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Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

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The dryer isn't getting hot


Here's a good troubleshooting article on them:
http://www.ehow.com/way_5389575_troubleshooting-kenmore-series-dryer.html

Keep in mind, it is an older dryer, but that series is known for being really good. If the article doesn't check out, I would suggest calling in a technician as it's possible something got damaged in the move/

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Does Not Shut Off


1st go the the house breaker (dbl breaker) for the dryer and shut it off and turn it back on, your dryer runs on 220 volts of power but if the breaker is partially tripped it may be only running on 110 volts which is only enough power to turn the lights on and to turn the drum the element needs 220 volts to turn on. If it still doesn't heat after resetting the breaker then you may need a heating element or thermostat. The dryer isn't shutting off because it isn't detecting the clothes are getting dry so once you fix your heating problem the dryer should start shutting off on its own again.

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I changed the fuse and the dryer was hot at first but isn't getting hot again. What else can I do?


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

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My hot point dryer won't start. the turn knob isn't clicking anymore and won't wind up.


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Dryer will get hot but will not dry clothes


If the dryer gets hot, but not drying the clothes my first question would be if the drum is turning or not. If not then I would check the belt and make sure it isn't busted. Then I would check to make sure that your exhause hose is not clogged up. If so clean out.

But if that isn't the problem then I would check the blower assembly.

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Clothes are real hot to the touch


sounds like you have a venting problem,, check for clogs or blockage in the vent pipe,, and also at the exit from the house to be sure the vent cover flows freely and isn't smashed down. check inside this vent to be sure the flap inside of it moves freely and isn't stuck,, Normally when clothes get hot to the touch its caused by the clothes heating up to dry and the moisture isn't allowed to be vented out

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Dryer shuts down sometimes , sometimes gets too hot then shuts down until it cools


First thing you will want to check is the lint screen, if the lint screen is clean, check the venting system. Unhook the 4" hose behind the dryer and look into it to make sure it isn't plugged up with lint. Also, check the rest of the vent all the way to the outside of the house . If the vent is stopped up it will overheat the dryer and cause other problems down the line.

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My dryer isn`t get hot. What should i do? kenmore-400. I live in Pembroke Pines. Florida


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101








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Dryer shuts off when it gets hot but restarts


1.Remove your exhaust duck on the back of the dryer and clean it.
2.Make sure your exhaust going to the outside vent isn,t clog.
3.Check thermostat.

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