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Clothes dryer taking to long to dry clothes

If your dryer is taking a much longer time to dry clothes here is a simple tip. Remove the vent tubing and more than likely it will be full of dense lint. Dryers made these days have a safety device that will shut off the heat if the temperature gets too hot inside the dryer. In most cases when the vent tube is blocked the dryer will not even heat up for you making you think your dryer has broke down. Before you go as ask questions about the operations why the heat does not work, inspect and clean if necessary. In most cases the dryer will work normally again for you. Oh yes another hint. The vent tube should be four feet or less in length with out no bends or elbow fittings with the exception of the connection directly to the dryer. Longer vent tubes will give you grief every year for they will need to be cleaned that often

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takes longer to dry clothes


Most of the time when your dryer is taking longer and longer to dry the clothes it is due to a clogged dryer vent. Just take the vent off and clean it. If the dryer cannot vent it cannot circulate the air inside the dryer

Jul 15, 2011 | Amana Maytag Dryer Lint Filter Screen...

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I have a dryer # 67832791 and doesn't seem like it heats up and takes longer to dry the clothes. Seems to run fine and operate fine just not drying the clothes.


restriction in the venting, disconnect vent tube, leave disconnected dry clothes and if they dry then clean out vent tube(vacuum, leaf blower, etc). Hope this helped Tim

Nov 28, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Clothes not dryin


clean out the exhaust vent tubes thoroughly. the moister sensor will shut down the high heat if clogged full of lint

Jun 06, 2010 | Estate EED4100SQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer is heating but taking twice as long to dry clothes as it should. What could be the problem. Clothes that should take no longer than an hour is taking two hours or more.


Since you know for sure the dryer is heating, the problem most likely is lint in the dryer tube. You will have to remove the back panel of the dryer, and then remove the dryer tube. (Not the vent hose, although you may want to make sure that it and the dryer vent itself is not clogged). Remove the dryer filter and normally the 2 screws that hold the vent tube in. Remove the screws from the vent tube and get the lint out of the tube. There may also be lint around the fan. Get it all out. Be careful though, all the edges are sharp and will cut you if you slide your hand along it while "sweeping" out the lint.

Aug 20, 2009 | Dryers

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kenmore elite smartheat quitpak electric dyer


try drying load with vent tube disconnected may get warm and dusty but if works ok recheck vent completely also be sure vent is not being flattened when dryer is pushed back to wall also remove lower panel(clips along top edge each corner about 3-4 inches in)remove blower housing 2-3 screws and clean housing

Dec 12, 2008 | Dryers

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