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My dryer doesn't appear to be drying as fast as before.

My Maytag front load electric dryer (PYET444AYW) takes longer to dry than before. Is something burning out? Can I replace it myself?

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First check with a clamp amp meter and see if ampage corresponds to dryer wattage,wattage=voltsxamps,when running,if not its an element or element connection problem,if ampage is ok check if vents etc area ok,lastly if heating ampage is cutting out before it reaches its temp its the stat hope this helps.also safety is foremost when checking electrics ,hope this helps

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Most times this is because there is a restriction of the air flow leaving the dryer exhaust pipe. This will cause a buildup of heat and cause the high limit to turn the heat off. If clearing the exhaust pipe of crimps, dust or clogged line does not help then let me know. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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