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Taking 2 hours to dry load of clothes

My dryer has started taking between 2 and 2.5 hours to dry and when empty, it has a faint odor of mildew?

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  • donihunter13 Jan 20, 2009

    Mine takes two cycles to dry clothes - this cant be right. . . . . . 

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I always first check the air flow. Turn the dryer on and check the air flow outside at the vent. If your not sure what a good air flow would be then disconnect the vent hose at the dryer and feel the air flow at the dryer and compair to the outside.

If the air flow on the outside is not what it should be then a leaf blower hooked to the inside vent hose will clear it out.

Good air flow, then I put an oven thermometer at the dryer air discharge to check the temp.

It should cycle between 100 - 150 degrees, if not, then let me know what it's reading

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