Thread Number: 72378  /  Tag: Modern Dryers
Clothes Not Drying in Kenmore 80 Series Gas Dryer
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Post# 956571   9/7/2017 at 20:04 (286 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

Lukewarm air comes out of exhaust duct outside of house when using auto dry. Intermittently, clothes do not dry.

Lint screen, internal ducts, and exhaust duct are clear.
Power on (light inside drum turns on)
Timer always advances, buzzer buzzes twice.
Drum turns
Drum belt is like new and properly aligned with motor, pulley, and drum
Through peep hole, I see ignitor glow, then flame starts.
Flame persists during drying cycle.
I do NOT use fabric softener.

Post# 956573 , Reply# 1   9/7/2017 at 20:06 (286 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

When using timed dry, timer advances, clothes dry, and heat coming out of exhaust is hotter

Post# 956577 , Reply# 2   9/7/2017 at 21:12 (286 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

On reassessment using one large towel for a 40 minute timed dry, the towel is dryer, but not completely dry, or warm (as back up dryer dried the towel).

Post# 956581 , Reply# 3   9/7/2017 at 21:51 (286 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Bad Gas Valve Coils

Post# 956596 , Reply# 4   9/8/2017 at 05:22 (285 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

Yep.  My Kenmore did that too.  Eventually got to where it didn't heat at all.  


The valve stays put, only change the coil. Don't have to mess with any gas fittings, that's a mercy.

Post# 956616 , Reply# 5   9/8/2017 at 10:07 (285 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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first of all, most sensor dryers WONT feel and sense one or a few items on AUTO dry....

machines with sensors in the venting are a bit better when it comes to drying small loads effectively on AUTO....

if a load isn't dry from the NORMAL * setting....try moving the selector towards the MORE dry area....

I always found one notch towards the more dry was the perfect setting for every load...

your mileage may vary....

Post# 956618 , Reply# 6   9/8/2017 at 10:36 (285 days old) by pumpkina (California)        


Does mixing clothe sizes in the dryer, eg large towel and panties, result in auto-dry making the towel overly dry and panties under-dry?

I'm getting a Speed Queen gas dryer, ADG3SRGS113TW01. Does anyone know where the moisture sensor is, eg venting area?

Post# 956625 , Reply# 7   9/8/2017 at 11:55 (285 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
New SQ Gas Dryer

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There is NO moisture sensor in this model, this dryers auto cycle works on temperature and time.


M are you playing with a full deck ?, how could a dryer completely dry towels and leave light panties wet ?

Post# 956632 , Reply# 8   9/8/2017 at 12:55 (285 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

With my Kenmore, the jeans are nice and warm, the underpants are still wet.

Post# 956636 , Reply# 9   9/8/2017 at 13:29 (285 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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as with any dryer, and any mixed load....

the smallest, lightest items will be dry before anything larger or heavier....

no way in hell it would be the other way around.....

Post# 956639 , Reply# 10   9/8/2017 at 14:10 (285 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

I mean the other way around. Let's blame it on not enough coffee this morning, LOL

Post# 956653 , Reply# 11   9/8/2017 at 16:44 (285 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Proper laundry protocols are that lace panties and denim jeans are not to be machine-dried together.

Post# 956668 , Reply# 12   9/8/2017 at 18:57 (285 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Bikes, Under Armour,

Aussie Bums, Andrew Christians all dry fine.

Post# 956695 , Reply# 13   9/8/2017 at 22:33 (285 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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And I wait for a nice day, hang everything on the clothesline and most just dry fine. Auto Dry on my old Maytag on less dry when I cant use a clothesline dries a load perfect, but prefer the nice outdoor smell with a clothesline, take them off and put them away. Not remembering to empty a dryer full of wrinkled crap a few days later. My old 80 series Kenmore gas dryer seemed like it would run forever and still clothes were not drying, culprit was a pinched gas line.

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