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My hotpoint dryer takes forever to dry We have cleaned the lint traps and the pipe to outside. Is there a way to clean the inside of the dryer?

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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.

Here is a pic of thermal fuse and high limit thermostat to help you out.

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