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We have a frigidaire affinity gas clothes dryer... It works with no error codes, however it takes two or more run cycles to dry a load of clothes. I replaced all of the venting (about 22 feet), and cleaned all the lint out of the machine. Ideas? Shouldn't it dry faster, or is the vent length too long?

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Did you clean out the internal duct work and the blower?
What is the model number listed on the dryer?

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SOURCE: Frigidaire GLGQ642A Gas Dryer Problem - runs warm - cycles hot then cool

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It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.


Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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SOURCE: Frigidaire dryer heats but clothes not drying

A1 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.

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I could not find the model number you listed. I also would be very concerned about over heating until we can find and locate the problem. Look inside the door and compare number with the on listed here at Fixya. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: I have a Frigidaire model # FG01442ESO, gas drier not drying

Them coils is overheating Take a look

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SOURCE: my frigidaire affinity front load dryer shows the

AD is a indication of board problems.I would unplug the unit for 20 minutes to see if unit will reset

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