST with a multi meter: The igniter is an electric conductor that works like the element in an electric heater, glowing hot enough to ignite gas when you turn on the dryer. This conductor can burn out, and when it does, it may glow, but it won't get hot enough to ignite the gas. At times it may give a reading of continuity yet fail mechanically and not get hot enough to ignite flame though it gets hot and glows and even may show Ohms or continuity ( close circuit) ?

Occasionally, the Gas safety valve and the electric coils that control the gas valve are defective -- they can wear out when the dryer gets old. When this happens, the igniter glows, but gas never enters the heating chamber or does not stay consistant.
Performing a continuity test on either part will help you determine whether or not you need to replace it. But the coils should also be tested for amount of resistance as well as Ohms. As they may be showing ohms yet not putting out enough resistance to keep proper gas pressure flowing. Most coils should show at least 1300 ohms ( GIVE OR TAKE 150 OHMS). Anything significantly less Thus u get an ignition but then it soon goes back out. The flame does not stay lit.

Air Flow and Heat
The motor that drives the tumbler also drives a fan that circulates air through the heating chamber and the tumbler and expels it through the vent. If the air can't circulate, perhaps because of lint blockage, the heating chamber overheats, which prompts the cycling thermostat to turn off the gas. The thermostat resets when the chamber cools, but the chamber heats up quickly and the thermostat again shuts off the gas. The result is that the temperature in the tumbler doesn't stay hot, and your clothes take longer to dry, if they get dry at all.

Warning
There's a big difference between a dryer that doesn't heat up at all and one that just doesn't get hot enough to dry your clothes. In the first instance, the problem is usually a defective part, and things should be back to normal after you replace it. In the second instance, the problem is caused by restricted air flow, and you need to clear the lint filter and vents and take steps to prevent lint build-up. If you don't, you'll use more energy for drying than you need and the dryer may continue to malfunction. Worse, you may have a dryer fire.

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Dryer model Roper RED4340SQ1 rmy heater don't stay hot all the time during a drying cycle is it normal or i need to change it


You may want to do a thorough tuneup on your dryer. I worked on a couple and wrote a pictorial on it. ROPER DRYER TUNE-UP
My Home movie of a Roper dryer with a heat problem:


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Dryer stops before clothes are dry...have to wait a few minutes before it will start again but only stays running for a short time.


if the dryer is running and then the motor stops when it gets hot it sounds like you have a bad motor.when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line?also i need the model number,on some kenmore dryers they have even heat that can cause this to happen if it's in your machine the timer will count down faster than normal and shut down ,or you could have a bad thermister so send the model number and i can check it out for you.

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Shuts off during autodry cycle. stays on during timed cycle but clothes are wrinkled ans too hot at end of cycle.


if it works on auto but not on time you have a bad timer,it's not counting down,it's better to use auto anyway,when the clothes dry the dryer shuts off on it's own,this way your not using extra electricity,if your clothes dry in 30 minutes and it's on 60 minutes it will still run after the clothes are dry on auto it doesn't.if you open the door and look around the opening you'll see a tag with the model number,your missing a couple of letters on the model number.

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Slow to dry


Hi!!

Have you cleaned the filter and the exhaust duct??

Lint plugs therm up, the heat sensor shuts off heating element thinking it is hot enough. Result: Clothes not getting dry.

Unplug duct and clean it, also clean the exahust passage of dryer. (where duct hooks to dryer)

Click below if this was helpful, Good luck.

Mar 28, 2010 | Dryers

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Dryer shuts off before the finish of the cycle. Clothes are not all the way dry.


If the dryer is on a timed-cycle dry, and the heat is too low and/or the air supply is restricted, the machine will shut off before everything is dry. If running on auto-sense dry, the exit air temperature sensor is shutting the machine off too soon or the air passing through the clothes is restricted somewhere and therefore getting too hot which shuts the machine off too soon. The primary suspect for air flow restriction is lint accumulation in the vents and/or the lint trap is plugged with fabric softener deposits--wash it in detergent and hot water. Hope this helps.

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Maytag dryer runs and tumbles but will not heat up to dry clothes. model # LDG7500AAW, serial # A3351803. it does have flame but will not stay hot. Is this a thermostat problem?


I would suspect a faulty high limit thermostat is causing this problem. It is usually a small round, black device mounted on a small plate and attached to the internal ductwork with two screws. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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Model FDE336RES1. Is drying very hot only. Even


sounds like your hi-limit switch (contacts welded themselves)if its as hot as you say it is and wont shut off heat.or the clothes setting temp sensor is faulty

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FRIDGIDAIRE GAS DRYER MODEL # GLGR642AS2 IS NOT DRYING CLOTHES BUT GAS IS IGNITING. THANK YOU. DON


Hi Don,
So let me get this straight, you are getting heat from the gas burner and the drum rotates but your clothes remain wet? You can check a few basic things to identify where the problem lies.. First off, have you checked the lint trap and cleaned it? Secondly, have you checked your vent system ( meaning : are you sure it is not clogged anywhere in the duct or at the end where it exits outside? If that's OK.. when your system is drying clothes.. do you get hot air flow at the end of that duct? If not, your blower may not be working ..You need to move that hot air out of the tub for the system to dry. Heat, Motion to move clothes, air flow from the blower and an unimpeded path via the vent duct to outside.. Hope one of these things to check gets you going. Regards...

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