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Dryer is not getting hot have some heat but it is not hot kind of warm have to run dryer over and over several times for clothes to get dry have it set for 90 minutes.

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Element needs replacing!
Cheeers rob

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • ROB Jul 28, 2009

    element needs replacing!

    Cheers rob

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How do I fix my whirlpool dryer that takes 2 times to dry the clothes?


The solution could be easy or difficult. First check if your exhaust vent is blocked. (My dryer has a flapper inside the exhaust cage that has become stuck. The dryer couldn't dry the clothing until the flapper opened freely.) Similarly check the entire exhaust system for lint or a crimp. These will also cause the dryer to be inefficient.

Does the dryer get warm and stay warm during the cycle? If it doesn't, the thermostat might be a problem.

I hope these ideas help.

Cindy Wells
(When the exhaust pipe was partially crimped, our dryer got hot.)

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I have a whirlpool dryer and the heating eleiment is getting hot but the dryer inside is barley warm


Inside of the dryer gets warmed up when the drum rotates as there is circulation of air. Hope your clothes are drying. If it takes long time then clean the screen filter as it gets clogged with the flint from clothes. As a matter of routine clean this filter every time you use it before starting the drying process.

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Have you opened the door while its running to see if its warm inside (heater working) If its getting warm and still not drying the clothes properly you likley have a air circulation concern. With the unit running check the exhaust vent outside from dryer it should have a good flow of warm air, if not you have a restriction sowher between the unit and outside. Heat alone will take forever to dry clothing,you need good air circulation to remove the moisture from the clothes otherwise all you will end up with is warm moist clothing.This generaly happens over a long period of time and then all of a sudden you realize the dryer is not working like it use to..Hope this helps you with your concern.....

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Heats up but takes several cycles to get clothes dryer


Check for a restriction in your exhaust vent. not just behind the machine but all the way to the outside vent,should have good warm airflow at outside vent. With no good air flow you have no way to get rid of the moisture. and all you will end up with is warm moist clothes. this can happen slowley happen over time and next thing you know it takes several cycles to dry the clothes .it cost a lot to dry them this way

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Dryer is hot when opened, but takes 3 or 4 timed cycles to get clothes dry on very dry setting and timed setting


Check for a restriction in exhaust system,not just behind unit but all the way to outside vent,should feel warm decent airflow at outside vent.If not all you will end up with is warm moist clothes,You need good airflow to take away the moisture in the clothes not just heat.This issue can happen slowly over time and next thing you know its taking two or three times longer to dry even though when you open the door its hot inside.
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My Maytag gas dryer is not heating correctly. It gets warm, but takes several cycles to dry even small loads.


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Dryer not heating as it should. Gets warm, but takes several cycles to dry clothes


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Dryer gets hot when not running


Getting hot when not started is a great concern.
I have a few ideas why, but this is a fire hazard and I would suggest unplugging and either getting help or replacing.
That said, there here are a few suggestions.
1) if the element is shorted to ground, it will get power to one side of the element and heat though ground. This, again, is serious.
2) if it heats forever and doesn't get warm enough to dry, this is another indication of an element that is not working up to power. Not getting 230 across the entire element and not getting hot enough to dry.
3) Many times when a dryer runs too long, the air flow if blocked by the vent being plugged or some plug withing the dryer itself.

Again, I am very concerned about this problem and suggest you not use it until it is repaired. If you want to check the element, it is fairly easy, but unit will need disassembled.

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Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it

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Cloths not getting dry


id look into a clogged and or kinked exhaust vent. perhaps where it leaves the home theres a screen over the housing thats clogged itself w/lint. its generating heat, thats good now just needs to release it somehow

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