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Dryer takes more than one cycle to dry clothes

I have a GE front load dryer that is a few years old. It gets warm but is not drying my clothes complete. It usually take more than one or two cycles. Please help!!! The lint vent is clean, plus i cleaned the front lint vent.

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  • scubasteve61 Jan 08, 2008

    I have plenty of air flow coming out of the exhaust but it is not hot air. my model # is dwsr483eb2ww

  • hal3ko Jul 08, 2008

    The only part of the dryer that really gets warm is the back. We've checked the duct & lint traps...all clean.

  • frankie3 Oct 03, 2008

    I have this same problem at a rental unit I am going to this wknd...where is the hi heat thermo and how can I test it with a meter to insure it is bad, once I confirm the lint and duct work flows freely? Thanks

  • frankie3 Oct 03, 2008 model is a GE DWSR483EB2WW for the post I just put out there....thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dryer gets hot but not hot enough. Have to run thru several cycles to dry clothes. no blockage in exhaust vent and lint filter is clean.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    One cycle of drying now does not completely dry clothes. Setting the permanent press and the regular cycle does not dry them completely. I have to use the timed drying to complete. Vent is not restricted.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    my dryer is drying very slowly takes a really long time and then the clothes are not coming out completely dry. how do I get rid of excess lint

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    What does e34 mean on my dryer? The dryer runs but the clothes are not drying, the dryer is not even three years old yet. I have cleared out all the vents, what next? Please help

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Also not drying as well as it should. Taking too long and lint is cleaned out every where.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    The vent is totally clear, took the whole machine apart and cleaned every inch of the filter/venting.Tested the heat swich for continuity it was good. Start dryer and vent gets hot but it takes two cycles to dry the clothes. Seven year old Frigidaire dryer.



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Did you clean the entire length of the vent ducting? Or, did you only clean the lint trap on the dryer and the exhaust vent outside? If you didn't clean the ducting as well, you may still have a clog somewhere causing your dryer to be "starved" for air. A dryer needs proper air flow to dry properly. One way to check is to turn the dryer on and go outside to the exhaust vent opening. Feel to see if you have sufficient air flow. If the air flow is weak, you have a clog. If not, you may have a high limit thermostat cutting off prematurely, not allowing the heating element to heat long enough. Check your ducting first and let me know if this helps.

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