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Dryer not heating

For the most part, when the dryer not heating check to see if you are getting air outside through the vent. If not, that is about 80% of most common problems of dryer not heating. The lent is inside the duct is blocking air, therefor kicking off the heating elements prematurely.

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thermostat and fuse has been changed in dryer. Still taking a very long time to dry clothes. Model is an electric Crosley cde6000w.

remove the vent tube and start the dryer, you should feel hot air, most of the time it is a restriction in the vent tube, sometimes below the lint trap gets clogged too. If no hot air is coming out or very little then you will need to disassemble the unit, here is a website in case you need to take apart the dryer, Tim:


here is another website for heating problems and causes:


Nov 20, 2010 | Crosley CDE6000 Electric Dryer

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80 Series Gas Dryer - No Heat. All other parts

check outside drye vent where it goes through the wall they clog up with lint sometimes and force the escaping warm air to back up which causes sensor to give wrong reading if this is clogged just clear it till you feel the air coming through also check vent at bottom of dryer disconnect flex pipe and check for clogs there as well ..and always clear lint trap after every load

Dec 13, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Heat cuts out during cycle

Not one coil,both coils. Replace them both and make certain the exhaust vent is not blocked.

Aug 24, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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dryer takes too long to dry the clothes

If there's heat inside the drum the heater coils are ok. Check the exhaust vent, make sure it's not kinked or squished behind the machine and that the outside vent is not clogged with lint. You should feel air blowing freely to the outside.
If there is no heat, first check for 240V at the outlet. If you have 240V, it could be the element, the hi-limit thermostat, the thermal cut-off, the timer, the motor or a wiring issue (loose or shorted).
Good luck!.

Mar 02, 2009 | Estate Dryers

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80 modle gas

The dryer may be free of lint, but what about the vent that comes out of the dryer into the wall, than also the vent going through the wall to the outside. This is where the problem usually is. Try and check the vent outside the house. Feel how much air is blowing out. It should be pretty strong, not just a light breeze. Even a small restriction in airflow will cause the heat to shhut off prematurely. Its a very good idea to include professional dryer vent cleaning as part of the yearly maintanance. This is one of ythe leading causes of dryer fires. Hope this helps, dave www.washermd.com

Dec 17, 2008 | Kenmore Dryers

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