: Why won't Kenmore gas dryer dry completely, the model number 110-97282100? Any suggestions?
: Clothes take too long to dry due to;
Installed location getting too cold.
If the dryer is in a location where the temperature can get below 45 deg F, the dryer will not be able to heat the incoming air hot enough. This will increase dry times.
Clothes take too long to dry, due to the lint screen being full of lint.
When the Lint Screen is blocked with lint it restricts airflow; which is why the length of time to dry the clothes increases. The Lint Screen must be cleaned after every single load.
Clothes take too long to dry, due to excessive vent length, vent restrictions or vent blockages
Dryers have very specific venting requirements. Vent length, number of elbows, exhaust hood type, and blockages will increase the dry times. (See image below)
Clothes take too long to dry, due to Fabric Softener sheets clogging the Air Outlet grille inside the dryer.
Using too many fabric softener sheets can clog the air inlet grille inside the dryer, which can restrict the air flow causing longer dry times.
Any blocking of air intake or exhaust grilles will restrict air circulation through the dryer and prevent moisture from being removed from the clothes. This will cause the time it takes to dry the clothes to increase.
Clothes take too long to dry, due to vent hose or exhaust hood being plugged, kinked or crushed.
Blockages in the venting system cause back pressure and will not allow the dryer to vent the hot moist air, causing to long dry times.
Note_: General resolution for problem is based on information submitted with question. If problem persist, contact a service technician to
Sears Repair Department 1-800-469-4663