kenmore dryer-not enough heat


Old 10-25-04, 08:47 PM
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kenmore dryer-not enough heat

I have an older Kenmore dryer that does not seem to produce enough heat. Will dry very small or light loads otherwise must dry each load twice. Changed element and cleaned all venting, still the same. All else seems ok.Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-26-04, 04:11 AM
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Hello Karen and Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site and the Electric Appliances Forum Topic.

Although you cleaned the venting, did you remove the venting system from the dryer completely and than dryer another load? Doing that is a test. If nothing changes the problem is the machine.

If the dryer works properly without any vent attached to it, the venting system is the problem, even if you cleaned it. May be the exhaust hoods inner flapper door is not fully opened, stuck partially closed or not opening fully, etc.

Could be the arrangement of the venting system. Describe it in details. How long, any upwards inclines, how many elbows, etc. Could be the venting system design, length, bends, kinks or the machine is pushed up against it causing a restriction, etc. Describe it.

Also read the other already exisiting questions on dryers with drying problems. Those questions have already been asked and contain all the possible solutions to fix dryers that have the same problem yours does.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance part stores and parts dealers are listed in the phone book.

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