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My Kenmore dryer does not get hot enough to dry a load

I have a Kenmore electric dryer model number 110-62702100. It will not dry a full load without restarting the timer at least once. It does not seem to have enough heat though it does have some. My guess is the thermostat or a heat coil. I am completely comfortable doing anything mechanical or electrical but I have never worked on a dryer so I am a little unsure where to start.

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If your dryer IS still heating, but your clothes still won't dry, you may want to check the dryer interior cabinet and/or the entire exhaust duct run to ensure you have no kinks or clogs anywhere. The following link explains many of the problems that can cause poor drying efficiency and longer dry times:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

Before assuming you have a problem with the appliance, check your installation to ensure you are providing the dryer with proper exhaust and air flow. A dryer in a clogged state or having improper air flow will not dry efficiently and will cause the heating circuits to actually overheat. Eventually, this can lead to component failures and is the source of fire hazards.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the door opening) and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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