Model #F121 JENN-AIR Free Standing, Electric

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Why won't my Kenmore electric dryer get hot enough to dry clothes in a reasonable time period?


First, do not watch the glow of the heating element or take a temperature measurement with the dryer door open. Doing so will prevent the blower from drawing air through the heating element and into the drum. By running the dryer with the door open will also cause the heater to short cycle off from the lack of airflow by the high limit (250) thermostat. The proper way to check the operating temperature is by disconnecting the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and checking the exhaust temperature. On high heat setting the operating temperature should average around 150 degrees.

The number one cause of taking longer than normal to dry a load of clothes is a restriction in the venting system. For testing purposes only: Disconnect the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and dry one load of clothes. If it dries in the normal amount of time would confirm your venting system is at fault. Another possible problem is that your washer may not be spinning enough water out of the clothes which will take them longer to dry. If the dryer is sitting in a cold environment it will also increase the the dry times.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 29, 2010