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Dryer not heating

I have to keep re setting at least 4 times to get clothes dry. Vent is cleaned after every load and dryer is still not drying clothes. What do you suppose the problem is?

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THE PROBLEM IS YOUR WALL VENT CLOGGED OR THE BACK OF THE DRYER VENT HOLE IS CLOGGED,IT KEEPS THE MOIST HOT AIR IN THE DRYER SO YOUR CLOTHS TAKE FOREVER TO DRY,THEY MUST BE CLEARED FOR THE DRYER TO WORK AGAIN-MIKE

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2. A common issue with clothes dryers could be the wrong heat setting. Most home dryers feature several settings, from low heat settings to high heat and permanent press. Be sure the setting you choose is right for your needs. Another setting to check is the load size of your dryer. If you are drying a large amount of clothes, be sure the setting for large loads on high heat is selected. Choosing the wrong heat setting or load size can cause your clothes and linens to take longer to dry.
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3. One of the simplest fixes for drying issues might just be that your lint trap is clogged. Each time you use your dryer, lint will form in the trap. If the lint trap and vents are full, this could block air going into your dryer and slow down if not completely stop the drying process. After you use your dryer, remove this lint trap and empty it fully. Even if the lint trap is full, your other dryer vents might be clogged as well.
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4. If your clothes are in the dryer for a long amount of time, but still not drying, the reason for this could be a clogged vent. A sign that your vent is clogged is if your clothes are warm or hot to the touch after sitting in the dryer, but still damp. To unclog your dryer vent, you may need professional assistance. This is especially necessary if your dryer vent leading out of the house is particularly long.
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Check the following to address this issue--


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Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

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