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Not working intermittently

I've cleaned out the vent tube, but the dryer is taking longer and longer to work. Some loads have heat, while most are luke warm at best so they never dry. Could this be a problem with the gas flow, maybe a solenoid? Any help is appreciated!

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  • Kevin Andersen Sep 07, 2007

    I pulled the vent hose off and verified that the air is coming out full force. I also checked and saw the glow from the burner. However, a load that may have started hot quickly turns cold. Any thoughts on whether the timer switch may be causing this? Perhaps it's faulty.

  • Kevin Andersen Sep 11, 2007

    How quick are the cycles supposed to be? I've noticed that the heat fires up for only about 10 seconds. That doesn't seem right!


  • Kevin Andersen Sep 12, 2007

    Thanks for all the help everyone. Unfortunately, under the mounting pressure of a pile of laundry, I had to call in some local experts! I will however report back what they find this evening.

  • Kevin Andersen Sep 12, 2007

    Indeed, it was the gas coils! Thanks for all the advice to everyone!

  • Srsc66 Nov 25, 2007

    My gas dry is experiencing a similar problem. I replaced the thermal
    fuse and it went again. Here's the situation, the dry turns on heats
    up and then cycles off and doesn't recycle again. Any ideas what the
    problem could be?

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    My whirlpool dryer heats up pretty well at the start, but then cools and it takes three or four cycles to dry the clothes, I want to repair the coil but can't get the front panel off or order the part. Already blew all vents out with a vaccum reverse and took off the venting system,

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    The vents where blown out with a vaccum in reverse the venting removed, and the dryer heats for a few minutes then cools, i want to replace the coils but cant get the front panel off

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Kenmore gas dryer 110.76512694 the ignitor lights, burner starts, ignitor starts to cool down, then burner quits and dryer continues to run with out heat unless I restart the cycle.  Which part is faulty?  



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Also check the gas coils on top of the gas valve odds are if the heat comes on for a little while and shutts off the coils are getting hot and falling out let me know if this works

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Most of the time... the gas valves work or dont work... I would try taken off the vent hose all together and check to make sure you have a good blow or flow of air out at the exhast of dryer and to see if you are really getting heat out of it. also if you look close in the back thu the wholes back there you should be able to see if you burner is firing or not

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2007

    Not sure what u mean... it should reach somewhere around 150 temp. and cycle down to about 120 and back again...

    what temp are u reaching and is it cycleing at all?

    if you have a omh meter.. omh out the thermostate and make sure there good

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2007

    The burner should come on tell the exhast is about 150 give or take 10 degress or so... should take ALEAST a few minutes when empty, will stay on much longer with wet clothes in it.



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Check the following to address this issue--

Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

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