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I have a whirlpool gas dryer model GGW9868KT0 that isnt heating

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I have a whirlpool gas dryer model GGW9868KT0 that isn't heating properly. The burner comes on and heats continuously. The flame seems mostly blue. I checked the exhaust vent for flow and from what I can tell it seems okay. I checked for lint build up in and around the vent motor. The only thing I didn't do was clean the burner tube. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 years ago.

what do you mean by isn`t heating properly?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Well, after an hour of drying you open the door and it's not even hot its just warm. It takes hours to dry a medium size load.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
this is also on the highest temp setting.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 years ago.

ok so the burner is not staying on continuously then !

Do you have a thermometer to check the exhaust vent temperature ?

it needs to be able to go up to 160 degrees

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I do. I'll check that. I read somewhere that the burner can shut off after 10 minutes and if it stays off that points to the thermostat?
I did notice that after an hour or so the burner is on. That's why it didn't register.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 years ago.
the burner will cycle on and off with temperature reaches 155-160 it will cycle off and then cycle back on around 135 till the load is done.

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