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Dryer seems to work, but clothes end up damp?

I have a Whirlpool with the AccuDry humidity sensor system. It's about a year and a half old, and for the past few months, I've had an issue with the AccuDry not working very well. At first, the suggested dry setting would leave clothes damp, so I had to select "More Dry." Now, even the maximum dryness ("Jeans") leaves the clothes damp. I bought one of those dryer cleaning kits and ran the brushes through the filter area and the vent hose, but there didn't seem to be any lint clogging. The hose is not pinched in the back, but because it's long to allow me to move the dryer to reach the backside, it comes out the back of the dryer, smoothly bends (no pinching) 180 degrees to go back towards the floor, then another 90 to go to the wall. I see plenty of steam coming out of the vent on the side of the house, too. It's tumbling fine, and everything gets hot as expected, but the clothes just don't come out dry. It doesn't appear to be a matter of load size, either, since even a half load comes out damp. An extra spin cycle in the washer only helps a little bit. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • Corwyn Miyagishima Dec 21, 2006

    Wow, you were right!

    I had (erroneously) assumed that since I could see air/steam coming out of the vent outside, that everything was fine. It's a real pain to get behind my washer and dryer, but when I went back to disconnect the line, I figured that I might as well check the end that goes into the wall (and to the outside a few inches later). I stuck my hand in, and was met with a soft mass of lint clogging up the vent to the outside. A quick vacuum got rid of it all from the vent to the outside and any bits that were stuck inside the vent tube. I have a load in the washer now, so we'll see how it goes. I'm pretty sure, though, that my problem will be solved (I'll report back if it doesn't). Thanks a lot!

  • balcap Nov 10, 2007

    we have checked the vent line, but perhaps further down the run it is clogged. today the dryer started "tripping" the circuit breaker. This may be a coincidental event with the breaker, but the dryer continues to not dry completely. we will check further down the run and see if there is a problem. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    We have the same problem with the dryer heating but not drying the clothes. We have checked the vent and were able to put a ball all the way through it so I have to assume that there is no blockage. We have also run a load with the vent open at the back and the clothes were still damp.

    I think it might be something to do with the thermostat or sensors? (it's a 5 year old GE dryer)

    We've had a repair guy look at it, he replaced a thermostat and charged us $100 and the dryer is still doing the same thing. Should I just cut our losses and buy a new dryer?

  • Sam Rosa
    Sam Rosa Jan 23, 2018

    NO, call him up and tell him about this situation and ask him why? if he tells you the heating coils are good but he thinks it`s ???. call a parts place and see how reasonable the part is and if it`s okay, buy one and look on youtube on how to put the part on. it`s easy! try it! I`ll bet you fix it.good luck!



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Corwyn, looks like the problem you are having is not with the dryer. The vent line is probably clogged up, which caused the moisture to stay inside the dryer. To make sure this is a vent problem, you can disconnect the vent hose behind the dryer and run it for one load with it disconnected. If it runs fine, then the vent line needs cleaning. Usually it needs special equipment and is very hard to do yourself. It would cost you around $90 to get a professional out to do it for you. back.

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Thanks you guys... This is not the first problem I've come to get my answers on from Fixya! I unplugged my dryer hose from the wall vent and viola or in hood terms "Boyahh" clothes are drying! Precciate it!

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I just wanted to say a thanks to Corwyn for the clogged hose because that was my issue with my dryer .. I would of propably bought a new dryer. So thanks again you saved me alot of money .. from Mary

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SOURCE: whirlpool duet electric dryer taking too long to dry

A1 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent  doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket  thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle between 120 degrees and 170 degrees. Check that the drum seals to make sure the are not worn out.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool GEW9200LQ0 Gas Dryer

Andeb, 90% of the time long dry times are caused by blocked vents. If you are sure that this is not the case there are a couple of things to check. First check the sensor; press the more time button and less time button 4 times until 88 shows in the display.(more time,less time, more time, less time). Open the door and you will hear a beep and a see a code. On the inside just below the vent screen is the moisture sensor. Moisten your finger and lay it across the sensor strips covering both. If you hear a beep, the sensor is good. Sometimes they build up with fabric softner and need to be sanded lightly. Another issue might be the burner coils. Remove the bottom panel and check to see that the burner is igniting and remaining lit. Sometimes these coils become week and will not sustain the flame. I will attach a diagram, look at number 13 and 14 on the picture. These are the coils. back.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Dryer GEQ9858J autodry problem

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