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Dryer gets hot and tumbles, but load takes 2 hrs to dry complete.

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That means that there is a problem either with the vent , or the heating element, or the thermostat, rarely this can also be caused by a defective control.
Ususally this is a heating/thermostat, or a ventilation problem.

See also Drying is too slow.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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