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Dryer takes a long time to dry.

Dryer gets hot,tumbles,and blower works.Its vented about 15 ft through the attic to the outside.It takes 2 to 3 times to dry . Its about 15 years old. Any sugestions?

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  • jhop24 Nov 14, 2008

    Sorry I did'nt mention that I cleaned the vent already. Any other ideas?

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This sounds like the vent is plugged up. The dryer gets rid of moisture through the dryer vent and hose. When this gets plugged up it will take a long time to dry or the hi limit will shut it off. When the dryer vent or hose is partialy blocked it will take vary tong times to dry the clothes and will eventualy cause the dryer to stop drying all together.

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  • Charles Caldwell Nov 14, 2008

    Are you using the auto dry Setting? If so then try drying a load of clothes in the timed dry setting at a specific time setting. Wait for about 5 min and see if the timer has moved. If it has then the timer is probably ok. Does your dryer have moisture sensors in the clothes basket? These can be what is bad. Not sensing the moisture correctly and causing the dryer to take longer to dry clothes.

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