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Frigidaire dryer heats but clothes not drying

Frigidaire dryer heats but i have to run the dryer cycle 2xs to get a load totally dry. the lint trap and coil to the outside is clear of lint. doesn't matter if it is on high heat or medium heat. i would like to try to repair on my own.

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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.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • jamesrated Nov 23, 2008

    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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