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Drying problems with Kenmore Elite HE3

Model 110.92824102 kenmore Elite he3 dryer is not drying. I have to run the machine 2-3 times to get the clothes dry. I have cleaned the lint trap, and the vent. I have also tried different cycles. what can we do to fix this problem?

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I realize the long dry times you have with your Kenmore Elite dryer can eventually lead to higher gas bills. I did some research for you at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. Hope this helps.
by Manage My Life
February 22nd, 2012
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Lyle W
Check to see if the dryer is heating properly throughout the cycle. If the dryer heats initially but then does not continue to heat, you could have weak gas valve coils (kit part 279834). If this describes your failure, you can order that kit from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. Here is a direct link for that gas valve coil kit:

Valve Coil Kit

. You can

unplug the dryer and shut off the gas supply

then remove that bottom front service panel as shown in the image below to access that gas valve assembly. Here is a link for a video that shows how to replace those coils on a similar type of dryer:

Gas Valve Coil Kit Replacement


If the dryer does not heat at all, you could have a blown thermal fuse or a number of other failures in that heating system. If the dryer heats properly, then your symptoms point to a problem with exhaust air flow even though you indicated that you checked that issue. You may need to check the entire vent duct system to the outside of your home in that situation.

These tips may help you get started with the diagnosis and repair of this drying problem. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this drying failure, you can schedule service through this link:

Sears Home Services

by Lyle W Earned 136,245 community points in Kenmore
February 23rd, 2012
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