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Common solutions for: Kenmore Dryer takes too long

01 - Air Flow Problem
If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To ensure proper dryer performance, you should clean your dryer’s venting system at least once per year.
02 - Kenmore Dryer Blower Wheel
The blower wheel works with the drive motor to draw air into the dryer drum. Clumps of lint, socks, and small articles of clothing can escape the lint filter and get caught in the blower wheel. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve can wear out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. If the blower wheel is obstructed or defective, it may take too long to dry clothes. To determine if the blower wheel is working properly, remove the dryer vent and assess the strength of the air flo...w. If the air flow is weak, check the blower wheel for obstructions. If no obstructions are present, try rotating the blower wheel by hand. If the blower wheel wobbles as it turns, replace it.
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Dryer Blower Wheel
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03 - Kenmore Dryer Heating Element
A dryer's heating element is the component that heats the air being circulated through the dryer drum. If the heating element is failing, it may be unable to sufficiently heat the air to dry the laundry in the expected time. You can use a multimeter to test the element for electrical continuity to help determine if the component is faulty.
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04 - Clogged lint filter
A clogged lint filter will cause a loss of air flow, which can lead to long drying times. In the worst case scenario, the dryer will overheat and eventually trip the thermal fuse. For the best drying performance, clean the lint filter before starting the dryer. If you use dryer sheets, residue can build up on the lint filter. If you cannot blow air through the dryer lint filter it will need to be cleaned with a brush, soap, water.
05 - Kenmore Dryer Gas Valve Solenoid
A dryer's gas valve solenoid is the component that opens to allow gas to flow into the burner tube to ignite into a flame to heat the air being circulated through the dryer drum. A solenoid can fail at any point during the drying cycle, resulting in the dryer taking too long to dry the laundry. An igniter that glows and goes out without lighting the burner is a good indicator the solenoid coil is bad. You can use a multimeter to test the gas valve soilenoid for electrical continuity to help dete...rmine if the component is faulty.
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Dryer Gas Valve Solenoid
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06 - Kenmore Dryer Lint Filter
The lint filter might be clogged. Dryer sheets and fabric softener can leave a residue on the lint filter, reducing the air flow. If the lint filter is clogged, clean it.
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