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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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An expensive fix? Time to buy a new dryer?


Depends on what the problem is.
Is it electric or gas?
Is it getting power to the control panel? Check circuit breaker.
Does it start after cooling down? Clogged vent hose.
Is the start switch or door closed switch damaged?
Can you turn the drum by hand? If not bearings, glide pad or motor.
With the controls set to run, turn the drum while depressing the door closed button and see if starts. Start capacitor bad.
Thermal switch bad? Check with ohm meter.

Normally in the middle of a cycle I would pick Clogged vent or circuit breaker. Both cheap do it yourself repairs.

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I would check the the vent hose first. It might be clogged with lint or stopped up some other way or even crimped where the air won't flow. Turn on the dryer and go outside and be sure there is a good flow of air coming out of the vent. If there's not much air flow dis connect the hose and clean it out

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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 outthis electric no heat tip...

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2 years parts and 1 year labor. Warranty work usually requires a sales receipt.

The only way that the belt would affect the dry time is if it is very loose.

First look for a clog anywhere from the filter to the dryer vent cap outside. The dryer vent hose should be clean (very little lint present). Any obstruction like a kink in flexible vent line (which shouldn't be used) will slow things down.

If it's none of these things, the thermostat or gas valve may be bad.

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Our dryer has no heat. The drum turns and we checked the vents. All clean. Also we checked the fuse. Is there a heating device? It's 5 years old. Thanks Cathy


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...

heatman101

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Whirlpool duet electronic gas dryer noy heating up


You need to excess the back and unplug and put vacum hose through vent hose to dryer and use a wet/vac it has to be clogged.Is the dryer lighting up,you also may want to get a applance tech. thats gas certifed.to check it out

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Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes 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 different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101


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I have LG DLE2101W just installed yesterday. It


I found your manual and learned yours is a GAS dryer... the FIRST check is to be SURE the gas valve to your dryer is OPEN.

There is a Troubleshooting section, but NOTHING about no heat?

Know that LOW gas pressure CAN be a issue too!

I did find this:

"If the dryer no longer heats then the heating element may have failed, but it is not the most common cause. The most common cause for a dryer to stop heating is a blown thermal fuse."

The SECOND Link will be VERY helpful...

More help?
Cause 1 Thermal Fuse
Cause 2 Gas Valve Solenoid
Cause 3 Igniter

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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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Hi I am trying to clean my drain unsder my washer. I do not know how to pull the cover off.?? It appears I need special alan wrenchs for two little screws..?? any ideas??


Though the idea of repairing a clothes dryer can be pretty intimidating, the truth is that some types of repairs are surprisingly easy. Yes, dryers appear to be built like huge, impervious metal boxes, but they are typically pretty easy to open and relatively simple to fix.


As shown at How Clothes Dryers Works, a clothes dryer has a motor that turns a big drum containing the clothes, a heat source for blowing warm air into the drum to dry the clothes, and controls for operating the motor and heat source.
Some dryers have an electric element to do the heating while others utilize a gas flame; the latter must be vented.
Clothes dryer problems generally occur because the heat source doesn't heat properly or the motor fails to turn the drum.
If a gas dryer doesn't dry properly, the first thing to check is the pilot light or igniter--it may not be lighting the burner. The second thing to check is the dryer's vent-if it is clogged with lint, the heating system won't work properly.

Pay attention to basic safety measures when working on a dryer. Always unplug the dryer, and turn off the gas supply to a gas dryer at the appliance shutoff valve.
As with most appliances, maintenance will keep your dryer purring. Clean the lint trap after every load, and clean the vent system once a year.

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