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I have the he4 smart dryer and it takes way to long to dry

The dryer takes more than 4 hours to dry my towels, this just doesn't seem right

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Cleaning the lint filter after completion of a dryer load is part of the regular care and maintenance of your appliance.
First, make certain that the ventilation hose doesn't have any obstructions in it. Second, make certain that the ventilation hose is positioned properly to allow the air being vented to flow freely. Make certain that the lint screen and lint duct is clean. Check the fuse and heating element.
And also the Washer,Maybe it is not spinning the clothes dry enough.



Remove the vent from the rear of the dryer and see if there is wet lint and possibly water in the hose. Find if there is blockage in the vent hood and inside the hose(like a kink). Clean or replace the venting and your dryer will work like new.

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Its because of two things.either the heating element is faulty or the thermostat is faulty.also it is quite possible that the vents from which the heat reaches the compartment are blocked. this things need to be checked .

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Hi rachie

It sounds like the heating element might have gone bad and needs to be replaced. How long have you had this dryer and are the towels hot when you take them out? You should also check all of the vents to make sure you are getting proper airflow.

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Hi! 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.

Also, 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, check it
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    Rylee Smith Jan 07, 2009

    I think the motor is not running at the desired speed and thats why it takes 4 hrs to dry and also check that it may not be spinning in opposite direction (which occurs due to ground short with main )

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    Rylee Smith Jan 07, 2009

    And also check for the blower motor.

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HI,

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
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
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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Hi there
The heating element or the thermostat has gone faulty, calling an engineer would be a good idea

Good luck and kind regards

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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