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Dryer air heats up but does not dry the clothes. Just replaced the timer but did not fix the problem. Air vents are cleared.

Dryer heats up but does not dry the clothes. Just had timer replaced but did not fix the problem. Air dicharge vents are clear.

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. The towels take about 2 hours to dry instead of 30 min. Anyone know why? Are there 2 heating elements or just 1? If the heating element was gone then I wouldn't expect the dryer to heat up at all.

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One of two possiblities:

1. Dryer vent is blocked - check the air coming through the outside vent
2. Blower Fan is clogged - remove the lower front panel and clean out the fan wheel

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