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It is probably clogged in the exhaust where the lint tube connects to your wall/house. Inside the wall can get very clogged with humidity and lint creating a goo that blocks the air from escaping. Disconnect the dryer from the wall, put on some rubber gloves and reacg up into the wall and you can pull out globs of old wet lint, coins, and other junk trapped in there. Secondly, check on the outside of your house where the exhaust is released and make sure it's not clogged there too.
sounds like a restriction in the venting process, i would first disconnect the vent tube and run the dryer, if that clears the problem then I would clean out the vent tube. If not then I would take apart dryer and clean out all of the lint. Hope this helps Tim
The unit must be taken apart to clean. Also the duct work (vent tube) will have to come completely apart for those tubes will be solid full of lint as well. That is why the dryer is not drying your clothes. I guarantee you will find a handfull of lint for every foot of tubing you have. OInce cleaned the dryer will operate like new again
Assuming this is a WASHER, and not a dryer - LD is an error code for Long Drain. This means the pressure sensor has not reported the tub to be empty after a certain number of seconds. Usual causes - due to poor design - are the outlet line strainer being plugged with coins, legos, panties, socks, etc... or the pressure switch (or tubing) failing. Remove the pump's inlet line (outlet from tub) and check that the line is cleared of foreign objects. If it is clear - move to the pressure switch. Many times the tubing is cracked - or moisture has developed inside the tube. Remove it from the switch and attempt to blow in the tube.
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CHECK THAT THERE IS NO BUILDUP OF LINT IN THE BLOWER TUBE. PULL OF THE VENT TUBE(HOSE) THAT GOES OUTSIDE AND OPERATE THE DRYER. IF THE FLOW OF AIR SEEMS LOW THEN IT MAY BE CLOGGED. DRYERS OFTEN GET CLOGGED WITH LINT AND THUS INCREASING THE DRY TIME DRAMATICALLY. YOU CAN REMOVE THE VENT TUBE FROM THE BACK AND VISUALLY INSPECT THE INNER TUBE TO SEE ANY OBSTRUCTIONS. UNPLUG THE DRYER FIRST. IF YOU ARE BRAVE YOU CAN PUT YOUR HAND IN AND FEEL INSIDE ALSO. OR SEND YOUR VACUUM HOSE IN THERE TO TRY TO **** OUT ANY EXCESS LINT.
This is a classic example of a clogged vent tube. Everyone cleans the lint trap, but seldom checks the tube that connects the dryer's output to the outdoors.
The tube should be removed and replaced if it is the flexible plastic type. The flexible metal tube can be used if you can clean it easily enough. The best tube to use is the sheep metal type. It can be easily cleaned and is very durable. Be sure to pay particular attention to turns or right angles of the tube - nearly always at the rear of the dryer - before it is directed away. Make sure the entire length is clear including the cap at the outside end - be it in the wall or roof.
Of course, if the heat isn't as hot as it used to be, there could be another heat source (gas or electric - or even both) related issue too. I'm betting that the vent has never been inspected.