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Dryer lost heat


This may be a heating element issue.
If you want to do a few things before calling someone, you would want to start by making sure all of your dryer settings are set correctly. Some dryers have "air" settings or "delicates" settings. These settings are going to be very low heat so the clothes are not ruined.

Also make sure that the lint screen has been cleaned each and every time you have started a new load. If not, you can UNPLUG the dryer, pull the dryer out and with some simple tools, take the back off and vacuum what you can get to. If it's very dirty you'll want to call a professional. You'll need it cleaned and your problem diagnosed. If cleaning the lint screen is not something you have done on a regular basis, then please start. This could be a fire hazard if it is not cleaned regularly.

Another thing to check is your vent or vent hose. Depending on how your set up is, if your hose is crimped behind the dryer and the heat can't escape, the clothes will not be able to dry. This would only be something if you have some heat but clothes are not drying. Also, sometimes due to the age of the hose, previous use, not cleaning the lint screen, etc, the venting from the house to the outside could be clogged. Again, there will be some heat, but the clothes will seem to take forever to dry.

Good luck.

Feb 24, 2015 | Dryers

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Kenmore 110.66902690 electric dryer does not dry completely


Dear Barry,
Try 2 things.
One, be certain the clothes are very dry coming out of the washing machine.
If the washer leaves the clothes wet ( like the belt might be slipping), it can take the dryer forever to finish drying the clothes.
You can tell by hand-wringing them.
You should not be able to get any water out of them by hand-wringing after they have spun dry in the washer.
Two, try running a load with the vent hose unhooked off the back of the dryer.
If this fixes the problem, you are having a "clogged vent" issue somehow.
Be blessed.

Apr 16, 2013 | Dryers

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LG Dryer takes too long to dry clothes


Sure the outside vent is not clogged up? If so it will overheat and turn it self off and do a poor job of drying the clothes.

Also check and make sure that all of the heating elements are working properly.

Jul 09, 2017 | Dryers

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Why isn't My Kenmore Heavy Duty 70 Series Soft Heat Extra Capacity Electric Dryer drying clothes on any one cycle?


One possibility: Air flow! Make sure that the lint trap is cleaned before each cycle. You likely need to thoroughly clean out the vent piping out the back of the machine- a buildup of lint in here can also restrict airflow.

Sep 04, 2012 | Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer

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My dryer won't dry my clothes


clean out lint filter check the vent hose make sure you are getting a air flow out your vent hose if not its blocked inside no air no dry it need air to dry cloths heat only will not dry plenty of air heat quicker drying

Nov 27, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dry is not getting clothes dry. I have checked the vent, filter and taken off the front cover and completely cleaned inside but still clothes are not dry. They get hot but not dry.


can be 2 different issues, a clog in your vent pipe or your heat coil is failing, on some models you have a low and high heat coil, sounds like you high coil burned out and just the low coil is working, or your temp switch has failed

Dec 19, 2010 | LG Kitchen Ranges

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Dryer is not heating up to dry clothes


The spark ignitor maybe at fault. Listen for the clicking noise upon starting it up the first 30 seconds it runs. If not heard it is in need of a replacement

May 01, 2010 | Amana NED7200TW Electric Dryer

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Dryer is not drying fast enough


The most common cause of slow drying is poor venting. Make sure the lint screen is cleaned after each load and that the vent pipe from the back is clear. (If you're using the white plastic vent tubing, get rid of it and replace it with rigid duct or corrugated flexible duct. It's less likely to clog with lint, and the the plastic stuff is a fire hazard.)

Check the airflow out of the dryer with the vent pipe disconnected - there should be a good, strong flow. If it's weak, the fan blade inside may be slipping on the motor shaft. If you've noticed any odd rumbling noise while drying clothes, that might be the cause. This will increase drying time, and may cause the machine to shut down the heat as well.

If this is an electric dryer, there may be trouble with the heating element. The temperature selector switch may have problems so that the dryer doesn't reach the heat you think it's set for (both gas and electric dryers).

Check the venting first, though. Hope this gets you going again, and thanks for using Fixya!

Feb 23, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Hello I have a Kenmore gas dryer model# 1107282210 and the dyer seems to give off a little heat but then I it will stop giving of heat and the clothes will take very long time to dry. Now I cleaned the...


HI, Check the following to address this issue further.


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task. The blower housing should be disassembled, and cleaned in this case.

2. Thermostat(Secondary Cause)- Highly unlikely in your case, but possible
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

Dec 17, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Not drying


It may not be your heating element. Your dryer lint vent pipe out the back of the machine or maybe out the side may be plugged. You have to pull the machine out and clear that pipe or rebuild it out to a soffit vent or static vent if it is in the attic, or out through your crawl space. This will make a huge difference. If that hot air and moisture doesn't get out of the machine it just goes back into your clothes.
Good luck!!

Mar 04, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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