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Clothes dryer not getting hot enough to dry in a good time frame

I just replaced the plug unit for my dryer and everything went well with the replacement. I did a small load of clothes and put them in the dryer for 50mins (usually enough time to dry a much larger load). Clothes were only half dry. There was some heat, but not nearly as much as there was before. What's going on? Does changing the electical reset the themostat?

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  • MARISTAR210 May 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. New LG DGL3744D converted to propane with the proper LG propane orifice. The heating is very sporadic. It will only ignite 50% of the time. A typical burner firing will cycle (3) on (1) off (1) on (1 ) off (1) on (3) off. On all the off cycles you can smell propane and the exhaust cools to luke warm. My understanding is that the burner should fire every time the igniter glows. By the way I already had an LG tech to fix the problem. It just happened to work while he was there. I also know more about dryers than he does.

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    same problern i cleaned the lint from hose to no avail

  • Roadking1450 Feb 11, 2009

    The sears electric dryer takes (2) hours to dry a load. I had the vent cleaned and to no avail it still takes a huge amount of time. The dryer is hot when running.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    dryer doesn't seem to get hot enough

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I have a hotpiont TDC32 i have changed heating element and thermastacs and it still does not get as hot as it should it takes ages to even half dry has anyone got any ideas please i have cleaned all the filters etc...

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I have the same issue with my DLG3788W dryer. It seem to have only one setting for heat, rather than multiple heat settings. What can I do or do I have to call someone to repair this.

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