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Dryer either doesn't dry or burns my clothes

I've had it melt some anything from underwear to jeans yet most time it doesn't dry a load of towels or shirts even after an hour

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Ck air flow out vent at back try drying load with vent hose disconnected ..if drys ok ck vent from inside to outside for restrictions

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3 BATH TOWELS AND ONE HAND TOWEL WERE NOT DRY AFTER 60 MINUTES IN DRYER . THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE WE BOUGHT DRYER IN MAY. A LOAD OF UNDERWEAR, T SHIRTS AND SWEAT SOCKS ALSO WILL NOT DRY IN AN HOUR...


HI,
If the unit is less than a year, you problem is a restricted vent system and not in the unit either. A simple test would be disconnect the vent from the back of the unit, run the dryer. If your clothes dry faster, your problem is in the vent system. If no improvement, problem is in the dryer. Get back to me and let me know how this goes.
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Aug 09, 2011 | Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

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SENSOR DRY IN SAMSUNG DRYERS


As a tech, I'm constantly fielding questions about loads of clothes not drying properly in the larger Samsung dryers--and this tip can be used for a lot of dryers with the sensor-dry feature. Sensor drying uses a pair of metal strips located on the filter holder or on the back wall in the dryer. When wet clothes rub against the strips, this sends a signal to the main board which tells the dryer to keep going. Unless large loads are used, the consumer should use "timed dry". This is because smaller loads won't hit the sensor strips often enough and cause the computer to count down too rapidly. Also, consumers should try to make sure like items are placed with like items( shirts with shirts, pants with pants, towels with towels, etc) Thick clothing(jeans, heavy sweatshirts, etc.) usually will have damp spots like pockets due to the moisture not being able to contact the sensor strips--the technology is not 100%. Also, if there are problems with the timer starting to count down too rapidly all the time, and dryer sheets are used, the sensor strips may be coated with a waxy layer. Use some super fine emory cloth to polish the coating off of the sensor strips. You very well might find that the problem is solved and not have to initiate a service call!

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GE Dryer model DDE8509R0MWW is getting warm but not hot, takes forever for clothes to dry :(


Check the ductwork for excess lint, kinks, bird nests (yes) or anything else that would restrict the air flow. There is a lazy man's shortcut for electric dryers ONLY: Disconnect the dryer vent and run a load of damp clothes... if the dryer dries the load in normal time, the duct is clogged or kinked. If it doesn't, it's something wrong inside the dryer.

The most common reason for your problem is the cycling thermostat. This is cheap and relatively easy to fix. GE cycling thermostats require turning OFF the power and removing the front of the dryer. It's located on the blower housing. Two wires, two screws. If you have an ohm meter, a good one will read zero ohms.

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Cycling-Thermostat/276447?modelNumber=DDE8509RCMWW

The other possibility is the heater element. GE has a dual element. If half of this heater breaks, it takes a long time to dry towels and jeans. Incredibly, GE gets about $200 for these because you can't replace only the heating coil (which was only about $30)... you have to buy the whole unit. This requires removal of the drum. Not impossible for do-it-yourselfers, but it's a challenge for first timers.

Good luck.

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My whirlpool dryer will not dry clothes in one try.takes a second time to dry a load. especially jeans or towels


Make sure the lint filter is free of dirt. If this is a gas dryer, listen for the burner switch on. If you hear it switch on and switches off in less than a minute, you will need a new gas valve solenoid. This part goes part and goes on safety - switch off gas. In return you only get a air dry (not heated).

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I have a LG Electric Dryer DLE5932W. When I run it on any of the settings in sensor dry the dryer turns off before the clothes are dry and you have to run it multiple times to get a load dry. Then if you...


this could be operator error please hear me out...... when wash bath towels you also put in wash cloths and hand towels .... there is a sensor in dryer drum shroud in front of lint filter to metal silver strips when the clothes are tumbling they sweep across this sensor telling the dryer heat to stay on and continue to dry.... if th small wash cloth sweeps it first before the bath towel then u get the same results as your describing just like if you were waqshing colors load like cotton tshirt and blue jeans the tshirt is going to dry way faster than blue jeans so if the tshirt sweeps that sensor first the dryer going to shut off we have to sort our clothes to thickness ans same size articles just try it once i bet your clothes are dry when cycle completes

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Dryer is taking too long to dry clothes, even on AccuDry setting for Jeans/towels - it still is heating, just not heating enought to dry clothes, I have been doing two cycles at least for a very small...


Your house vent is restricted causing the long time to dry complaint.
Please clean the entire vent to the outside.
Also make sure the vent behind the dryer does not get smashed when the dryer is pushed back to the wall.

Jan 19, 2010 | Whirlpool GEQ9800P Electric Dryer

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My roper REX3514 Dryer will only dry on the time cycle.


If you use a lot of dryer sheets, it will build up an oily residue on the sensor strips causing a "false" reading. Light sandpaper and alchohol over the strips should clean them well. Another possibility, is if you have a mixed load, ie..towels, socks, jeans , if a sock or something light keeps hitting the strips, the dryer thinks the whole load is dry (it doesn't know there are different thing in there) Try keeping loads similar when using auto dry.

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Kenmore dryer is not drying


The following link will give you some advice on dryer heat problems:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses dryer ventilation. Most dryer heat related problems are caused by poor air flow due to clogged ventilation. Follow the advice given to isolate whether you may have a ventilation problem internal or external to your dryer first. You may not have anything wrong but some lint accumulation. If left in a clogged condition, the dryer heating circuits will eventually overheat to failure.

If you verify everything and still have long dry times, make sure you are separating items correctly. I'm not trying to insult your intelligence, but some people simply do not know. For example: dry towels and jeans separately from other articles of clothing because they take longer. And. overloading a dryer will make it dry less efficient.

I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you still require assistance.

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Frigidaire AEQ8000 dryer doesn't completely dry clothes


1. Gas valve coilsIgniter glows, then shuts off without igniting gas - the problem is probably with defective coils (black, located on top of the gas valve). It is recommended to replace all coils (usually two or three) if found defective.

Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

3. Igniter
Igniter may burn out or break. Replace the igniter if found defective.

Note: Igniters are very fragile and break easily. It is recommended to handle the igniter only touching the ceramic part of it (usually white in color).

4. Flame sensor (or radiant heat sensor)
Replace the sensor (located near the igniter) if found defective.

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My Whirlpool Clean Touch electric dryer is not drying clothes very well. It is not getting real hot, and it takes two cycles to get most things dry. Towels and jeans take part of a third to dry. I clean...


IF YOUR DRYER HEATS AT ALL, BUT WON'T DRY THE CLOTHES, 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME THERE IS A RESTRICTION IN THE AIR FLOW. PULL THE EXHAUST OFF OF THE BACK OF THE DRYER AND DRY ONE LOAD. IF IT DRIES O.K., THERE IS A RESTRICTION IN THE DUCT WORK.
CLEAN OUT THE LINT FROM THE DUCT WORK. IF THE DUCT WORK IS FLEXIBLE MATERIAL, REPLACE IT WITH RIGID 4 INCH METAL DUCT.

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