I have a model DHDSR46GG0WW dryer,the lint trap is clean,the vent is free and clear and clean, and it still takes 2 hours to dry an average size load.is there anything i can try before my wife makes me spend a grand on a new dryer?
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Re: long dry time
GO TO www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN CLICK THE RED 100 AND LOOK FOR PARTS 2629, 276485, 276504, AND 276464. ONE OR MORE OF THESE SHOULD BE YOUR CULPRIT. WHILE YOU HAVE IT OPENED CLEAN IT OUT OF ALL LINT BUILD-UP. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU.
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If the drum gets hot to a real degree it has to be a blockage between the drum to where the air exits the home.
They do make a brush designed to go into the area where the lint trap is and be long enough to come out the rear of the unit---A lot of places will come out and professionally clean from trap to vent outlet
A blockage can be dangerous as hundreds of fires happen each year from the lint catching fire in the dryer.
The tube to the outside may seem clear but if blockage anywhere from lint trap to it, that will cause this problem and present a possible fire hazard.
Its not unlike having your vac not pick things up very well...except there is rarely a fire with that.
your lint trap and lint vent are most likely clogged. Easiest way to fix it is to move your dryer away and disconnect the lint vent from the dryer and then take a yard blower to the back of your dryer with a towel around the blower in the hole to ensure the max air moves through the machine. (Ensure the door is only slightly cracked or your house will get very dusty) then clean the lint trap. Then do the same to the lint vent line (make sure the opening of your vent line on the exterior of home is clear of any debris or critter screen) reconnect your vent hose and it should work as new
We had the same problem and we had cleaned the vent but the problem was the vent was packed from inside the wall up to the
roof. Our dryer is not vented through the wall and oustside it is vented through the wall and up to the roof our was cloged up to
the screen in the roof. We used fridge brush with hard brissles a
ajustable handle dust mop that gave us the length we needed and
a wet dry vac you would not believe how much lint was packed into
the vent pipe if you need more info email me.
Long drying times can commonly be the result of improper or restricted venting.
Examine your vent hose. How long is it? Too many bends?
Check to make sure your vent hose is clear and free of an restrictions.
If vented outside, is the flap opening properly and free of lint buildup and is the hose clear?
Pull your dryer away from the wall and disconnect the vent hose, use a vacuum or brush to clean out the inside of the hose, sometimes shaking the hose a bit (if possible) will free any lint buildup that your vacuum or brush may have missed.
Don't overlook cleaning out the pipe that the hose connects to on the back of the dryer.
Lastly if you have a lint filter that's on the top like mine, remove the lint filter and check for obstructions there, use a lint filter brush and clean well, this is often overlooked and a major cause of poor drying, overheating, or fire.
If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not
taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you
need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take
place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes
for your dryer to fail.
make sure there is no lint build up inside the round housing where your lint trap goes. the holes in the housing sometimes plug up and you can't see it. one screw at the bottom and rotae slightly to remove. also make sure vent is clear
HI, Check the following to address this issue further.
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.(clear the lint trap as well)
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. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.
You need to check the blower compartment to see if there is a restriction in airflow, also check the thermostat on the system as well. Where the stat is located is brand specific. Check your wiring diagram that is typically stored somewhere near the electronics on the inside in an envelope.
I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out
1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out
2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall
3 pull dryer out from wall
4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall
4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer
5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint
6 inspect inside flex line for any lint
7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint
8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc
9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT
10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business
you need to check the dryer vent hole on the back of the dryer,make sure it's not blocked,also check the wall vent for the same thing,most of the time if there is a clogg it holds the moisture in the dryer and it take forever to dry,you can use a shop vac to **** out any clogged lint in dryer and wall ,then if you have a leaf blower put it on the wall side and blow it it all out.let me know how you do-mike