Kenmore 70 series dryer runs, never dries!


Old 05-17-05, 07:41 AM
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Question Kenmore 70 series dryer runs, never dries!

Dear Knowledgeable Appliance People:
Help! I have a Kenmore 70 series dryer, model number 110.60722990, about six years old. It will run, and run, and run, and run, and run, with a load of clothes and they never get dry! When you open the door it feels really hot. But, it also feels really wet! Lint is also collecting around the bottom of the door gasket. ??
We kept checking the vent from the dryer to the wall for clogs and sometimes the vent hose had moisture in it. We have replaced the vent hose from the dryer to the wall. We have vacuumed out the lint filter and the vent hose, etc. The dryer vents to the roof and visually inspecting the top of the vent it doesn't appear to have anything clogging it. The mesh screen around the vent on the roof doesn't have any lint on it.
What should we do next? Door gasket?? Heat element? Thermostat? Moisture sensor?
Thanks for anyone who has time to give us some ideas!
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Old 05-17-05, 09:48 AM
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The dryer that never dries

You have checked all the most common stuff. Most complaints about long dryer run times have to do with improper or clogged venting. In your case you say there is no clog on the roof. I would take it one step further and use a blower(if you have one) and let the air blow through the bottom part of the vent and exhaust through the roof. Have someone up there to make sure you feel the exhaust. It sounds like you have a venting problem simply because of the amount of lint you are having. Take the hose off and check the air flow directly out of the dryer. It should be hot and forceful. If its not then there may be a clog inside the dryer or the blower wheel may have some obstruction. If all else fails, replace the cycling thermostat. Also, just for good mention, check to make sure that the washer is spinning the clothes enough to take out excess moisture.
Old 05-18-05, 06:53 PM
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Your Vent Is Blocked Thru The Wall To The Outside... Unless You Are Sure Of The Type Of Piping You Have Going Thew And Out You Run A Chance Of Poking A Hole In It... You May Want To Call A Vent Cleaning Company And If You Have Registers Have Them Done Same Time And Get You Moneys Worth.. Run The Hose From Back Of Dryer Out And Around And Dry A Load.. You Will See A Big Difference.. Also Your Dryer Is Also Going To Be Full Of Lint Inside Of Cabinet And Chocking The Motor....
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