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Kenmore gas dryer runs but not heating

My 13 year old gas dryer stopped heating today. The drum still turns, though. I checked the vent to see if it was clogged but it wasn't. Is it just old and needs replacing or is it fixable?

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Try replacing the valve coils first, then the valve if the prior doesn't work. If there is a buzzing noise, I believe it's more likely the valve. I'm replacing both on mine to be sure.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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