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The lint trap is a metal screen with a plastic handle that is located either near the corner at the top of your dryer, or inside the dryer door. In most cases, the lint trap is clearly marked. If your clothes are not drying properly, this is the first place to look because it is the easiest problem to solve. Remove the lint from your lint trap, and then see if your clothes get dry. If they do not, move to the next troubleshooting problem. Vent Hose
To work properly, a dryer needs to be able to vent warm air. If the vent hose is clogged, bent or has a hole in it, your dryer will not work properly. Examine the vent hose to see if it is installed completely over the dryer exhaust vent, and to make sure it does not have a hole in it. Remove the vent hose to see if it is clogged. There are vent hose brushes you can purchase to clean the vent hose properly. Also check the exhaust vent on the dryer and the outside vent to make sure they are not clogged.
If you have been running your dryer with a clogged vent hose for a while, you may burn out the thermal fuse. A burnt thermal fuse will allow the dryer drum to rotate, but the unit will not heat up. Your owner's manual will show you where the thermal fuse is and provide the part number you need to buy to replace it. Thermal fuses are available at most hardware stores and are easy to replace. Heating Element
The heating element is the long, coiled wire in the dryer that heats up the air. Over time, the heating element can burn out or become defective. In some models, the heating element can be repaired; in other models, the heating element should be replaced. Refer to your user's manual to see where your heating element is and whether you can repair it or need to replace it.
clothes dryer can go for years without any problems. We come to rely on
our clothes dryer, and we can even begin to take it for granted. Then
one day we attempt to use our clothes dryer and it has no heat to it.
Now we have entered the world of clothes dryer repair, and it is a
world that can get expensive. Before you call out the repairman, try
some troubleshooting tips to see if you can get the heat flowing back
to your dryer again.
One of the easiest fixes for a dryer that will not heat up is cleaning
out the lint trap and cleaning out the lint from the dryer exhaust. The
lint trap should be cleaned out before each usage. Not only does
cleaning the lint trap prevent the possibility of a fire, but a lint
trap that is filled beyond capacity will cause the dryer to not heat
up. If the lint trap is clean, then inspect the exhaust hose and vent
next. If the exhaust hose and vent are cluttered up with lint, then the
dryer will not generate heat. You can use your hand to clean out the
vent, and broom handle to clean out the vent duct in your house. The
flexible hose can be detached and cleaned by hand as well.
A dryer will run on for a very long time, and when the thermal fuse
gives up then there will be no more heat. Finding and replacing the
thermal fuse is not difficult, but in order to do it you will need the
manual for your dryer. Each dryer model is different as far as how to
open up the cabinet, and locate the thermal fuse. You may need to
purchase the thermal fuse online from the manufacturer, or you may be
able to get a universal fuse that fits your dryer from an appliance
repair store. Contact the manufacturer of your dryer to see what kind
of thermal fuse they recommend. Thermal fuses cannot be repaired, they
must be replaced. In most cases it is easy to tell if your thermal fuse
needs replacing as you will see the center of it is burned out.
Another main culprit to a dryer not heating up is the heating element.
According to Repair Clinic.com, the heating element is a coil found in
the back of the dryer that the dryer uses to create heat. The only way
to tell if a heating element is bad is to check the consistency of the
current it generates with an ohm meter. If you are unfamiliar with how
to do this, you can either replace the heating element and assume it is
faulty, or you can have a repair professional test your heating element
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Check and clean your lint trap in the dryer.
Check and clean your hose, this could cause a fire if the hose becomes plugged with lint.
Also check your blower in the dryer to make sure the blades are ok and not broken.
Normally these are the cause of clothes not drying if the heating element is working.
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If the clothes are coming out wet and hot after the first cycle then there is a blockage in the exhaust. This blockage could be at the lint trap or at the exhaust tube leaving from the back of the dryer. You need to check the lint filter area by removing the lint filter and with a flashlight look into the area where the lint filter was to see if there is any build up of lint. If so, you will need to clean this area. Also at the back of the dryer there is a hose that comes from the dryer to an outlet to the out side. This hose could be clogged with lint or possibly kinked to where the proper amount of air flow is not allowed to leave the dryer therefore causing the clothes to have to dry longer. Check these two areas first before going any further due to these checks are simple and may solve the problem.
Does the dryer heat up or is it just cool air drying the clothes ? If it does actually dry the clothes eventually then it sounds like it is heating up. First thing to check would be exhaust hose. Is warm air blowing out of it ? If warm you got heat. If cool then your heating element isn't working. It should be fairly strong current of very warm air. If weak but warm, then somewhere between lint filter and end of hose you have a blockage caused by lint buildup or hose is bent and blocking air flow. Check hose first. You can disassemble lint trap and go beyond the lint screen into metal duct within dryer and clean with a long brush and vacuum. You can also disconnect exhaust duct flexible hose at back of dryer and work through metal duct from that end too. If you notice increased air flow then it should solve problem,
Have you checked the entire run of the exhaust vent ducting? Cleaning the lint trap is not nearly enough to keep a dryer running efficiently.
A simple test you can try is to remove the exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load as you normally would. With the hose removed and the dryer running, the air leaving the exhaust of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees). If the air flow is weak or non-existent, you have a clog INTERNAL to the dryer. You will have to inspect the air blower fan housing and ducting inside the dryer to ensure the blower fan is not obstructed in any way. If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry like they should, you have a clog somewhere in the DUCTING from the point where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. You will need to inspect the exhaust ventilation for any clogs or kinks.
If you can see the heating element glowing, you probably don't have a problem with the heating circuitry. If you haven't checked the dryer ventilation recently, now might be a good time to do so. Leaving a dryer in a clogged, or poorly ventilated condition can cause the dryer heating circuits to over heat to the point of failure. In addition, this can also create a fire hazard.
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There is most likely a lint obstruction somewhere in the exhaust. Start by checking the outside vent as often there is an animal screen on it that over time gets caked with stray lint. If that's clear then work backward and check the hose, etc until you either find something or get to the dryer itself. It's possible that in the internal exhaust tubes there's an obstruction as well so if you don't find anything in the external tube you will need to disassemble and have a look inside those internal exuast tubes/ports. If it's inside then do it soon as there's clearly a risk of fire if there's a wad of lint somewhere inside where it shouldn't be.
The mother of a friend at work had this issue - her clothes took HOURS to dry. Her animal screen had several inches thick layer of lint. Once that was removed the dryer dried like new.