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LG Dryer takes way long to dry

LG DLE6977W model. The dryer works fine with a light load of clothes (weight-wise), but when drying heavier loads, especially towels, it takes FOREVER to dry, I'm talking around 2 hours. The door jiggles a little when shut, maybe that has something to do with it? Also, lint builds up around the rubber door seal, something that I never noticed before. I have cleaned all the lint from the dryer and the vent seems to be clear to the outside. Thanks in advance for any solutions given!!

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  • kemsmarino May 29, 2009

    I also just realized that the cooling light is always on, from the time I select a cycle. The vent is clear as far as I can tell, so is the internal ductwork. How would I know if it's the heating element or thermostat? Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Dryer will continue to dry and seems very hot when I do open it to check. Does not stop on it's own even when clothes are dry. Dryer is vented to outside but lots of lint does seem to accumulate around the door rim. I empty the lint filter after every load.

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Let's work together to get to the bottom of this problem. begin with these thoughts
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It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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  • Joe Hogan May 29, 2009

    My recommendation is to replace the heating element. THe thermostat problem is rare.

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