Model #11072712100 Kenmore residential dryer

  • Top And Console
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  • Cabinet
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  • Bulkhead
    3 Results
  • Burner Assembly
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Question and Answers

Q:

My Kenmore 70 Gas dryer heats for 10 minutes. I checked the airflow, and changed 2 thermostats. What can I do now?

A:

The thermostat that is tripping is the high limit that mounts on the heater box. You can tell because the high limit thermostat has a wide differential and that is why you have to wait for it to ignite. You have already replaced the high limit thermostat.

I think the problem is in airflow and that is why the thermostat is tripping. Pull the vent screen and fill it with water and see if part of the filter is stopped up. If you use rinse agents or the pads you put in the dryer drum to soften the clothes it will stop up the small holes in the filter screen and you can hardly tell it by looking.

If you can get good ventilation into the room where the dryer is open windows or doors and disconnect the vent hose from the dryer. Let it run and see if it still cuts off the heat for long periods. If it doesn't, the problem is in your vent somewhere.

If it still cuts off turn the dryer off and put your hand into the vent pipe that sticks out of the back of the dryer. You should be able to feel of the blower wheel. See if there is lint built up in the housing and the vanes of the blower wheel.

I fell sure you will find the problem with one of these tests. If you don't find anything send another question and tell us what you found and what it is doing then.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 22, 2008