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Time it takes to dry ,Then we had fire !

We had same problem with dryer taking to long , samsung sent out someone to repair , he told us the venting system was wong (was use ok for the last 25 years ! ) so we change it as they told us to and we had a dryer fire , after many emails and hours on the phone , the results are I'm buying another one after 14 months . Lowe's was not much of a help either .

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The venting that the dryer hooks up to and leads out of your home does have alot to do with the proper operation of the machine if the ducting is blocked or restricted this will cause the dryer to take longer to dry the clothes.I do not understand why you had a dryer fire and am sorry to here that.also make sure the dryer is not pushed back to far against the wall and the flexable ducting is not to long and kinked in any way. good luck i hope this helped

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Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.


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
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HI, Check the following to address this issue further.

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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
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1. Venting
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2. Thermostat
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2. Thermostat
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3. Heating element
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2. Thermostat
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95% chance the vent is clogged.
When te vent and /or pipe is clogged, the moist air has nowhere to go and it will take longer to dry. Clogged vents/pipes are also a fire hazzard.

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