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Longer time to dry clothes

My Maytag neptune dryer takes a longer time to dry clothes lately. I suspect that there is a lot of lint in way of exhaust air and prevent the sensor/thermostat to function properly. I would like to check but I don't know how to open the front panel of the machine.

I really need help on this one.

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  • alshu May 03, 2009

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Remove the rear connecting vent and run a 45 minute timed dry load. If it works correctly repair the connecting vent and or blockage in the wall.
If this does not correct the problem make sure the glow bar is cycling at the gas valve and report back for further repair.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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