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Drying clothes this morning opened dryer cleaned lint filter turned back on only to hear the sound that it was on like hhhhhmmmmm but no turning or drying. I cleaned out the back area where the wheel is to make it spin but no spin only the hhhhmmmmmm noise. No actual movement. It is a GE dryer.

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If you cleaned the blower wheel and its still making a hmmmm sound then you need to replace your motor

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Dryers do what they are designed to do, Dry things. In the process everything inside the drying cylinder makes dust and airborne particulates called Lint. The Biggest bane for dryers is Lint accumulation. Clean the Lint filter screen. If it detaches from the dryer housing with screws remove them. Clean out what you see if you have a wet vacuum with a small hose carefully push this down into the opening and vacuum it ou. Another thing pull your dryer out from the wall disconnect the power and remove the vent hose. Vacuum inside the opening in the back of the dryer. You would be surprised how much lint accummulates here. Lastly check your vent hose for lint accumulation or blockage. If you find it blocked, disconnect the hose from the vent going outside and clean it all out with a vacuum . Put it all back together and run a load of clothes if you dont see a marked improvement in circulation and drying time, then either the blower fan is n't working properly or you have a burned out thermostat. If you have heat flowing turn it up to max heat and see how hot it really gets if on opening the dryer you feel extreme heat then it is either working right or the thermostat is not shutting off at the high limit. the Thermostat is a piece of Bimetallic metal that is extremely sensitive to certain temperatures. When they reach the preset heat limit they shut off allowing the heating elements not to burn out. A good investment is to keep dryer maintenance at regular intervals. They sell dryer cleaning brushes and Vacuum hose attachments for getting into the deep crevasses and nether regions of your dryer. Good luck and happy drying

Apr 06, 2014 | Roper Dryers

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No lint on filter? Where is it all going? Checked exhaust vent bought a vacuum attachment and there is no lint. Twice and sometimes triple the drying time! Help!


Instructions
  1. Dryer Does Not Run
    • 1 Close the door firmly. The dryer will not operate if the door is not completely closed.
    • 2 Press the "Start" button firmly or push the knob in to start the dryer.
    • 3 Turn the dial past the "Off" position and away from "Wrinkle Prevent." The dryer will not start in the "Off" or "Wrinkle Prevent" position.
    Long Drying Times
    • 4 Remove the lint screen. Clean it and replace it.
    • 5 Check the temperature of the room. The dryer will not operate properly in temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • 6 Inspect the area around the dryer. It requires at least 1-inch clearance on the front and sides of the dryer. A 5-inch clearance is needed on the back of the dryer. Move the dryer, if needed.
    • 7 Separate large loads and do not use an air dry cycle.
    Lint, Stains and Wrinkles
    • 8 Clean the lint screen before drying each load of clothes to prevent lint buildup on clothing.
    • 9 Add fabric softener sheets before starting a drying cycle. If the sheets are added after the load has partially dried, they can leave stains on the clothing.
    • 10 Dry small loads and remove clothing as soon as the drying cycle completes to prevent wrinkling.
    Dryer is Noisy
    • 11 Check the inside of the dryer for loose change, buttons or other items. Empty the pockets on clothing before drying.
    • 12 Separate items that are knotted together and restart the load. Knotted or balled up clothing will bounce and make the dryer vibrate.
    • 13 Level the dryer. Turn the leveling legs on the front of the dryer clockwise or counter-clockwise until the dryer is level. Turning the legs clockwise will lower the dryer. Turning the legs counter-clockwise will raise the dryer.

Jan 15, 2013 | Admiral Dryers

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I own a Bosch Nexxt Series Electric Dryer, the clothes come out with a petrolium smell, grease or something. I have cleaned the trap, duct work, bearing shield to no avial. It is not the washer, the


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Dryer Does Not Turn On
1

Ensure that the dryer's power supply cord is firmly plugged into an electrical outlet.
2

Inspect the structure's fuse box for a tripped fuse. Each fuse is assigned a single "On/Off" switch. If any fuse switch is in the "Off" position, flip that switch to the "On" position. If the problem persists, contact a professional electrician.

3

Press the "Start/Stop" button on the left side of the dryer's control panel.
4

Close the dryer door firmly so that the door clicks into place. The dryer will not operate if the door is not shut.
Lint Filter
5

Clean the lint filter. Twist the program selector knob on the control panel to the "Off" position, then open the dryer door. Pull the lint filter out of the dryer. The lint filter is located at the front of the dryer's tumbler, and is inserted vertically into the dryer. Gently stroke your hand over the filter to clear the lint, then reinsert the filter and close the door.
6

Turn the dryer off and allow at least 30 minutes for the dryer to cool, as excessive heat can cause a drying program malfunction.
7

Increase the ventilation of the room the dryer is located in, such as by opening a door or window. Excessive heat will cause the dryer to automatically turn off until it cools as a safety measure. Increasing the ventilation will help keep the dryer cool.
Clothing Not Fully Dry
8

Clean the moisture sensor. Open the dryer door to access the moisture sensor. The black-colored sensor consists of two bars, and is located at the front of the dryer's tumbler, to the left of the lint filter. The sensor should be cleaned with a clean cloth and white vinegar once per month.
9

Clean the lint filter. Twist the program selector knob on the control panel to the "Off" position, then open the dryer door. Pull out the lint filter. The lint filter is located at the front of the dryer's tumbler, and is inserted vertically into the dryer. Gently stroke your hand over the filter to clear the lint, then insert the filter back into the dryer and close the door.
10

Spin the laundry at a higher spin speed in the washing machine before placing the laundry into the dryer to reduce the moisture content.
11

Turn the dryer off and allow at least 30 minutes to pass for the dryer to cool, as excessive heat can cause a drying program malfunction.

Jan 09, 2013 | Bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 Electric Dryer

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My bosh next 700 series I not heating to dry the clothes I checked the vent and it not clogged inside and outside. Help pls


Try to reset the thermal cutoff, but should be no reason why it should have tripped.
The actual operating procedure is
The air enters the body of the dryer through the large opening in front of the dryer
Then the air is sucked past the heating element and into the tumbler. (the tumbler is the large bin holding your clothes).
Then after the air has circulated around the clothes, it enters the door and is directed down through the lint screen. (this catches lint from the drying process... some clothes producte more lint (such as towels) than others (such as panties) because the weave is more coarse.
Then the air passes through a duct in the front of the dryer (after the lint filter) and into the fan.
The fan forces the air into the duct leading out the back of the dryer, at which point it exits your house.
It is extremely difficult to tell you the problem without being there to eliminate any one of several things that could be the problem. First, when you have the dryer turned on and have the heat setting set to cottons, is there ANY heat at all? If you feel the door, and there is SOME heat but there is not much heat on the clothes when you feel them, the intake opening in front of the dryer is probably in need of cleaning.

While you should always clean your lint filter after each use of your dryer, you should also periodically clean the intake at least once every six months. If you do not, the air intake is eventually restricted and the drying efficiency of the drye is affected. Consult your owner's manual for the exact location of the air intake.

IF THE INTAKE IS CLEAN and clear of obstruction, and there is still not enough heat to dry the clothes, but the door feels warm when dryer is operating. Then this would imply that the exhaust duct needs cleaned out. This is something that definitely needs done periodically to prevent fire. The exhaust duct collects additional lint that the lint filter misses. While this is a small amount of lint, over a period of time, this builds up on the inside of the exhaust duct and prevents the flow of the exhaust which reduces the heated air flow around the clothes in the tumbler. This results in the air not flowing and not becoming warm enough to dry the clothes efficiently.

IF THERE IS NO HEAT AT ALL: Then there is a likelihood that the heater itself needs replacement. This is a costly repair and you will be wise to invest in another dryer instead.

The working process of your clothes dryer is a relatively simple machine. It brings in air, heats the air, flows the air through the tumber where the clothes tumble loosely with the heated air circulating around them, then the air passes through the lint filter as it exits out your home. The lint filter is necessary because those tiny pieces of fabric (lint) can collect in your exhaust duct and catch fire. This is the major cause of dryer fires. This is why you should also periodically clean out your exhaust duct. Even though you have a lint filter, the lint filter does NOT catch all the lint and lint will eventually coat the interior walls of the exhaust duct.

Apr 20, 2012 | Bosch Dryers

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I have had this elect dryer for about 3 years. Same prob from the start.. Takes forever to dry any load of clothes.. Litterally 4 plus hours to dry 5 bath towel and 6 or 7 wash cloths.. this is...


Long drying times can commonly be the result of improper or restricted venting.

Examine your vent hose. How long is it? Too many bends?

Check to make sure your vent hose is clear and free of an restrictions.

If vented outside, is the flap opening properly and free of lint buildup and is the hose clear?

Pull your dryer away from the wall and disconnect the vent hose, use a vacuum or brush to clean out the inside of the hose, sometimes shaking the hose a bit (if possible) will free any lint buildup that your vacuum or brush may have missed.

Don't overlook cleaning out the pipe that the hose connects to on the back of the dryer.

Lastly if you have a lint filter that's on the top like mine, remove the lint filter and check for obstructions there, use a lint filter brush and clean well, this is often overlooked and a major cause of poor drying, overheating, or fire.

Feb 11, 2011 | Dryers

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Hi super capacity dryer - tumbling ok, apparent hot air when door is opened, but clothes still damp after about 90 minutes of drying time..also no visible lint in lint trap..? any suggestions? thank you


ventilation problem,disconect hose from back of dryer make sure lint trap is clean turn dryer on clothes should dry,if they do your is bad or vent to house is stoped up

Jan 23, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Does not dry clothes, keeps turning off prior to


then it maybe the heat element.Is it getting hot and it may be the controll panel,there still could be sme lint stock some were,try using vacum hose and put in back of dryer it may free it up.

Jul 08, 2010 | LG DLE5977 Stainless Steel Electric Dryer

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My dryer is not drying the clothes. It is a self venting dryer and I clean the filter everytime but the clothes are not drying. The filter light keeps flashing and I think the dryer is turning off.


check the out side vent and make sure that it is not blocked with lint also make sure that the ducting is not kinked or has to many curves in it that will hamper the effects of proper drying

Jun 09, 2010 | Dryers

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My dryer won't heat


is it a condenser or vented tumble dryer

Jun 28, 2009 | Dryers

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Tumble dryer wont dry


hi do you have any blockages in the vent system (lint) can you hear the fan running and are the filters clean.did you put it back together correctly.hope this helps.

Mar 05, 2008 | Dryers

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