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Re: Dryer takes a long time to dry.
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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if there's heat in the dryer and yours is electric the most likely cause for dryer taking to long to dry is a blocked vent line,start the dryer ,go outside and check the outside hood where it blows out,make sure there isn't anything blocking it or a cage on it that's filled with lint,also every dryer should be opened up and cleaned,the easiest way is to get a shop vac,remove the front of dryer,vac up as much lint as you can see and then set the vac up to blow and blow the lint forwards so you don't have to remove the drum,then if the vent line is a long run i use a leaf blower,remove the vent line from the back of the dryer ,stick the leaf blower into the opening of the vent line and blow it out to the outside,hit it with short bursts at first so you don't damage the vent line if it isn't hard pipe,you will see a huge difference in the drying time.
if your dryer feels hot inside and the drum tumbles then you have a blocked vent. check that the venting blows to the outside. do this test. unhook the vent behind the dryer, dry a load of clothing and if it dry on the first time then you know the house vent is clogged. cleaned or if you live in an appartment have maintenance clean.
you still have a block somewhere.remove the duct that the lint filter slides into,make sure the outside vent is clear and blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,i told this to someone else and they blew a birds nest out of the line and they said the line was clear,also remove the t-stats on the blower wheel housing and check the back of them,sometimes lint and dust gets stuck on the back of them and they don't read right.if that looks fine change out the gas coils but i'd say you have a clog somewhere
how old is the dryer?sounds like the motor is bad.i see this when the owner doesn't clean out the dryer,it's not that hard to change out the motor,if it's in good shape and not to old go for it but you gotta clean the dryer out,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if you have a shop vac blow off all the lint on the motor and out of the heating box or tube and vac out all the lint and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of the dryer,go outside and make sure the outside vent is clear and then from the back of the dryer blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,i've seen bird nests blow out of the vent lines,you could have a fire in the dryer or the dryer will run hot and damage parts and your clothes will take a long time to dry.all a dryer does is move air,if it can't your gonna have problems,let me know what you find and how you make out,if i can help you with anything else let me know
I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out
1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out
2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall
3 pull dryer out from wall
4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall
4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer
5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint
6 inspect inside flex line for any lint
7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint
8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc
9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT
10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business
You have a loss of airflow from the dryer. Two things can casue this.
1. You vent going outside is blocked off with lint, bird nest or something.
2. your blower wheel is broken.
for problem 1. pull the dryer out and take the vent off. Start the dryer and feel the amount of airflow coming out. If you have none then go to problem 2. If airflow is good take a look in your vent going outside. Somewhere between that vent and outside you have a blockage. Clear it out or replace it if needed.
for problem 2. I would need your model number to give the exact direction to replace it. Since all dryer come apart abit different, and all dryers have different blowers, I would have to know the brand or model to help you further.
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Have a nice night Mike Anderson