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We have an older model, kenmore 70. Our vent that goes up to the roof got clogged up.. So somehow the heating element turned itself off. I dont know if it is designed to do that so that it doesnt start a fire. Now we have vent cleared out, but dryer only blows cool air, the heating element does not come on...Is there some type of fuse, or something like that that has just tripped and can be easily replaced, or do u think it is done for???

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You need to test your element with an ohmeter. If its good , check your thermal fuse. If thermal fuse is open , replace thermal fuse and hi-temp thermostat

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Why dose a eletric kenmore dryer 70 seires the dryer runs about 1minute then turns off


Dryer runs then shuts down wont start up for an hour:
Bad motor windings OR

DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Jun 22, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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Kenmore model# 96281100 elect. dryer


Jimbo, this dryer uses a cyling thermostat to turn the heater on and off. If your vent is pinched or clogged, or the vent to the outside is clogged, you are going to have long dry times and damp clothes. Try doing a load with the vent disconnected from the back of the dryer. If everything turns out ok, then it's a venting issue. Catriver

Sep 14, 2007 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Why dose a electric kenmore dryer 70 seires the dryer runs about 1minute then turns off


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Jun 22, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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The heat goes on temporarily and then shuts off


The most common problem is a clogged vent.

To do this, unplug your dryer and move the dryer out enough so you can get to the dryer duct easily. Most dryer ducting is flexible like a big slinky with a vinyl(older style no longer used) or metal type covering. There are some that are rigid as well.

Remove the duct from the dryer and where it attaches to the wall. Use a shop vac or house vac with attachments and insert through the wall and vacuum as much as you can. I use a shop vac since it has the blowing capability and I can check if air is coming out of the dryer vent located outside after I vacuumed it out. It is good to get confirmation that air is coming out of the vent. Check the dryer where the duct was attached and vacuum anything that is in there. Put everything back in reverse order and give it a whirl.

There are some homes,condos,and apts the have the hidden ducting go up the wall and through the roof. If this is the case, you will need to go on top of the roof and find the vent pipe. This pipe will have some sort of cap on it to let the hot air out but keep other elements out. Since you mentioned the heat goes on for a bit, have someone go on the roof (use caution) and have someone else turn on the dryer. The person on the roof can check the vent pipes with his hand for heat.

Nov 16, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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My Kenmore electric dreyer does not heat? Vent is not clogged and blowing out freely. I have replaced the thermal Fuse, and the Multi temp switch kit and still no heat? The model No. is : 96573220 Kenmore...


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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Oct 26, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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My kenmore 600 gas dryer dont heat up. gas is on electricity its fine it turn on it works fine but just not heats up.


Disconnect the rear vent off the dryer itself and try again. If heat does work the vent tubing is clogged

Oct 06, 2010 | Kenmore 600 6962 Dryer

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Kenmore Series 70 Dryer


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.

May 07, 2009 | Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Kenmore dryer 70 series flame ignites, but goes out after 5 mins


If it's gas, the coil valves get weak and are unable to hold themselves open when hot. First, check the exhaust vent. If it's clogged, it can't remove heat and it will shut off prematurely. Most likely the coil valves though.

Mar 03, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Long drying times model #11062712100


Try this and let me know what happens.
TIP OF THE DAY
To reduce the suction draft and drying time your drier and save some cash, remove the lint catcher and take it to the sink. Run water into it, if there is excessive pooling of the water (water not running straight through) then fabric softener is fouling the lint screen. Use a small brush and dish detergent to clean it and then shake off all the water and dry the screen. Remember this tip on future driers and you will make the dryer blower motor last much longer.

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Feb 07, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Well I just brought a used dryer, its an older model (kenmore) anyway I dryed a couple of load now its not heating what do you think I did worng?


YOU NEED TOO REMOVE THE BACK AND CHECK THE HEATER BOX FUSE AND ELEMENT,ALSO CHECK THE WALL VENT AND DRYER VENT TO MAKE SURE THERE NOT CLOGGED WITH LENT-MIKE

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