Kenmore Gas Dryer-70 Series is condensating and doesn't heat up
The dryer has to run several times before the clothes are even slightly dried and we found that water was condensating and pooling up underneath the dryer (and leaking out from underneath it). We had the vent to the outside of the house professionally cleaned and the problem persists. What else could be the problem?
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Re: Kenmore Gas Dryer-70 Series is condensating and...
Reck vent starting behind dryer then to outside try drying a load with vent disconnected may get warm but will prove or disprove vent problem..water is from clothes and is recondenseing because there is no escape to outside
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Check the vent hose for kinks . Also check the exhaust at the outside to make sure it has good air flow to the outside . A dryer either heats or not . Due to it heats , the only possible problem is vent hose blockage .
I'm not familiar with your dryer model but general advice regarding dryers with the problem that you have described would be to ensure that any filter on the outlet is clean, whether it be a condenser or traditional external vent.
Ensure, if it is vented rather than condensing (only connected to a drain) that the vent tube has clear access to expel the damp air circulated during the drying process.
If the wash load is heating to a substantial temperature in the dryer, it isn't the element causing the problem.
The most likely cause is a bad ignitor part number 279311. It has to glow to open the valve and ignite the gas. You should hear a loud click when you first start the dryer. That tells us there is voltage to the gas valve.
You probably have an open thermal fuse, the dryer will run in some cases and not heat, Just moving air across you clothes will dry them however it takes forever.
If you are electrical or mechanical replace the thermal fuse yourself if not call someone you trust, you can purchase thermal fuses on line from Sears.com just do a parts search for you specific dryer.
i have a kenmore series 70's gas dryer that will not heat up when it is turned on and i am now smelling gas when i do try to dry my clothing. it was working yesterday but now this is happening? please help.