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My dyer heats and tumbles, but doesn't dry

My dyer heats and tumbles, but sometimes doesn't dry clothes--leaves them wet.

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I'd check first for clogged vent hose or clogged lint filter or clogged vent flap on wall (outside).

If that's not a problem, it may be a faulty thermostat. Heating element is probably okay if it heats some of the time.

More info, let me know.

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Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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Is your blower working? If the blower isn't blowing the hot air into the dryer drum, it would not dry the clothes effeciently.

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