The dyer cuts on, has no burning smell and is only 3 years old, but you have to dry the clothes twice (80minutes for 1 cycle) to get them to dry. This problem started about 2 weeks ago all of a sudden. I clean my dryer vent out twice a year and cleaned it again. Still the problem is there. The dryer is in a very ventilated area. I cant figure it out. I have 2 switches connected to the element itself could one of them be bad?
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Re: Dryer heating but not drying the clothes
Be 100% sure there is a good air flow outside the house where the dryer vents out this is the most comon problem. Next check in side the dryer drum at the back give a slight tug on the drum toward the front of the dryer you are looking to mack sure there is not a gap between the bulkhead and drum felt. If there is a good seal there then I would repace the Theremostat on the blower housing this is the cycle theremostat
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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.
Check the following areas to combat this issue. in most cases, this will be a Venting issue.
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct,
is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot
of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying
time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer
cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the
dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance
repairman perform this task.
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one
of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance.
Replace the defective thermostat.
3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case
it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes.
Replace the element if found defective.
There is a little sensor that tells the dryer when to heat and when not to heat. that sensor is bad. If you take the back of the dryer off you will see it. It is about the size of a half dollar and has 2 wires that plug into it. While you have it apart make sure that the dryer vent on the back of the dryer is not plugged with lint. Major cause for fires in dryers.
You probably did not dislodge a heating element but you may have a longer and/or restrictive path for your venting system than in your previous residence.. make sure your lint fuilter is clean, and then since you have an electric dryer, you can dry a load of clothes with the exhaust into the room ( as a temporary check) to see if the dryer is exhausting properly. If possible, open all windows in that area to move that humid air out. You'll probabl;y find that the dyer is OK and its a restrictive vent.. Hope that helps...
Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it