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    Default Dryer overheating

    Model Number: 110.6703
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 1-5 years

    This is an Oasis electric dryer. The digital timer sticks (normally at the seven minute mark) though sometimes, the dryer will count down all the way. The clothes are almost too hot to the touch. I'm not sure if it's the heating element or the timer, though my guess would be the timer. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for any help

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    When the clothes are that hot that usually indicates a exhaust vent restriction, and would also cause the timer to stick.

    Go outside while the dryer is running and see how much air is coming out your vent, should be full force, lots of hot/warm air.

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    Jake,

    Thanks for the reply. I checked the outside vent and there was a lot of hot air blowing out, so I didn't think there was any restriction. We checked the vent tube out the back and ran a brush like snake through the vent inside the wall but found no restriction. Then we took the face of the dryer off and found a huge lint blockage directly in front of the fan blade. The dryer seems to be running cooler so far and hopefully that will solve the problem. Thanks for the help!

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    Good job, sounds like you found the issue.

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    Well, I THOUGHT I had the problem solved but the timer still keeps sticking at the seven minute mark and the clothes still over heat. I called the Sears parts department and asked about replacing the timer. They have two parts that refer to the timer. One is the control board behind the knob that's $119.00 and a "user interface" that is $98.00. It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult to replace the timer. I assume it's the timer but if it sticks, it has to at least part of the problem. Suggestion as to where to head next or which part to replace first? Thanks in advance.

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    Your missing some numbers after the "3" at the end of your model#.

    Once you post the complete model# I can check.

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    110.67032600 Thanks

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    Thanks,

    #3 is the user interface, and #6 is the control board here:
    http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_pn...1017-00001.png

    I'd first try to clean the moisture sensor bars with rubbing alcohol and see if that makes a difference, as those can get a build-up on them and cause this issue as well.

    Its located under the filter housing inside the door, its #34 here:
    http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_pn...1017-00003.png


    Ok, here's the user interface for your model, actually this one has the knob control on it:
    Manufacturer part number 8564394 is RepairClinic item number 1180387


    Here's the control board for your model:
    Manufacturer part number W10111617 is RepairClinic item number 1470202


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    I will try that. I really appreciate the help. We are about to leave for the summer, so I won't get this fixed before we leave since we don't have time to get the parts shipped in. I will try your recommendations when we return. Again, thanks for your help. VM

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    Glad to help. I've been to Yuma many times, and know all about the summer heat and about half the town leaves for the summer months.

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