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My dryer is not drying properly. It takes 2 cycles to get clothes dry. I have cleaned the lint traps and vents but that did not seem to help. Is it worth fixing or is it time to get a new dryer?

Hello, my dryer is not drying properly. It takes 2 cycles to get clothes dry. I have cleaned the lint traps and vents but that did not seem to help. Is it worth fixing or is it time to get a new dryer?

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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.

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Sounds like you have a clogged vent
If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
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A clogged or partially clogged vent will reduce the air flow through the dryer and greatly increase the drying time. I assume you checked the drying time again after you cleaned the vents. Have you also checked that the lint trap is clean? Make sure no lint has found it's way around the lint trap and has jammed the intake.

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It sounds like you're lacking air flow. I'm sure you're cleaning the lint trap / filter - but have you clean the VENT HOSE / PIPE?

The 4 in vent hose is supposed to be cleaned annually. If you have the flexible vinyl hose, replace it with either steel, aluminum or flexible aluminum tubing instead. Once you've removed the vinyl hose, it will collect a lot less dust and can be cleaned without worry of puncture.

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