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Doesn't Dry Thoroughly

An LE5800 model dryer in my mother's house, it often takes 2-3 drying cycles to get ordinary-weight clothes totally dry.

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  • greg_blackme Jun 24, 2009

    Thanks, I'll check out the vent hose. She's downstairs in a 2-story condo, and we're not even sure where the dryer vents to outside. Need to do some detective work, it seems.

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If you have not already you need to clean out your vent hose. if you have a bunch of lint build up in the hose or in the blower wheel of the dryer it won't move air through the dryer that needed to dry.

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