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Dryer Not drying well

My whirlpool duet dryer is not drying as well as it used to. I have to add extra time to get things dry.Any suggestions?

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Re: Dryer Not drying well

Check first: That the lint filter is clean. That the duct from the dryer to the outside of the house is clean. In case it will not solve your problem,it might be an heating element issue (partially burned). The dryer will still heat but at such a low temp, that you will need for extra time to get things dry. Open the rear panel, look for the heating element and check visually that there is no burned parts on it (disconnected coils). If there are a burned signs on it, you should replace it. Good luck !!

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