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I have a kenmore gas dryer model 110.74894401. When the start button is pressed it sometimes makes a clicking sound and the dryer does not start. However, when the dryer does start it tumbles for 15-20 min then stops. The dryers seems to be getting hot, but its not staying on long enough to dry the clothes.

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How old is the dryer?sounds like the motor is bad.i see this when the owner doesn't clean out the dryer,it's not that hard to change out the motor,if it's in good shape and not to old go for it but you gotta clean the dryer out,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if you have a shop vac blow off all the lint on the motor and out of the heating box or tube and vac out all the lint and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of the dryer,go outside and make sure the outside vent is clear and then from the back of the dryer blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,i've seen bird nests blow out of the vent lines,you could have a fire in the dryer or the dryer will run hot and damage parts and your clothes will take a long time to dry.all a dryer does is move air,if it can't your gonna have problems,let me know what you find and how you make out,if i can help you with anything else let me know

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 29, 2010

    the part number for your motor is 279787,the sears sit says 133 bucks but another site says 188 bucks,like i said it's pretty easy to do,if you do it and need a hand let me know

  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 29, 2010

    also it's a good idea to check with a meter if power is going to the motor when the motor stalls out just to make sure but it sounds like it's the motor to me.alot of times when the motor is bad it will make a loud noise when you start it but you say it's a clicking sound so just to be safe make sure you have power to the motor to make sure


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