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Estate Dryer 840 jq2 takes forever to dry our clothes.....

We love our Estate Dryer. It's about 4 yrs old. Recently, it takes about an hour and a half to dry our clothes. We've done all the usual things, cleaned the vent, blown the vent tube up thru the roof, taken the back off to see if the heating element heats, cleaned out the lint trap......don't know what else to try. We don't know whether it's worth calling in a repair person or just getting a new dryer.
Is the heating element supposed to cycle off and on or is it supposed to stay on the whole time?
Anything you can suggest we try is well appreciated.
Thanks.

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  • mbecker0601 Nov 28, 2008

    The dryer is electric and it definitely runs, so I think the outlet is good. We've unhooked, unkinked and blown thru everything we can think of....

  • daldieri82 Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same model. The clothes take forever to dry. It does not seem that they are getting hot. Also cleaned out the vent and the airflow from the outside vent seems fine.

    Will be calling repair service soon.


  • lucky05mom Jan 20, 2009

    I have the same problem! It takes for ever to dry even a smaller load. I have cleaned everything out. I have replaced the hose that vents out. I notice that the heat element does not stay on for the entire cycle. Maybe on for about 3 min then turns off. Now the fan on the bottom in the back, it started making a terrible grinding sound & poof the entire dryer shuts down. Maybe this is a lemon brand.

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The heating element usually stays on while drying it is possible the thermal device that turns on and off the element might be working incorrectly and turning the element off too soon

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Is outlet holding plug good and tight (assuming this is electric as you say heating element). I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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