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Clean vent 1st. Electric? Gas? More information is needed for sure. Does it come on and light up (assuming gas) then never light up again? or....are you running it thru like 3 cycles to get them dry? You say it stops heating......how long until it starts again....i assume that if you turned it on the next day that it would heat up right? (at leat initially) Can you see the heating element(or ignitor and flame)?

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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I suspect you have a blocked air vent. A blocked vent will definitely extend your drying time. You may even find yourself having to run a load twice to get it fully dried. One way to confirm this is to disconnect the vent hose from the back of your dryer and dry one load with the machine venting directly into your laundry room. If that load dries quickly then you know the problem is a blocked vent. Most vents get blocked by lint near their exit to the outside. There's usually a screen at this location to prevent small animals from crawling into your house. Often this screen gets clogged with lint. Most vents are designed to allow removal and cleaning of this screen from the outside.

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

milten1
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SOURCE: my kenmore 70 series dryer will not heat upa nd

bad ignitor
or bad solonoids on your gas vale
check your lint filter
and exhaust outside to be clear of cloggs with good airflow while running

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer heats up but doesn't dry clothes...

Sounds like you have a heating element out. Sears website can help you.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer has to be ran 2 to 3 times to completely dry clothes.

If your dryer is heating, but you are experiencing longer dry times and poor drying efficiency, the following link can give you some items to check before you assume there is a malfunction with your dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

The number one cause of dryer heat related problems is poor exhaust ventilation. If not vented properly, a dryer will not dry efficiently, will take longer than required to dry, and will cause the heating circuits to overheat to the point of failure. The dryer will actually seem hotter as the heating circuits begin to overheat. This is also the source of many fire hazards if not resolved. Read through the link provided and review some of the potential causes.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. Please include your MODEL NUMBER (if it is different from the one you listed this question under), so I can determine how your dryer is configured. I hope you find this information is helpful.

NOTE: If you thoroughly check everything and still have problems let me know. The problem could be related to a thermostat beginning to fail.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

ftw1952
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SOURCE: dryer is not heating up to dry clothes

The spark ignitor maybe at fault. Listen for the clicking noise upon starting it up the first 30 seconds it runs. If not heard it is in need of a replacement

Posted on May 01, 2010

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