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Dryer heats up but clothes not getting dry after several cycles

Gas dryer is heating but the clothes are still damp after 3 dry cycles

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  • da080760 May 17, 2009

    its a whirlpool gas dryer. cleaned inside venting hose and vent to outside. dryer gets hot. clothes stay damp. wife said it started after she dried a large blanket. any other ideas appreciated.

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Hi, First thing you want to check is the 4" vent that goes to the outside. Make sure that it is clear of lint and that it is no pinched or kinked at all. Is this electric or gas dryer and what model is it?

Vic

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    Victor May 17, 2009

    If all the vents are clean, the next common problem is the coils on top the gas valve. Start the dryer and listen for a loud click. Then you should hear the gas ignite. Do this with no clothes in it. Listen to it cycle 4 or 5 times. If the coils are going bad, later in the cycle, they will not open so you will here the loud click but the flame will not ignite. If this model has a panel lower front that will come off, remove it and you can watch what is going on. Some models do not have that option to remove lower front.

    Does this help? With a model # (located around the door opening) I could see if your machine can remove the lower panel.



    Vic

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