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Dryer won't dry

Fairly new LEQ800JQ dryer is taking 2+ hours to dry a load of clothes. The clothes are hot when I check them and the drum turns. When it was working like it should the lint screen would fill up with lint from top to bottom. Now the lint screen only gets a little clump of lint at the bottom of the screen.

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  • Gevallia Nov 26, 2007

    That fixed it. Thanks for the help.



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Sounds like a ventilation issue. Remove the dryer vent tube and take a leaf blower to it and try to blow it out as best as you can. Also check outside to see if something is blocking the vent. Birds and mice love to build nests in that nice warm vent tube. The ole leaf blower will remove these nice little woodland creatures with force, yet its totally humane, and wont hurt them a bit. If this doesnt work, you may have to run to your local building supply center or hardware store and get one of those inexpensive brushes that you can use to clean out your lint areas. A good test to see if you have good airflow is to remove your lint filter (if its a top filter), turn on the unit, and drop a small piece of lint down the tunnel. If it zooms right down, then its good. If it just kinda hangs around, its not that good. If you have a way to check the entire length of the vent tube, look to be sure that there is no dips or kinks. Also, remember that the shortest and straightest vent tube, is the best vent tube. Let me know how it turns out, or if you need further information. Good Luck!!!! Jim

Posted on Nov 21, 2007


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