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Clothes Not Drying well

Not drying clothes will run for hours or days if not watched. problem seems to be intermitant. Whirlpool Estate Gas Dryer Model No. TGDS740PQ0

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  • Jeremy Spatrisano May 11, 2010

    Do you clean out the lint trap every time you do a load? Also you say it will run for days. Is the timer not working and it will not shut off?

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HI, Check the following to address this issue further.

Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

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