Kenmore Dryer Series 80 not drying (heating?) as before


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Old 03-16-06, 12:40 PM
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Kenmore Dryer Series 80 not drying (heating?) as before

I have Kenmore series 80 washer/dryer (I believe). For some reason, the dryer is taking a lot of time to dry clothes now. Until 2/3 weeks back it was fine. Now it takes over 2/3 cycles for drying clothes. I generally use the sensor drying at normal/extra dry depending upon the load. Could you please advice what might be going wrong with the dryer? Your help shall be appreciated.
 
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Old 03-16-06, 02:14 PM
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whats the model number?
 
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Old 03-17-06, 06:40 AM
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I shall look up the model # today and report back
 
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Old 03-17-06, 04:50 PM
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My first thought when a dryer starts taking longer is to check the vent for lint build up.
 
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Old 03-17-06, 10:03 PM
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Thumbs up heating problem

I had a similiar problem at my first home. The dryer would run but not get hot. My problem was I tripped a breaker, which made dryer run on 110 instead of 220. After close inspection, I had tripped a breaker, reset it and it heated fine. Hpe this helps and somewhat germaine to the issue.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 05:53 PM
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Ok. Model number is 110.60802990.
 
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Old 03-19-06, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mitch17
My first thought when a dryer starts taking longer is to check the vent for lint build up.
Checked the lint place..top of the machine right? no build up there
 
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Old 03-19-06, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by conezone
I had a similiar problem at my first home. The dryer would run but not get hot. My problem was I tripped a breaker, which made dryer run on 110 instead of 220. After close inspection, I had tripped a breaker, reset it and it heated fine. Hpe this helps and somewhat germaine to the issue.
the dryer does seem to get quite hot. Initially I thought that model # is at the back and tried to move it to see behind it...could not hold for long since it was quite hot...
 
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Old 03-19-06, 08:23 PM
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When the dryer gets too hot and takes too long
to dry clothes usually it an air flow problem.
Check your vent pipe and make sure the outside vent hood is opening all the way. If you are running plastic vent hose then get rid of it and replace it with 4 inch aluminum vent pipe. Also run the lint filter under a stream of water in the sink. Does it hold or block the water from passing through? If so then clean the screen with hot soapy water and a soft scrub brush.
 
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Old 04-07-06, 10:56 AM
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Cleaned the pipe and it all works well now. I was surprised by the amount of lint that was blocking the aluminum vent pipe. Makes me believe I have been overpaying gas company by not being aware of such a small regular maintenance task. Will check it once in 3/6 months now.

Thanks for your support. As always this forum is one of the best sources of home repair information for me.
 
 

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