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Is the dryer vent hose clooged with lint? that is the common cause.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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It is taking far too long to dry, this has only recently started? what could be the problem?


Does it get hot? If it does, then the problem is reduced air flow, caused by a lint filter that hasn't been cleaned, masses of fluff in the exhaust pipe (usually on bends), or the external vent not opening properly. Birds can also nest in the vent pipe if the vent isn't protected or is broken.

If it doesn't get hot, you need a new element. Some dryers have two elements if the dryer has a high and low setting. just one element can fail.

Jan 20, 2016 | Zanussi TC7102W Electric Dryer

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I have a GE washer/dryer Model WSM2700RAWWH stack type and the dryer is taking very long time to dry the clothes. Please advise if it can be fixed. If not what will be best alternate washer/dryer stack...


first things first. if any dryer regardless of brand takes 2-3 hours to dry cloths 90% of the time it is your exhaust duct. take the exhaust duct off the back of the dryer and dry some clothes if the clothes dry fast then you need to have your exhaust duct cleaned. either DIY or call a professional
if it still takes a long time to dry then it could be the thermostats or the thermistor.
but in my experience its normally the exhaust duct.

Feb 10, 2011 | GE Washing Machines

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Dryer wgd5300, takes a long time to dry. seems


The burner is supposed to05245ec.jpg cycle on and off all through the drying cycle. Over time the operator coils 279834 get weak and quit. They are really easy to replace. This short video show a normal Burst of heat from a dry and the normal length of time it fires off

May 19, 2010 | Whirlpool WGD5300S Dryer

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AUTO CYCLE TAKES A VERY LONG TIME, HEAT IS OK, GAS DRYER


First thing I would check is the vent. If you have good heat but it is still taking too long, usually it is caused by a vent that is either too long , kinked or clogged. if the dryer is auto dry and not electronic dry then you will need to gauge weather the load needs more or less dry. If it is just taking a long time for the clothes to dry, more than likely the vent. If the clothes are dry before it is done running then it is more than likely a setting issue. Way out of the box .... are your clothes spinning out dry enough in your washer? do they dry in the normal time on timed dry?

Dec 18, 2009 | Dryers

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It takes a long time for the clothese to dry. Two


If you are getting heat,remove the connecting vent on the rear of the dryer and dry a load. If it dries normally,repair the blockage in the vent.

Sep 29, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My dryer will only work on the timed dry cycle only and still takes along time to dry did clean it out by lifting the top up can't get the back off because of the fake screws. the dryer is a performa model...


check to vent or remove the vent and see if it will work...if the vent is plugged it will take a long time to dry and sensor dry will not work...

Sep 19, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Dryer takes long time to dry clothes


Remove the rear connecting vent and try a load at 45 minutes time dry. If it dries correct the vent blockage problem.
If not, let me know for step 2.

May 23, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Clothes taking more time to dry than normal


First, ensure the exhaust is not restricted, this includes the actual blower. if all is well in the exhaust, test the hi/limit therm stats. lety me know what you find

Apr 07, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer takes a long time to dry.


This sounds like the vent is plugged up. The dryer gets rid of moisture through the dryer vent and hose. When this gets plugged up it will take a long time to dry or the hi limit will shut it off. When the dryer vent or hose is partialy blocked it will take vary tong times to dry the clothes and will eventualy cause the dryer to stop drying all together.

Nov 14, 2008 | Dryers

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