Gas Dryer Won't Heat - Worth Spending $$ For Service Call?
We have a Kenmore Elite gas dryer that is only 4 yrs old. About two months ago, I noticed that it was taking much longer to dry our clothes. There was some heat, but even on the 'high' setting, it was not getting as hot as it used to. Did some internet research which suggested that it was probably due to the dryer vent being partially blocked by lint accumulation. So yesterday, I spent $130 to have the vent professionally cleaned. The guy said that there was quite a bit of lint, and he predicted that I would see a big difference in how quickly my clothes dried. Unfortunately, I did see a difference, but it is not a good difference. Now I seem to get even less heat than before. It took me over 3 hours to get a small load of towels dry!
I called the appliance repair, and they are sending someone out tomorrow morning. The service call to diagnose the problem will run $70. If he tells me that it is an expensive repair, I think I would rather just invest in a new dryer. Has anyone had anything similar happen? If so, what repair was necessary and was it expensive? I may decide to cancel the repair appointment rather than spend $70.
Thanks for your help.