Posted 14 July 2005 - 01:51 AM
I've been reading the postings for a few days and I understand the usual answers, but I won't be able to open this dryer up for a couple days and I had a question. My Dryer is a Kenmore Gas Dryer. Model 110.76702690. Last week while drying a blanket loaded with dog hair (the pets like to drag it off the sofa) the hair/lint fell off of the lint filter when I pulled it out to clean following the cycle. This slid down and blocked the vent line. The next day I pulled the machine out and cleaned the vent line out and then put it all back together. Ran 2 loads on timed cycle and everything worked fine. My wife then ran a temp control cycle and a.) it ran forever, and b.) it had no heat. Right now, I have lots of airflow thru the vent, timer works in timed mode but not in temp control and I assume that my thermal fuse has gone but why would it work for 2 loads before failing? Is it likely that I have a failure unrelated to the vent line being blocked? While I haven't actually LOOKED, it doesn't appear that the burner is lighting at all as in a coil failure. My exhaust doesn't even get warm. Please Oh Master, enlighten me...
PS My vent line is 6 to 8 inches, out of the dryer and straight thru a outside wall so there are no restrictions in the line.