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Brand new electric dryer suddenly does not dry well

I have been using my new Whirlpool electric Dryer for only 2 months. All of a sudden it does not dry my clothes well. Clothes are very damp even after over an hour in the machine. There is no lint buildup that I can see and no kinks in the venting going from the machine into the wall. There seems to be good air flow out of the bottom vent on the machine, and the machine does produce heat. I don't know if this is related, but the lint trap on the top of the dryer seems to be catching lint only on the lower edge, not along its entire length.

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  • gmvalentine Jan 29, 2008

    It turned out not to be a dryer problem, but a problem with the mesh cover that the builder had put on the end of the roof vent. The mesh was too fine and caught so much lint that it got clogged. We removed the lint and replaced the fine mesh with wider mesh. VOILA! Problem solved.



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My dryer does the same thing.

sounds like your dryer's exhaust needs to be cleaned as it is full of lint - the part that connects from the dryer to the wall and also inside of the wall. For Inside of the wall I usually take a fish tape .

also.... i would look at returning the dryer if it is not trapping the lint. i would return mine but it's out of warranty...

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Hi , still on warranty if you let any body the machine the warranty will invalid , you may call technician where you bought that machine .

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