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My dryer gets hot but takes forever to dry clothes i changed the vent hose but it still takes a long time to dry

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Hi, Welcome. Here is your problem.

Two heat temp sensors in dryer. One tells heating element to turn off & on Like your house thermostat but it is set & not adjustable. (More than likely the one going out.) The other is temp Overload to prevent dryer from catching fire. It is recommended that you replace these as pairs.

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Inadequate airflow from the dryer to the outside is likely the culprit. The solution depends on the type of exhaust duct used - sheet metal, flexible aluminum that is fairly smooth or the good ol' white plastic duct.The best is the sheet metal duct work. The white plastic flex pipe is inexpensive, but creates more air drag causing the lint and dryer sheet residue in the air being exhausted to drop out and accumulate between the wire loops. If not suspended properly, severe sagging can literally cut off airflow as the result of the deposits. If a dryer blows its thermal fuse, heating elements are burning out faster than normal (some heating elements never burn out!) or you notice that the clothes seem waaay more hot than you recall, blocked or restricted duct work is the most likely causwe.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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