Question about Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer
Dryer heats intermittently cycles off heat then will cycle back to heat when it cools down. Drum and fan continue to work. Clothes seem to just air dry. Takes forever.
The intermittent nature rules out the thermal fuse (which is either burned out or not).
Take off the panel so you can watch the burner. If the ignitor comes on for a minute (you will see it glow), but then turns off with no gas igniting, the problem is probably the gas-valve solenoids.
If the ignitor heats up only once in a while (like after the dryer has been off for a while), but the gas consistently is released and the fire lights whenever the ignitor heats up, the problem is the thermistor (thermostat in the blower). The second thing is actually the easiest to fix, and cheapest. You my find that simply cleaning the thermistor probe will fix it. For my kenmore, the part has been updated from the original to limit the degree to which it gets fouled up with gunk. I can give you links to parts and/or instructions if you like.
Posted on Nov 12, 2015
Try vacuuming lint and dust out of the burner intake and exhaust ports. Hope this helps!
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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