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kenmore 70 series dryer

oldhag

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when the setting is on cotton theload will ether dry or they won't, it seem to work when the load is real light (like 4 or 5 pieces) and any thing bigger youhave torun it twice to get the load dry. any ideas?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Model#? 70 series isn't it. Gas, electric?

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.htmlSome model# helps.

**theload will ether dry or they won't, it seem to work when the load is real light (like 4 or 5 pieces) and any thing bigger youhave torun it twice to get the load dry.**

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Quick info tips....

Q - Dryer takes too long to dry or multiple times to dry a load


A1- Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.

A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground ( http://www.applianceaid.com/grounded.html). Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer ( http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?a-1appliance+tSwkBf+pocther.html )can be used for this. It should cycle between approx 120 degrees and 160 degrees. Check that the drum seals are not worn out.

jeff.
 

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G'day,

For sure try the vent test....might help to split up the trouble makers.

jeff.
 
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