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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Re: Dryer not drying clothes properly
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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I understand that your Frigidaire dryer heats and will occasionally not heat when drying the cloths. This could be a possible issue with your thermostat or control board. I would recommend performing a reset on your dryer and you can do that by disconnecting the power cord from it for at least ten minutes. If that does not help resolve your issue you may need to have a professional technician out to perform a proper diagnosis and repair. This will help your avoid any unnecessary part purchases. -Matt
From the information you have provided your Frigidaire dryer is leaking water inside the tub when clothes are drying. It sounds like your water valve may be leaking. You may want to have a professional technician out to your home to properly diagnosis your dryer this will help to avoid any unnecessary part purchases or future issues. Hopefully this was helpful. -Matt
several things to check...i usually pull the vent off of dryer and run load of cloths..if it drys ok...we know the vent was the issue..if its vented to the roof..the screen usually gets stopped up inside the hood. if it still doe's not dry with the vent off. there has to be an air circulation problem.. Check the blower wheel fitting tight enough...they come loose, but normally have noise along with it...
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:
The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.
When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)
The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.
This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But...if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.
Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace the heating element. You can check for an ohm reading but will need to refer to the service manual for proper reading. This sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on the dryer. Usually between 9-13 ohms.
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat. This is a Free answer, Please rate me.
Check for clogs in the vent air line. If dryer lint or some obstruction is slowing the air flow it will take longer to dry clothes. Also the dryer may not be getting hot enough. Check to see if the clothes feel hot or warm when you reach inside. If it feels hot enough it is likely an issue with air flow. heat and air flow are required to dry clothes.
There are normally 2 main causes for this to happen
first if it is overheating or if it is taking to long for the dryer to dry the clothes so plese check these solutions that i have provided below ok and keep me posted on this Drying is too slowIt normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.VentHeating elementInternal ductworkCycling thermostatVentFrequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance. Heating elementInternal ductworkYour dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged clear it using your vacuum, .Cycling thermostatAlthough this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. It overheatsUsually when an electric dryer overheats it's because of a defective cycling thermostat or a clogged vent system.
tif it is most likley the element has gone bad they usually cost about 45 dollars and if you can find a friend to help you replace it its not that hard best bet is to call a used appliance store they usually have them new and in stock do not try going to the manufacture they will charge you double for the same exact part
For a gas dryer:
Assuming the dryer is working properly and the control cycles are ok, look for things like a restricted venting system which inclides the exhaust, lint screen, etc. This would be the large pipe connected to the dryer exhaust that vents outside.
If it's an electric dryer, there could be issues with heating elements, thermostats, a control board, the timer, etc. Also check for any excessive lint build-up.
You need to clean the vent ducting from the point where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. The reason the dryer performed better was because it was not meeting any resistance from the ducting to push air through the exhaust on the back of the dryer. You obviously have a clog, kink, excessive bend, or a run that is too long. If you haven't had your vent ducting inspected or cleaned in a while, now would be a good time. In addition, the fact that your dryer became excessively hot WITH the ducting attached adds credence to my suspicion that your ducting is clogged or obstructed in some way. Without proper air flow the dryer will actually overheat to the point of failure. Usually the Thermal Cut-Out (also known as a Thermister) will blow. This component is designed to blow like a fuse in the event of an overheat condition and must be replaced. Running your dryer in an overheat condition not only will damage the appliance, but it can become a fire hazard. I would recommend a thorough ventilation inspection and cleaning. Make sure you are using the metallic semi-rigid ducting and NOT the plastic ducting. The semi-rigid resists crushing, kinking, is heat resistant and resists intrusion by rodents. If you have questions about anything I've explained to you, please contact me and let me know. I hope this helps.