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Post# 565274   12/26/2011 at 12:34 (4,366 days old) by joefuss1984 (Little Rock, AR)        

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My parents Kenmore Elite Dryer is about 10 years old. (Model - 110.72954100/Serial - MM0304885). The dryer is gas powered. The dryer has the moisture sensor with the Automatic Dry Cycle. For the last few years you have to set it to the most dry option and sometimes then it may not be dry all the way. I don't know if the moisture sensor bars are not working quite right but it seems every WP Dryer I have had eventually starts acting like this. When it was new setting the dryer on the recommended dry used to be sufficient.

This dryer has never been cleaned on the inside. If someone could help me address the first issue mentioned above and how to properly open up and clean out the interior that would be great! Thanks!

Post# 565537 , Reply# 1   12/28/2011 at 08:19 (4,364 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Commerce, GA)        
Do you use dryer sheets?

If so it is possible the sensor bars nay have a build up of fabric softner or wax from using dryer sheets. We do not use dryer sheets because of the wax which could also build up in the venting to the outside.

You might want to check the exchaust to the outside to see if it is clogged in addition to cleaning the interior of the dryer.

Hope this helps!


Post# 565542 , Reply# 2   12/28/2011 at 08:49 (4,364 days old) by RE563 (Fort Worth, Texas)        

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also take the lint screen, and using a soft brush, and a little dawn dishliquid, gently scrub the lint screen to remove any wax build-up.

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