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Vent and blower is good but takes way too long to dry.

Heater element cuts in for about 45 seconds and then out for 45 secs. it takes up to two hours for a load to dry. There is a 4 wire thermostat on the vent housing.

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Our LG dryer doesn't dry clothes very well. We usually have to run the dryer 2 or 3 times to dry our clothes. I've checked the lint filter, hose and vent. Everything is clear.


if you have checked vent all the way out to termination point and sure that it is clear and not obstructed with damp lint then i would say you possible have a bad thermostat on the heater... this regulates how often and how long the dryer heating element runs and stays off.it has a open temperature and a shut down temperature... i would suggest replacement of that first... it is located on the heating element of unit... it is a round disk shape like bi-metal with 2 wires attached to it...
good luck to you....

Feb 13, 2011 | Dryers

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It takes the dryer 2 hours to dry the clothes. I always make sure lint filter is cleaned after each cycle.


Hello there and thanks for choosing fixya
Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.
3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Feb 03, 2011 | Dryers

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Since a month ago our dryer takes a long time to finish a load, A load which used to take 45 minutes to finish now takes close to 2 hours to finish.


check all of your duct work clean it out make sure there is no lint in the duct work going from the dryer to the wall also check the duct work going from the wall to the outside of the house

Dec 02, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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What about the drying time takes forever. I already replace the thermistor, its resistance test failed, I checked the vent lines, cleared all the vent from dryer up to the attic and finally I replaced the...


you still have a block somewhere.remove the duct that the lint filter slides into,make sure the outside vent is clear and blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,i told this to someone else and they blew a birds nest out of the line and they said the line was clear,also remove the t-stats on the blower wheel housing and check the back of them,sometimes lint and dust gets stuck on the back of them and they don't read right.if that looks fine change out the gas coils but i'd say you have a clog somewhere

Sep 30, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity Plus...

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Electric dryer element heats for short period of time and then shuts off, will come back on in a few min. and only is on foe 10 to 15 seconds and then back off. It takes 2 to 3 hours to dry a load


you need to clean out the dryer and vent line,try running it with the vent line off and see if it runs better,also you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,if the vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower to clean it out,check the outside vent and make sure that isn't blocked,you need to do this once a year or you will start blowing thermal fuse and over heat the motor and your clothes will take hours to dry

Feb 22, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Maytag MDE8600AYW takes way too long drying clthes


either your house vent is plugged, or the vent in the dryer by the blower is plugged. when the vent is plugged, even partially, the moisture is not leaving the dryer. It will take a long time to dry, and the top of the dryer will get hot when the vent is plugged. Clean the house vent and check down below the lint trap by the blower, then it will dry fine again.

Oct 09, 2009 | Maytag MDE8600AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer won't heat up to dry the clothes the heating element works


Check the following to address this issue--


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

Jun 03, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Not heating properly, many cycles to dry loads


Check the following to address this issue--


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

Jun 02, 2009 | Maytag SDG3606A Gas Dryer

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Electric dyer taking 2 cycles to dry


If there's heat inside the drum the heater coils are ok. Check the exhaust vent, make sure it's not kinked or squished behind the machine and that the outside vent is not clogged with lint. You should feel air blowing freely to the outside.
If there is no heat, first check for 240V at the outlet. If you have 240V, it could be the element, the hi-limit thermostat, the thermal cut-off, the timer, the motor or a wiring issue (loose or shorted)
Good luck!.

Feb 22, 2009 | Dryers

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