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Dryer heat output is 148, but takes several runs to dry clothes

I have an amana ALE956EAW electric dryer, however, I can't find an user's manual for the model #. I recently had the dryer checked and was told that the heating output was 148. However, drying a load of clothes takes nearly 180 minutes. What could be the problem, and is there a manual, and has this model # been discontinued?

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I had the same problem. Turns out the length of the "exhaust pipe" was simply too long (our laundry room is in the middle of the house). I installed a pressure-activated booster fan in the exhaust ducting and it all works great now! The "pressure" comes from the dryer's fans. As soon as the dryer starts blowing in to the exhaust, the booster fan comes one. Have had this installed for several years now. Other than having to clean the booster fan "blades' every couple of years, no problems whatsoever.

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You most likely have a ventilation problem somewhere in your exhaust line. This can be very dangerous and a fire risk. You need to do a thorough check of your vent pipe and make sure it is clear and the exterior trap door is working freely.

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