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Re: It takes several cycles to dry my clothes.
Ok Is this gas or electric? If it is gas then you may be haveing a problem with your ignitor coils. take the bottom panel off with a putty knife there should be 2 clips you can see them with a flash light push the putty knife in and pop the panel out. watch the ignition. if the units ignitor glows read and missfires. You have bad coils. replace the solinoids this shouild solve the problem.
But if by removing the vent from the wall and you run a load and it runs fine then you know you still have a problem in your wall.
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First of all, please make sure the vent is clear all the way through. Next the vent must be straight as possible. Next it can not be to long. People think that because they feel the air outside the vent is clear, not always true. The vent can be partially clogged. So make sure. Next, if the vent hose has sags or bows and even tight turns. It can accumulate the moisture in it from the drying proceed. If water has collected in the vent hose the clothes will not dry properly. If the vent is to long it can not dry properly either, the blower on the dryer can only move air so far. So the shorter the better. If all of these requirements are meet. Then, I would have to start checking the thermostats. I hope I have helped you. Please respond if you need further assistance.
2 things are needed to dry clothes. 1 is good air flow. Check to make sure that the dryer vent is not clogged or partially clogged with lint. Also make sure there are no kinks in the vent hose. With the dryer running you should feel good air flow blowing out of the outside house vent. The 2nd thing a dryer needs heat. Check to see that the dryer feels warm to hot when you reach in to tough the clothes. It is possible that the heat element has partially failed. Another thing to investigate is how well the laundry machine is spinning out the water in the spin cycle. This spin cycle is used to get as much water out as possible prior to placing the clothes in the dryer. The wetter the clothes when they come out of the laundry, the longer it takes to dry them.
Make sure the dryer exhaust hose is not plugged, if there is a flap door on the outside of the house make sure it is free and opens when the dryer is working. The exhaust should be no longer than 15 feet to work efficiantly. each 90 degree bend counts as 2.5 ft.so 2 bends equals 5 ft of. That leaves 10 feet for the exhaust to be fead to the outside. A plugged exhaust hose is usually the problem when the heat is in the dryer but it takes 3 or 4 cycles to dry. good luck.
A Whirlpool dryer either heats or doesn't heat . This problem is an indication of a blocked vent hose , from the rear of the dryer to the outside vent outlet . Try removing the vent hose from the back of the dryer and dry a load , to verify this problem . Wet lint inside the hose also means the air cannot escape to the outside .
check the vent hose to the outside,especially if there's been siding installed on the house and the vent has one of those plastic guards by the outside exhaust,for keeping birds out,this can plug around the vent and build up with wet lint,run it without the hose on and see if drying time comes down to normal again,then you know the outside vent is the problem
The vent may be stopped up, or the vent hose crimped so the air cannot escape, you can check the air flow at the vent on the outside of the house while the dryer is running.
try cleaning the vent and the lint screen with a vacuum cleaner, you may need to replace the vent hose, this should solve the problem
if the clothes are warm after the cycle then you need to make sure the vent to the outside of the house is not plugged if they are not warm then it is in the heating circuit of the dryer wether it be the element or a fuse will have to be tested. to dry clothes it takes heat and air flow if you dont have one of the two they will not dry correctly
make sure you have a strong air flow from the dryer it self take hose off and run the unit it should force your hand away if not your dryer is stopped up you will have to take fan casing off and clean (the metal going to hole for vent hose) if you do go outside and make sure you vent outside is opening and free of lint also wash your lint filter with warm soapy water fabric sheets stop them up and cause longer drying time
Generally whilpool dryers heat of dont heat.. output should be around 150 .. i would check hose to make sure not clogged or just run without hose and see if that makes a difference... post if need more help