Model #11072822102 KENMORE Residential Dryer

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dryer takes too long to dry clothes

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Excess dryer time would waste energy as well as time. I can understand your concern. I located a previous expert post for this model that you can check for ideas while you wait for your expert. I attached the link below. Hope this helps.

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Barbara H. -
August 07, 2011
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Your details indicate that the dryer is heating to some degree. I recommend that you check the operating temperature as described in that link for a previous answer provided in the above response. If the exhaust air temperature is way below 150 degrees, then you could have a problem with the operating thermostat, high-limit safety thermostat or the heating element. If the dryer cycles at a much lower temperature than it should (120 to 130 instead of 140 to 150), then you probably have a bad operating thermostat. If the heater never gets hotter than a constant temperature (for example 100 degrees) and the element never cycles off, then the heating element is probably bad. You can unplug the dryer and access the components in that heating circuit by removing the back panel. The image below shows the components in that heating circuit. You can check the resistance of the heating element using a volt/ohm meter (with the dryer still unplugged ). It should measure between 7 and 13 ohms. If the element is bad, it will need to be replaced. You can order that part from the Sears PartsDirect website.

The thermostats would be more difficult to check if the dryer is heating. If the dryer is cycling at too low of a temperature, I recommend that you replace the operating thermostat and the high limit thermostat. This may fix that type of problem.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 09, 2011
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You have been extremely helpful. I will follow your advise and if I don't feel I can do the task I will be calling a Sears Repair man. Thank you very much

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Sandra -
September 12, 2011
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i have a dryer that is not drying clothes the glow element is working but the gas does not go through the valve i know that there is a 1 click sound and then the gas would come trough but that click sound is not happening could there be a sensor by the glow element my model number for kenmore is 11072822102 serial number is mr1403220 could i possibly fix this myself

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frank sbarra -
September 30, 2011
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You may be able to fix this problem yourself. The theory of operation for the gas valve assembly is shown in the image below. Observe that igniter long enough to determine whether it turns off once the radiant sensor determines that it is hot enough. If the glow bar igniter never fades out, then you could have a bad igniter (part 279311) or a bad radiant sensor (part 338906). You can try replacing the radiant sensor first. You can order parts from the Sears PartsDirect.com website (see first link below). If the igniter does fade out and then later comes back on then you likely have bad gas valve coils (kit part 279834). The second link below shows how to access the gas valve assembly and replace the gas valve coils. Be sure that you UNPLUG the dryer and shut off the gas supply before accessing internal components. This information should help you fix your dryer failure. If you need more help, reply with additional details. If you are not certain that you can safely repair the dryer yourself, I recommend that you have a service technician diagnose and fix it. The third link below is the for the Sears Service website.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2011
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Why won't my Kenmore gas dryer model 110.72822102 heat up and dry the clothes?

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Make sure that the gas cut-off valve is open and that you have an adequate gas supply going to the dryer.

If the igniter is not glowing on the gas assembly, then you could have a blown thermal fuse. I recommend checking this component first. You can access the thermal fuse by unplugging the dryer and removing the back panel. This link of a previous answer shows the location an testing procedure for this fuse as well as additional troubleshooting: Why is my Kenmore dryer running but not heating?

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician

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