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Long time to dry clothes, good heat, bad air flow?

Friend suggested removing back panel and vacuuming inside. is that safe practice?

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He is talking about cleaning out the unit for lint that may block the unit somewhere from drum to where it vents outside---I would have a pro do this---seen ones who for 30 dollars will come and clean and clear it as well--lint can present a fire hazard and there are hundreds of fires reported each year that are caused by this---regular cleaning can prevent that and improve performance and extend the life of the dryer and your home.

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I have had the same problem with my dryer for about 2 months. I bought a heater kit upgrade on eBay, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220334963461 , and installed it myself this past weekend. Easy to install for a do-it-yourselfer. About 6 screws to remove, lay the dryer on the back and its all right in front of you. Dryer is working like it is new again.

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You need to clean the vent ducting from the point where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. The reason the dryer performed better was because it was not meeting any resistance from the ducting to push air through the exhaust on the back of the dryer. You obviously have a clog, kink, excessive bend, or a run that is too long. If you haven't had your vent ducting inspected or cleaned in a while, now would be a good time. In addition, the fact that your dryer became excessively hot WITH the ducting attached adds credence to my suspicion that your ducting is clogged or obstructed in some way. Without proper air flow the dryer will actually overheat to the point of failure. Usually the Thermal Cut-Out (also known as a Thermister) will blow. This component is designed to blow like a fuse in the event of an overheat condition and must be replaced. Running your dryer in an overheat condition not only will damage the appliance, but it can become a fire hazard. I would recommend a thorough ventilation inspection and cleaning. Make sure you are using the metallic semi-rigid ducting and NOT the plastic ducting. The semi-rigid resists crushing, kinking, is heat resistant and resists intrusion by rodents. If you have questions about anything I've explained to you, please contact me and let me know. I hope this helps.

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check the outside of your house to see how strong the blowing is if it's weak then it's in the vent tube

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SOURCE: dryer heats, tumbles clothes, blows air out exhause vent, but wont dry clothes

what type is this electric or gas? have you removed the exsaust from the wall and ran a load like this? if you have heat and this is an electric dryer it sounds like you have a blockage in your house. if the dryer runs fine without the exsaust attached then that is your problem. let me know

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Heating element only stays hot for 30 seconds after starting dryer. Takes 2 hours to dry clothes.

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