Problem: The dryer works but is very slow to dry clothes. There is absolutely no obstructions in the ductwork or the internal, dryer ductwork. I've laid the dryer down on the front side and removed the back panel. I've opened up the internal ductwork and can see that it is clean.
By the way, although it seems it's getting warm while running, it definitely is not getting to normal heat temperature.
Looking at the diagrams from online, I see a few items that may be the culprit but I don't know for sure.
First, there's a fuse (white, sealed plastic). I checked continuity and it's fine. There's a safety high heat thermostadt on the heat duct coming from the gas heat source and then there's another thermostadt on the fan blower housing that I think is the 'regular' thermostadt. I've checked continuity on both of these. The safety thermostadt indicates good but the regular thermostadt only moves the continuity meter over half way. Hmmm.
There's a moisture sensor that totally confuses me because there's only one wire going to it. I don't understand that logic.
Finally, theres talk on line about a gas supply valve or something. I haven't been able to find that.
Any ideas on what I should replace first? I've got a local parts supply house and none of the parts seem very expensive. The dryer works great (except for now) and I hate to throw it out and spend $500 to $600 when it's only a $20 part to fix it.
By the way, the gas supply line is providing gas at normal pressures. I checked to make sure none of the shutoffs were partially closed.
One more question please. Am I able to bypass any of the thermostadts or moisture sensor temporarilly in order to try and isolate the problem?