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Dryer only gets warm now. it used to dry clothes in about 45 minutes with a full load. Now i have half the load and it takes about 4 hours to dry. Can someone tell me how to fix myself.

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  • chrisyanson Apr 26, 2009

    Thank you so much. It worked and was easy. And yes I do have a top loading electric dryer. Work's great now. Thanks again



  • ERIC BAKER May 11, 2010

    Need more info, is this an electric or gas dryer?

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It sounds like the element is shorted. if its an electric. remove the front panel, disconnect the wires on the front of the heater housing. remove the 2 screws holding it in, look at how the bracket on the rt side is before you take it out so you can put it back correctly. there are two more wires on the back of the housing that need to be disconnected to remove housing from unit. with it out remove the screw on the t-stat with the reset button. the housing will now come apart and you can check the elements. if broken order an element kit. it will come with new elements, t-stats,reset and sensor board. replace all components and clean out venting and make it as short as possible with the fewest turns as possible. this should help assuming you have a top load fisher&paykel electric dryer.

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