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Very long drying time

Kenmore 700 series gas dryer. Flame will come on for 5 to 9 seconds then stops. About a minute later it will come on again for 5-9 seconds. A normal load can take up to 2 hours to dry.

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  • kcbythesea Jul 21, 2008

    V-E-R-Y L-O-N-G drying. Normal load takes 3-1/2 hrs. There's no blockage lint blockage in machine or exit hose.

  • Moebius Jan 05, 2009

    Took a $20 shot it was the Flame Sensor, but replacing it didn't change a thing. I'm thinking it must be one of the two thermostats. The internal bias thermostat (next to the fuse) is on backorder from Sears and $24 plus $13 shipping, the other (on the burner tube) is available at $16 at a nearby Sears Parts Direct Store.

    Anyone know how to check the functioning of these?

    Anyone know if something else is broke?

  • jimmyraff Feb 01, 2009

    i have a dryer doin the same. I took the whole vent system out and cleaned temp fixed.

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