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Kenmore model# 96281100 elect. dryer

Dryer heating element glows red while I'm trying to explain to wife that nothing is wrong with the dryer. Then, as soon as I turn my back or leave, it goes out, and wife swears dryer is still not fixed because clothes are still wet. Everything else works fine. Help!! Jimbo331

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  • jimbo331 Sep 16, 2007

    Dryer is in a basement with no venting what so ever, so clogged or "pinched" venting cannot be the issue here.

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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

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