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Dryer sometimes works other times doesn't

A medium sized load of clothes takes at least dry in an hour, other times it will take up to two hours for the same size load to dry.... the clothes never get "hot" when in the "whites" dryer setting.

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  • jeff615 Dec 23, 2007

    Our dryer does not seem to get hot enough to dry clothes in proper amount of time. Have had it for about two years, has worked fine in the past.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    My dryer has taken a long time to dry clothes from the day I got it. My husband says its becuz its only 110, not 220. Some things take over 2 hours. A medium load may be done in the 90 minutes alotted on the timer. I am ready to get rid of it.

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Check and make sure there is not lint build-up in the venting hose leading to outside. This will cause longer drying times and can be a fire hazard. Also, if you use the Aluminum venting hose instead of the white plastic it can cut up to 30 min. off your drying time. It is a lot safer then the white venting hose which can also be a fire hazard. Make sure all the lint is cleaned out from the inside of the dryer where the venting hose is connected. It could be a clog there. This sounds more like the problem since the clothes are actually drying but it could be a partially burnt out heating element. Good Luck.

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Very common problem. You need to call a
duct cleaning company and tell them to clean
your dryer vent. Rule-of-thumb: dryer vents
should be cleaned every couple of years to
prevent them from being clogged with lint and
causing lint fires. This is definitely your problem.
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p.s. one way to verify a clogged vent is
to go outside where the vent exits the house
and feel the air-flow. should have adequate air-flow.

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