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My kenmore dryer take a long time to dry.But the filter is clean.

Sould I replace the venting duct. Where can I get it?

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I was having some difficulties with my dryer as well. I ended up just having to replace my duct. Maybe that is the same situation you are in. I hope you are able to get it all figured out. http://www.wildmandryerventpro.net/services.html

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In answer to your question, if you can replace the duct with hard, straight duct, do it. Flex duct has alot of restriction to it and easily collects lint which inhibits air flow, thus, long drying times. But before doing that, I would be sure that all the elements were working.
You can 3" and 4" duct from Home Depot or Lowes. Pretty common stuff. I did mine and that is where I got it. Cut my drying time in more than half.

Good Luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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Keep getting warning "check exhaust" on a new gas dryer. All exhaust is clear. What's going on?


The CHECK VENT duct blockage sensing system detects and alerts you to blockages in the duct work that reduce exhaust flow from the dryer. This light does not indicate any problems with your dryer. If this light blinks, it indicates that your home's exhaust system/duct work has a serious restriction

Every time the dryer is turned on, the CHECK FILTER LIGHT WILL BLINK, as a reminder to make sure the filter is clean. Always make sure the lint filter is clean before starting a new load; a clogged lint filter will increase drying times.

The Kenmore Elite dryer has a sensor that detects poor exhaust venting, and when it does, a light flashes on the control panel. This warning light does not include a mechanism to stop gas flow, but if it is allowed to flash for an extended period, poor venting may cause the dryer to overheat. As a result, a fuse might blow and disable the gas valve or ignitor. You can prevent this by diagnosing the reason for the flashing indicator light as soon as possible.

In many cases, LINT has built up somewhere in the exhaust pipes.

Check under the lint filter. Pull it out,look inside the slot it fits in, and clear all lint from this area.

Is it possible you have used the WRONG VENT MATERIAL?
Check your vent to make sure it is 4 inch rigid or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your venting is plastic or flexible foil, replace it before using the dryer.

Check your vent hood outside. You may have a restricted or damaged vent hood. It must be clean and free of lint buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully and easily and is free of lint.

I know you said you have no elbows, but I have posted the pipe run lengths with and without elbows. Keep in mind this is with 4 inch rigid or semi rigid metal ducting.

Measure the length of your exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long, have the duct routed to another location that is within the venting guidelines.

0~90 degree elbows=65 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
1~90 degree elbow=55 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
2~90 degree elbows=47 ft """"""""
3~90 degree elbows=36 ft """"""""
4~90 degree elbows=28 ft """"""""

You should always use duct tape or metal tape on all joints, NEVER USE SCREWS, as screws capture lint inside the pipe.

One more note. Lots of people overlook the fact that fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the filter reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening drying times. After removing lint, if the filter looks dark or dirty when held up to the light, follow these steps to clean:

Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean
the filter.
Make sure the filter is completely dry before
reinstalling it and using the dryer.
NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.

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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?there's a thermal fuse located on the top of the blower wheel housing that pops if the dryer overheats from a clogged vent line or for whatever reason the air isn't moving.unplug the dryer,if the filter is on top then the thermal fuse is in the back of dryer next to the duct that the lint filter slides into,if the filter is inside then the thermal fuse is in the front of dryer to the right of the duct that the filter slides into.unplug the dryer,with a meter read out the thermal fuse,whatever part you are reading out you have to remove at least one of the wires so you don't get a false reading.next if the vent line is a long run from the back of dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,make sure the outside vent is clear before you blow out the line,any cages or screens remove them,next you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if filter is on top don't forget to remove the two phillips screws in front of the filter on the top panel and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,you should do this once a year so you don't pop anymore parts,you won't have a fire and your clothes will dry on time and save electricity.let me know how you make out

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1. Venting
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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.

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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.

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1. Venting
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