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HAve an LG dryer that blows cold air

I clean the lint after ever load and there is little to clean, have pulled the dryer away from the wall but has made little difference

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The dryer outlet hose leads somewhere outdoors. Go outside and make sure that there is nothing (lint, leaves, etc) blocking the outside end of the outlet. This would be the first and simplest solution before you consider anything else.

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Does the dryer get warm, or is the heating not coming on at all? Have you tried cleaning your vent leading to the outside, it could be plugged.

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I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out

FIX

1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out



2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall

3 pull dryer out from wall

4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall

4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer

5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint

6 inspect inside flex line for any lint

7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint

8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc

9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT

10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business

Good Luck





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