Kenmore dryer burner stays on, but low heat output

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Old 01-03-13, 02:36 PM
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Kenmore dryer burner stays on, but low heat output

Hi,

My old 110.97592400-75924 gas dryer's burner comes on and stays on, but the flame is not as loud nor as long as it used to be. Previously, if I forgot the clothing in the dryer, they would be so hot, I could barely touch them. Now they come out more or less dry, but just warm to the touch.

It does not seem to be a venting, problem, the vent is new and clean, and I don't think it is a hi-limit problem, because the burner never goes out. I suspect it is the variable heat control, but I thought those worked by turning the burner off and on more frequently, but perhaps not.

Thanks very much,

Edward
 
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gas dryer's burner comes on and stays on
You're saying that once you start the cycle going that the burner stays lit at all times.....it does not cycle. Do I have that correct ?

Is this nat. gas or propane ?

The variable heat control cycles the burner on and off.

Some off the top of my head problems:
low gas pressure
orifice clogged or air mixture shutter blocked in burner
 
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Old 01-03-13, 07:31 PM
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Yes, it seems to stay on all the time, although I haven't watched it continuously. Every time I go back and check it, it is still on. The dryer is propane. The tank outside was refilled about a week and a half ago, but perhaps the supply valve to the dryer got knocked somehow. I'll try to check the orifice and the air mixture shutter as well. The air mixture shutter's opening is not adjustable, but could be blocked, yes? Thanks for taking the time to reply.
 
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Do you have other appliances on the propane system ?
How do they work ?
 
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Multiple appliances that are all working fine. Wall heaters, water heaters, propane stoves, central heat, etc.
 
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