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Re: only warm air wont dry cloths
Check to see if you have good air flow on the outside at the vent. If not, there is a build up of lint somewhere. Some vent systems are long and can be cleared with a leaf blower attached to the inside where the dryer is connected.
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You have an vent issue..If the clothes are hot but not drying your not getting proper air circulation, you need airflow thru the unit to help remove the moisture from the clothing other wise you end up with warm moist clothing... Start unit and go outside to where the dryer vent comes thru the wall and check the airflow with your hand ,you should feel a good flow of warm air. If not some where between the unit and the vent their is a restriction either in the flex duct or the duct work in the wall which will need cleaned out before the clothes will dry in a normal time frame..Plus it cost a lot to run the dryer 2 or 3 cycles to dry clothes Hope this helps Good Luck
It could be if you have it set on Auto dry the thermister is not working properly.But its much more likley the their is a clog or restriction in yor exhaus duct that is venting the dryer. Start by running the dryer and going outside and checking airflow should have agood flow of warm air,if not the entire system should be cleaned not just the flex hose behind unit.. You need good air circulation to dry the clothes properly thats what helps get rid of the moisture. If not what you end up with after one cycle is warm moist clothing..... Hope this Helps with your concern
Have you opened the door while its running to see if its warm inside (heater working) If its getting warm and still not drying the clothes properly you likley have a air circulation concern. With the unit running check the exhaust vent outside from dryer it should have a good flow of warm air, if not you have a restriction sowher between the unit and outside. Heat alone will take forever to dry clothing,you need good air circulation to remove the moisture from the clothes otherwise all you will end up with is warm moist clothing.This generaly happens over a long period of time and then all of a sudden you realize the dryer is not working like it use to..Hope this helps you with your concern.....
I got cut short.. and disconnected...so if this is a repeat, please forgive me:
1. Heat alone does not dry clothes
2. Air alone does not dry clothes.
3. Only dry, heated air passing over and through clothes will dry them...
I recommend the following:
Set the dryer for "Air Dry".
Go outside and check the dryer exhaust.
Confirm that the exhaust is spewing out lots of air.
If it is, then you have a need for a technician to inspect everything - in person.
If it is NOT, the you need to determine the clog - or reason that air is not moving through your dryer, clothes and exhaust system.
ONLY 2 possibilities exist:
1. Fan motor is frozen and needs replacement....or
2. Duct/exhaust is clogged with lint and will not allow air to pass through.
Off hand I would think that you are not getting either the proper amount of heat (or no heat) or you have plenty of heat and insufficient airflow to release all of the moisture outside.
Both of the above possibilities are connected to airflow. Most dryers when the air ducts are restricted will burn out their thermal fuse, thus you don't have any more heat to dry your cloths.
Check your dryer venting outside when it is running, see if you are getting a healthy amount of air coming out, it should also be a good deal warm if it has been running for a while on high heat.
If it is warm and not much air, stop your dryer immediately so you do not burn out your high temperature limit fuse. Then disconnect the dryer hose from your dryer, start the dryer again (no heat setting) see how much air is coming out. If it is significantly more, you'll need to clean out your dryer venting in the house, if still low, the dryer itself is plugging up and needs to be cleaned from the lint trap to the blower wheel. (90% or more of the time they do not plug up after the blower motor to the back of the dryer.)
if the clothes are warm after the cycle then you need to make sure the vent to the outside of the house is not plugged if they are not warm then it is in the heating circuit of the dryer wether it be the element or a fuse will have to be tested. to dry clothes it takes heat and air flow if you dont have one of the two they will not dry correctly
Do you know if the dryer vent is free of obstructions?Check outside where the dryer vents outside ,and see if the air is weak or flowing freely.If it is not clogged the air should be pretty strong from the vent outside.If it has blockage it will definitly take longer to dry your clothes.
with a gas dryer in which your assured te hventing is free and clear of any obstructions, i would look to replace the coil pack located atop the gas valve itself, probably about $25 part number 279834... 2 coils simply mount atop the valvle