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Re: my hotpoint dryer takes forever to dry We have
You will have to access the dryer to clean the internal ductwork. If the venting is good, another thing that will cause a dryer to take a long time to dry is a faulty high limit thermostat. It is a small, round, black device mounted on a plate and attached to the internal ductwork with two screws. While inside, also check the thermal fuse and heating element. These can be checked with a multimeter or ohm meter for continuity. If a component does not have continuity, then it is defective and will need to be replaced. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.
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Before digging too deeply and wasting a bunch of money, remove your lint trap housing (usually just held in place by a couple srews) and make sure it is absolutely CLEAN inside. Despite your lint trap being emptied regularly, lint will build up inside the housing and prevent the hot damp air from being vented to the outside, causing your drying time to double and waste electricity. This can also burn out the temperature limiters and cause more problems in the near future.
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.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.
The most common problem for a dryer to take more than one cycle to dry is restricted air flow.
1.when the dryer is running go outside and find where the venting is located, there should be a good amount of air flow. 2. if the air flow is not good look at the ducting coming from the back of the dryer and make sure it is not kinked or pushed back to far. there is usually lint build up some where along the ducting or at the end of the duct where it vents to the outside. 3. if you have access to a leaf blower,this can be used to help clear any lint build up inside the duct from the dryer to the outside venting. move your dryer out and take the leaf blower tube and stick it in the hole and turn it on. the vented louvers need to be removed from the ouside of the house to allow the lint and things in the duct work to be blown out
This may sound silly, but have you cleaned the dryer vent pipe from the dryer to the outside of your house? If that vent pipe is plugged, or partially plugged, your dryer will not dry properly. When I have had this problem in the past, the first thing I do is take the dryer out of the house and blow it out with a leaf blower. I put the leaf blower nozzle in the vent trap area, pack a towel around the blower nozzle, turn it on high and watch the lint fly. This ensure the dryer is cleaned out of any excess lint. Next, I take my leaf blower into the house, put the nozzle in the vent pipe (packing a towel around it also) and turn it on high and blow all the lint out of vent. I would caution you to check your piping the make sure all the vent pipe sections are secure. (The first time I blew out my vent pipe I had lint all over my basement due to poor connections in the tin piping. I promptly took aluminized duct tape and covered all of the seams.) My dryer always drys so much better after doing this simple procedure.
you need to clean out the dryer and the vent line,the air isn't moving like it should,there is a block some where and when it heats up hotter than it should it pops the thermal fuse,if you have a long run on the vent line blow it out with a leaf blower,go outside and make sure nothing is blocking the air flow,some outside vents have cages on them so animals can't climb into the vent line,good idea but now it's a lint catch,the air can't blow out and the thermal fuse pops or the dryer takes forever to dry clothes,then clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,you shouldn't have any problems after that,clean it out at least once a year so this doesn't happen again and you won't have any dryer fires,hope this helps,good luck
I would first pull the exhaust hose or pipe off and check for blockage or a kink. If its getting hot then its probably an air flow issue. Also make sure the lint trap is clean. Sometimes you can get the crevice attachment for a vacuum down in the lint trap area far enough to clean any excess lint out. Check where the dryer exhausts outside for a blockage like maybe birds nest or bees hive. I hope this helps.
Hi, First thing to check is the 4" venting to the outside. Make sure it is free of any lint and that there are no kinks in the hose. If this is a gas dryer, the couls on top if the gas valve could be getting over heated and not opening the gas valve later in the cycle so there will be no heat.
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I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out
1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out
2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall
3 pull dryer out from wall
4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall
4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer
5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint
6 inspect inside flex line for any lint
7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint
8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc
9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT
10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business