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Whirlpool dryer not enough heat

My dryer has some heat but it take longer than normal to dry cloths. Any idea?

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Re: whirlpool dryer not enough heat

There may very well be a clog in the vent line. Check the vent to be sure it is clear. Make sure to check the outside vent cover. Some of these vent have screen/louvers that can get clogged.

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Check for clogs in the vent air line. If dryer lint or some obstruction is slowing the air flow it will take longer to dry clothes. Also the dryer may not be getting hot enough. Check to see if the clothes feel hot or warm when you reach inside. If it feels hot enough it is likely an issue with air flow. heat and air flow are required to dry clothes.

Oct 02, 2010 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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Slow to dry


Have you cleaned the filter and the exhaust duct??

Lint plugs therm up, the heat sensor shuts off heating element thinking it is hot enough. Result: Clothes not getting dry.

Unplug duct and clean it, also clean the exahust passage of dryer. (where duct hooks to dryer)

Click below if this was helpful, Good luck.

Mar 28, 2010 | Dryers

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Not heating and drying clothes properly takes about 2hrs to dry jeans??? what is the problem

frist check the vent if this is to difficult for u pull vent hose from dryer run dryer with load 45min normal dry time . longer for jeans 60- 70 mins. if this works. u have vent problem. if not remove back of dryer replace cyle tstat this is one closer to vent duct problely 4 wires

Oct 26, 2009 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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My dryer does not get hot enough to dry the clothes.It takes about 80 minutes to dry on high heat.

If this is an electric dryer, it would appear that you have a broken dryer element, which would account for the extended drying time.

You can access the elements from the back of the dryer by removing the rear panel. Be sure to unplug the dryer first, to avoid getting an electric shock. You will need a multi-meter to check the continuity of the two (2) dryer elements. Just put the meter into the Ohms setting and check across the two element contact points to see if you have continuity. If you find that one of them isn't giving you a zero "0" reading, that is the bad one.

Go to to enter in your full model number and you can see the exploded line drawing for your dryer and the parts list and prices for the replacement part.

The reason the dryer is taking longer to dry, is because without both elements, the dryer cannot get hot enough to dry the clothes within the normal time, as only one element is having to provide all the heat in an attempt to dry the clothes.

You should replace the element as soon as possible, as having only one heating element working will cause that remaining element to fail sooner as well, since it will be staying one for a much longer time than normal.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Aug 26, 2009 | Dryers

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Whirlpool dryer....heats

You could have heating element going bad, or a plugged dryer vent. Start with dryer vent, make sure all lint is out of it, all the way through it, even if it goes to the roof, or out the wall. Also vacuum out back of dryer and inside vent tube. This should help with problem. If not then replace heating element its getting weak.

Jul 19, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer not drying due to lack of heat

Check the following text to address this issue.

Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

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
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

Jun 11, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool Dryer LGQ9508PW0 flame comes on and shuts off after 30 seconds.

this might actually be normal, whats the complaint??? to long to dry clothes maybe 2-3 cycles??? would be a common complaint. in which id check to make sure vent is not clogged anywhere, especially where exiting the home if he venting is ok id replace the coils atop the gas valve, possible and common for that matter that after running for 20-30 min they do not reopen and dont allow flem to reignite... part number 279834 retails for about $20 easy enough repair.... reason for flame to go on and turn off after only 30 secs is that in an empty dryer 30 secs of heat may be enough to satisfy the thermostat, that's alot of heat for an empty dryer, it would remain on for longer with a load of wet clothes absorbing the heat

Nov 05, 2008 | Whirlpool LGQ9858P Gas Dryer

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Whirlpool gas dryer is not hot .burner ignights but it is not hot enough

If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.

Normally, this is what happens during an automatic cycle:

  • The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a pre-set temperature--say 135 degrees.

  • When the dryer reaches the pre-set temperature, the thermostat tells the timer to begin advancing. (If there's a moisture sensor, the timer advances only if the moisture content of the clothing is low enough.)

  • The timer advances until the interior cools, then the thermostat tells the timer to stop advancing, and tells the dryer to start heating again.

This cycle continues until the clothes are dry. But…if the vent is clogged, the dryer may never reach the proper operating temperature, so it doesn't send the signal to the timer and the dryer continues to run indefinitely, even if the clothes are completely dry. To fix the problem, clean the vent and/or internal ductwork.

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Jul 14, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer takes longer

You need four things,each in the right amount to effectively dry clothes: Heat, Airflow, Tumbling and Time. The first two account for probably 90% of dryer problems. It looks like you almost ruled out #2 but this design likes to build lint up in the filter housing below the filter. Shine a strong light down into the slot where the filter goes. Pick out any clumps with a refrigerator coil brush and a vacuum. To rule out not enough airflow due to long vent etc. run one load through with the vent totally disconnected and see if it makes a difference. Otherwise we'll asssume the drum tumbles and that you're setting it for enough time. Check the temperature is left. You can get a rough idea of the drum temp by using a meat thermometer in the exhaust duct. Normal range is between 140-200 degrees.

Jan 06, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250P Electric Dryer

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