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Heating problem It takes several cycles to completely dry a load. I took off the back to see if anything was causing the problem, but with no succcess. Also the heating eliment does work but turns off shortly after a new cycle begins...what can I do without calling a tech. Thanks Dave

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Most dryer heat related problems are attributed to poor ventilation. An easy way to determine if you have a clog somewhere in the ventilation is to remove the vent hose form the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load. The air flow leaving the dryer, should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees F).

If the airflow is warm and the dryer performs as it should, you may have a clog in your ventilation from the point where it leaves the dryer, to where it exits it your home. In particular, if you have a vent line that runs through an attic or crawl space. These configurations are known for creating choke points for lint to accumulate.

If the airflow is weak and/or cold, you may have a clog INSIDE the dryer blower fan housing or a failed internal component. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

It is normal for the heating element to cycle on and off. The dryer has an internal bias (operating) thermostat that maintains the internal drum temperature based on your temperature setting. The heating element is not supposed to stay on continuously. Before assuming we have a failed component, doublecheck your ventilation for kinks or clogs and let me know.

If you have questions, or require further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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