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Dryer not drying clothes properly

It's hard to summarize the exact issue with my dryer (Frigidaire M# GLER642AS0). First of all, it usually takes about 3 to 4 cycles to dry a load, the dryer gets hot (the back and top get hot, especially the back) but the drum seems to either get no heat or minimal heat. I tried cleaning the vent but it did nothing.

Later i took the lower back vent plate off and the tube that connects to the vent to see if it was blowing out heat and had good air flow, i ran the entire load this way and hot air was blowing out with good air flow. After the cycle ended, my clothes were practically dry, so i would call that a success. Anyways i know i cant run my dryer without the tube to the outside vent attached, can anyone tell me why that even made any difference?

Lastly i connected the tube back and ran a short load and noticed the top of the dryer got exceptionally hot like it normally does (which it did not when the tube was not connected). Would this be a factor? The back of my dryer has turned brown as well, as if its been burned. Its been this way for a while. Oh and there was a burning smell at first but dissipated as the cycle went on.

Sorry for all the information, trying to be thorough. Any suggestions on narrowing down my problem? Thanks!

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  • mase2285 Feb 10, 2009

    Sorry, posted in wrong dryer section...Wrong model and brand i mean. If it makes any difference.

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Replace the vent tubing, sounds like something is stuck or it is crushed somewhere. So replace it for about 5 dollars and see if that works. It should since you disconnect the hose and it drys right away

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