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Dryer taking double the time to dry.....

I am getting ready to order a heating element but after doing some research on this forum I am not 100% sure that the heating element is the problem. The machine is taking double the time to dry, even then I have some items of clothing that come out very damp (Often it is the small items instead of the heavier bigger items) and when I remove the clothes they are not even hot but luke warm. I have vacuumed the vent and filter even removing the round piece that holds the lint bucket. Any suggestions?

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  • Mama4mia Jan 31, 2009

    Thank you for your input. Is the thermostat behind the lint box or in the heating element box, and how would I be able to tell if it is faulty...same for the resistor block; I've never heard of this and, of course, this is not shown in the manual.



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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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If its turning fine, and there is no lint, it could be the resistor block or thermostat is faulty, this is often cheap compared to the heating element.

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