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Clothes take forever to dry. noticeably longer than before.

Combo unit, about a year ago, wasn't draining so pump was replaced by service technician. Clothes took forever to dry to begin with, but now it seems to take double the time. There's no lint catch so I'm wondering if that's a problem. the pump filter was virtually empty. Lint builds up around drum gasket, hard to get to and there's a little pool of standing water in the gasket where the front loader door closes. Any ideas on this?

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  • R. G. May 10, 2009

    I'll check on this tomorrow. 

  • R. G. May 10, 2009

    Ran a small load. After the spin cycle, the clothes were damp, not soaked. So it seemed pretty normal. 

  • R. G. May 11, 2009

    Ok, i ran the dryer. About halfway through, the clothes were definitely warm/hot and damp. there is heat being given off. Not soaked. 

  • R. G. May 11, 2009

    Well, it happened before, and i cleaned out the lint around the drum by the gasket and it seemed to help. Over the last week, it seems to be taking a lot longer to dry the same loads that we've always done. Low heat is possible, i supposed. I just checked it again in the middle, clothes are a dryer damp, and the dryer is really warm. But, i can touch the metal drum without it burning my hand. Would you say that's low heat? 

  • R. G. May 11, 2009

    update: I live in a condo so it's not vented. I just let the last load last forever on sensor and the laundry came out pretty wet (had to wring out some water). But still no standing water in the bottom like the problem before, so I don't think it's the pump. any ideas?Should i have a technician check it out?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Difficult to say for sure, but the heat level kinda sounds normal.



    Just a thought, have the dryer vent hose and the outside exhaust flap been cleaned lately? I assume there is a hose -- with no lint filter, there must be a lot of lint going somewhere.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Okay. Would you say then, if it is taking too long to dry clothes, that the dryer might be running on low heat and not high heat? I know this is subjective, but consider I am doing this hundreds of miles from the suspect dryer.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    About halfway thru the drying cycle, open the lid to see how warm it is in the drum -- let me know what you find -- at this point how damp are the clothes?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the clothes after spin to see how wet they are?

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Question, I just moved in to a condo with this machine. When you say clothes took forever to dry to begin with, how long was forever?

Did you always have to run a separate dry cycle after the combo cycle (which is already alot longer than most machines).?

How big/small of a load can this machine normally take? I put in 1 bedsheet set with 3 cotton t-shirts and it wouldn't dry it. That's a really small load, that didn't even half fill this tiny machine and it still didn't dry!

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Yes, sounds like a service tech is a good idea.

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