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This is a less than 2 year old gas dryer on the 3rd of 4 floors in a condo complex.

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:15 PM
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This is a less than 2 year old gas dryer on the 3rd of 4 floors in a condo complex. Had Sears out and he said the dryer was OK so it must be a vent issue and recommended using an indoor vent kit. I was fortunate to discover that that would have been very dangerous on a gas dryer. So we had professional vent cleaning and it is no better. Husband says the competence of the first guy is seriously doubtful and he doesn't understand why the cleaner didn't test the back pressure to see if that was really the problem. I don't know what to try next.

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Check the thermal switch at the intake. It's right above the flame.
It's quite possible that it's cutting out the flame prior to it getting hot enough to dry.
That's what happened to mine.
My problem was that the flame would come on for about 7 seconds then go out.
Then after 2 minutes it would come on again for 7 seconds. Repeat, repeat etc.
It took forever to dry. After I replaced the thermal switch, it's all better.
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Check the thermal switch at the intake. It's right above the flame.
It's quite possible that it's cutting out the flame prior to it getting hot enough to dry.
That's what happened to mine.
My problem was that the flame would come on for about 7 seconds then go out.
Then after 2 minutes it would come on again for 7 seconds. Repeat, repeat etc.
It took forever to dry. After I replaced the thermal switch, it's all better.
I just tried timing the burner and after 11 cycles, I got an average on time of 13 and off of 59 seconds I am drying a load on Easy Care/Medium. Maybe that's not the best cycle for a good test, but I know my other dryer would do this load in about 30 minutes, not an hour plus! Does this sound like the thermal switch/fuse to you? Thanks!
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