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Dlinting your dryer

Lint build up in a dryer not only poses a fire hazard but also makes the unit work harder to try and dry the clothes that you are trying to get dry. It also makes thermistors, heaters and relays not recognize how hot the unit is actually reaching which when the unit actually is able to read that it is to hot it ends up shorting out one of these parts or one of the connectors that make these parts work. when you dlint your dryer you would want to remove the front of the cabinet and take out the inner drum and use a vacuum to pick out any lint built up around the blower tube, heater, and motor. the most important part to make sure you clean while doing this is by taking off the rear panel the lint screen housing that connects to the blower that shrouds the blower wheel. Remove this housing and make sure you clean from the upper vent to the inside of the blower itself. By doing this not only will you assure a much easyier dryer operation also you clothes will not take so long to dry and by doing this the unit runs more efficiently. It will also not be as easy to break down which means less of a repair cost usually you should perform this on your dryer at least once per year the longest

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Two easy things to check and fix, even if you are not handy with tools, is the lint filter and the air flow discharge.

If the lint filter isn't emptied after every load, it will diminish the dryer's ability to dry clothes which means higher costs in electricity and / or gas.

Also, the air flow discharge hose attached to the rear of the dryer with a clamp that can be loosened with a screw driver can fill up with lint and reduce or stop air flow; also diminishes the dryer's ability to dry the clothes.

Besides making it more expensive to dry a load of clothes, lint build-up in the lint trap and / or the discharge vent is a serious fire hazard.

Aug 03, 2009 | Zanussi TD4212W Electric Dryer

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dryer is spinning and warming up but it's not drying

Exhaust full of lint. Vacuum into dryer exhaust as far as you can, Then clean out complete vent from dryer to outside. Any lint will catch moisture and clothes will not dry.

Jul 21, 2009 | Dryers

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when the clothes are drying you can smell something burning and the clothes smell burt when they are done. Coleman

You may have a venting issue. Check your lint filter and venting system. Excess lint builds up and goes onto the element and burns off. This can be dangerous and a fire hazard. Clean your vents, even open up the dryer and vaccum it out too.

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Jun 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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dryer sometimes works other times doesn't

Check and make sure there is not lint build-up in the venting hose leading to outside. This will cause longer drying times and can be a fire hazard. Also, if you use the Aluminum venting hose instead of the white plastic it can cut up to 30 min. off your drying time. It is a lot safer then the white venting hose which can also be a fire hazard. Make sure all the lint is cleaned out from the inside of the dryer where the venting hose is connected. It could be a clog there. This sounds more like the problem since the clothes are actually drying but it could be a partially burnt out heating element. Good Luck.

Dec 16, 2007 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

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