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One month ago, my gas dryer began taking forever to dry the clothes. Upon inspection, I noticed I had a very badly clogged outside vent. I removed the vent and replaced the entire length of vent from the dryer to the exterior of the house (about 15 feet total). The dryer worked great. Then three days ago, the dryer stopped drying completely. I checked the vents, no problem. I called for service and the tech replaced my thermostat. The dryer worked fine for one day. Now I hear a clicking sound every 20 seconds or so and the dryer heats up for about 3 minutes and then gets cold for the remainder of the cycle. The clicking sound continues throughout the cycle (20 or 30 minutes). Could it be a faulty thermostat or is there another problem? Have I created each new problem by the prior steps to correct my troubles?? Was it ever the thermostat in the first place?

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It sounds like it never was the thermostat. Usually when a thermostat goes there is no heat at all, unless it was the cycling t-stat, but unlikely. This sounds like the dryer coils are failing. They tend to fail as they heat up. They are inexpensive and easy to replace.

Here is a video at this will walk you thru the troubleshooting a gas dryer. It may be a different model but the troubleshooting will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available. If you need help disassembling your machine there are videos of this also for most styles.

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