This heavy duty dryer requires that you reduce your load size in order for the clothes to dry before several days have passed. Not very heavy duty, I would say.
From the first week, I have been complaining about what a lousy lint trap this dryer has...clothes take DAYS to dry. I ALWAYS have to vacuum lint out of the bottom. THIS MORNING the dryer was on fire....you know why?
Because the lint trap is so lousy. It catches nothing. The lint was so built up on the INSIDE of the machine under the barrel and around the back, (Not the exhaust vent) that it caught fire. I had to run water through the back and bottom of this very expensive machine which I treated myself to because of our large family. Looks like less than 3 years later, I am out of a dryer again.
My last dryer, a cheap Whirpool gas dryer, lived for over 10 years before we had to buy a new switch, and then it lived again. ONCE I had to open the back of the machine and get the lint out. How is "Life Good" when the machine requires so much care? This machine stinks....it is a waste of money.
Wow, a lot of really great information. Thank you so much. I am going to rate your answer helpful because it will take some time to know if lg will fix the problem. I really thought this was a loss, but even if it is, it is good to know for the next time. You gave me a lot information I would not have considered. Thank you.
Most of the time this problem is caused by a vent restiction or mashed vent behind the drier what i tell my customers is to run 4' pvc plastic pipe from the outside hood under the house then use a90 degree elbow to come up through the floor and a small piece of metal flex vent and clamp for the final connection you'll never have a vent problem again i know how you feel and im not saying your not right just giving tech advice so you don't have same promb with new drier im a real svc tech and im concerned with you also call lgscust relations people not cust service cust relations be nice say you didn't think lg was like this and you don't know if you just got a bad drier or what tell the whole story fire and all don't mention pile up of lint they want you happy with there products and most of the time will help some times even give you a new drier you got nothing to lose by trying all appliance mfg are afraid of the fire word worth a try do it right might get a new drier but do your vent before inst any time it takes more than an hour to dry clothes ita a washer promblem clothes too wet or a vent promblem sorry for you promblem just trying to help
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If the unit is less than a year, you problem is a restricted vent system and not in the unit either. A simple test would be disconnect the vent from the back of the unit, run the dryer. If your clothes dry faster, your problem is in the vent system. If no improvement, problem is in the dryer. Get back to me and let me know how this goes.
On this dryer each of the seven automatic cycles listed on your machine perform different functions based on fabrics, load size or variables. In essence the first four settings (Heavy Duty to Delicate) relate to your desired drying temperatures of high, medium, low or extra-low respectively. The moisture level of the load is determined by the dryer's sensor system and the machine will set the drying time to an optimal level.
Whirlpool added a WRINKLE FREE feature or what one might describe as an extended intermittent tumbling time. This added cycle helps reduce wrinkling when you may not be able to unload the dryer immediately after the end of the cycle when the buzzer goes off. Starting this setting is a simple one button operation at the control panel. TheWrinkle Shield™ Plus Feature is preset to on during the permanent press cycle.
Kenmore 80 Series of dryers are consumer grade dryers for home use. As
with most home appliances, the Kenmore 80 series dryers will
occasionally not work as intended. If a problem occurs with your dryer,
however, you do not necessarily need it serviced by a technician. You
can attempt to troubleshoot and fix any problems with your dryer before
contacting a technician.
Kenmore 80 Series dryers may not run for several reasons. First, make
sure that the power cord is plugged into a working power outlet. You
may need to plug a different device into the outlet to check that it is
receiving power. If the second device does not run on the power outlet,
you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker. Check your fuse
box or circuit breaker box and make the change as needed. Next, make sure that the dryer door is fully shut. The dryer will not run with the door ajar. Finally,
check that the "Start" button was fully pressed and that a cycle was
chosen on the machine. If you do not choose a cycle for the dryer, it
will not run.
If your Kenmore 80 Series dryer does not heat up during use, check that
a heat cycle has been chosen for the load. There are several different
dryer cycles you can choose, some of which do not use heat. Make sure
that you have chosen a heated cycle. As
above, check that you have not blown a fuse or tripped a circuit
breaker. The dryer may use more than one fuse or breaker: one is used
to power the drum, and the other for the heating element. Make sure
that both fuses or breakers are in working order.
There may be times when Kenmore Series 80 dryers do not fully dry your
clothes. When this occurs, check the lint screen and clear out any
lint. The air may not flow as well if the lint screen is clogged. Next,
check to see if the exhaust vent is clogged. Lint and other particles
may clog the exhaust vent over time, restricting air flow and making it
more difficult to dry your clothes. To check the vent, run the dryer
and hold your hand under the vent. If you do not feel any air flow,
clean or replace the vent. If you used cold water to rinse the
clothes it may take longer than normal to dry. The same is true if the
load of laundry is very wet or is filled with items that are very
absorbent. Finally, check the load size. The more clothes in the
load the longer it will take to dry. If you want to reduce drying time,
separate the clothes into piles of light and heavy items and dry them
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Separate heavy weight items from light weight items when creating loads. Heavy fabrics take longer to dry because they tend to retain more moisture. To help reduce and maintain more consistent drying times for large and heavy fabrics, separate these items into smaller loads of a consistent size.
Use the appropriate control settings for the type of load you are drying.
Please confirm that the lint filter is clean prior to each new load of laundry.
Divide your larger load into a number of smaller loads.
If you are only drying a handful of items, add a few extra pieces to help ensure proper tumbling action.
the exhaust venting ductwork is properly configured. Confirm that the
venting is free of obstructions. Confirm that the outside wall dampers
are moving freely, that the dampers are not pushed in, and that nothing
has been set against the dampers.
AD is auto dry you may need to clean the sensor or you may have a fauilty one ...Auto Dry
Loads dried using the Towels, Heavy Duty, Normal, Perm
Press, and Delicates cycles will dry automatically at the
selected temperature to the desired dryness level. The
dryer uses sensing bars to sense the moisture level of
the load as it tumbles through heated air. Auto Dry
cycles save time and energy and protect fabrics. The
estimated drying time will be displayed for about 5
minutes, then the outside of the display will light up in
a circular track to indicate the drying time is automatically
being determined by the sensors. When the load
has reached the selected dryness level, it will continue
to tumble, unheated, during a Cool Down period. This
helps reduce wrinkling and makes items easier to handle
during unloading. The estimated Cool Down time will be
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load and fabric type. If the load is too small or almost
dry, the sensing bars may not detect enough moisture
to continue the cycle and the cycle may end after a few
minutes. Select a Timed Dry setting to dry such loads.
Room temperature and humidity, type of installation and
electrical voltage or gas pressure can also affect drying
For cycle selection turn the knob on the front of the
dryer control panel. The light will illuminate next to
the cycle selected. The following is a brief description
for what cycles should be chosen for certain items and
materials to be dried.