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Dryer doesn't dry

Could the accumulation of a month leant could damage the dryer to the point of burning a resistor and termostate

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No but it can cause the thermal limiter on the heating element to open and shut off the heater

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Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II Gas Dryer takes to long to dry


sounds like ur t-stat is bad or maybe a thermal fuse. hard to say w-out diagnosing in hands on.

Jul 25, 2013 | Dryers

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Dryer Ducting Installation Advice


Here's some useful guidance for installing dryer ducting. Improperly installed ducting can cause the following:

GAS DRYERS - Rapid burn cycling and improper drying results.
ELECTRIC DRYERS - Premature Heating Element failures.

IMPORTANT! NEVER terminate ducting in a chimney, under an enclosed crawl space or attic, and never common a dryer duct with a kitchen exhaust.

The total length of ducting and number of turns should be kept to a minimum. Semi-rigid metal type ducting is strongly recommended as it is more durable and resists collapsing.

If connecting sections of ducting, all joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section must point AWAY from the dryer to prevent lint from accumulating at each junction. Ductwork should NOT be assembled with screws or fasteners that extend INTO the duct as this also will create points where lint will become snagged and accumulate. Wrap overlapping sections of ducting with duct tape.

A screen should NEVER be installed over the exhaust duct termination. The preferred termination is a dampered wall cap having a 4 inch opening. It must be installed a minimum of 12 inches above the ground.

Maximum Length of Metal Duct:

# of 90 degree elbows:

4" Semi-Rigid 4" Flexible
0 - 58 ft 28 ft
1 - 48 ft 23 ft
2 - 38 ft 19 ft
3 - 29 ft 17 ft
4 - 21 ft 15 ft

NOTE: It is recommended that you inspect your dryer ducting periodically to ensure you have no lint build up. Excessive lint can present a fire hazard.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer Ducting Installation Tips


Here’s some useful guidance for installing dryer ducting. Improperly installed ducting can cause the following:

GAS DRYERS – Rapid burn cycling and improper drying results.
ELECTRIC DRYERS – Premature Heating Element failures.

IMPORTANT! NEVER terminate ducting in a chimney, under an enclosed crawl space or attic, and never common a dryer duct with a kitchen exhaust.

The total length of ducting and number of turns should be kept to a minimum. Semi-rigid metal type ducting is strongly recommended as it is more durable and resists collapsing.

If connecting sections of ducting, all joints should be tight to avoid leaks. The male end of each section must point AWAY from the dryer to prevent lint from accumulating at each junction. Ductwork should NOT be assembled with screws or fasteners that extend INTO the duct as this also will create points where lint will become snagged and accumulate. Wrap overlapping sections of ducting with duct tape.

A screen should NEVER be installed over the exhaust duct termination. The preferred termination is a dampered wall cap having a 4 inch opening. It must be installed a minimum of 12 inches above the ground.

Maximum Length of Metal Duct:

# of 90 degree elbows 4” Semi-Rigid 4” Flexible
0 58 ft 28 ft
1 48 ft 23 ft
2 38 ft 19 ft
3 29 ft 17 ft
4 21 ft 15 ft

NOTE: It is recommended that you inspect your dryer ducting periodically to ensure you have no lint build up. Excessive lint can present a fire hazard.

on Feb 10, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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I changed both fuses on my dryer ... it worked ONE TIME and now will not heat again.. What causes the fuses to burn out after ONE dry.. I did notice that the top on the dryer was very hot while drying.. It...


Anytime you're burning fuses, there's a short somewhere. Also check the cavity under the lint holder for accumulated lint or debris that might cause heat or a fire. Call a repairman to be on the safe side.

Sep 07, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

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My clothes smell burnt once they are done drying.


That means your dryer is overheating for two reasons:

1. The exhaust pipe is blocked. Or
2. The thermostat is broken.

This is a serious issue, a fire hazard. Stop using the machine and call for service.

If you can't afford service, check the exhaust line, there should be no clogs. Read the user manual, lint accumulation can cause fire. Your dryer should receive maintenance every 6 months.

I really really recommend you to get the machine services so you don't burn down your home.

Good luck.

Nov 24, 2010 | Hotpoint Dryers

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Whirlpool dryer wed5200tq0: I have to run cycle


Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.


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.


****(((Please disregard step three if this is a GAS dryer)))

Aug 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Moisture inside dryer door when clothes are drying. Model number DBXR463ED2WW


If you are experiencing moisture inside the dryer drum, then you have a clog somewhere. A dryer needs proper air flow in order to dry efficiently. If you have not had your dryer exhaust vent ducting checked anytime recently, now might be a good time to do so.

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A DRYER CLOG:

Remove the dryer exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load of clothes as you normally would. The air escaping the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees F).

If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry properly, you need to check the ventilation from the point where it leaves the dryer, to where it exits your home. Check for kinks, sags or significant bends in the vent ducting that may be causing choke points where lint can accumulate. In addition, it is strongl;y recommended that you use the semi-rigid aluminum ducting as it resists crushing and is heat resistant.

If the air flow is weak, then you have a clog INTERNAL to the dryer. The lint screens do not catch everything. Some lint, along with moist air from your clothes gets exhausted through the blower fan housing and out through the ducting. This is normal. Lint can accumulate over time, however. If allowed to restrict the air flow, the moist air cannot escape and tends to permiate the lint with moisture. Once the lint becomes moist, it sticks inside the ducting and collects more lint to the point where it starts to restrict air flow and reduce the dryer efficiency. It is highly recommended that you check your dryer blower fan housing and internal ducting about once per season to prevent this.

If gone unchecked, the dryer will actually overheat to the point of failure. Accumulations of lint is also a major fire hazard. The majority of the dryer failures I have repaired were caused by poorly installed, kinked, or clogged dryer ventilation.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Jul 28, 2009 | Dryers

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Water is running out from beneath the dryer


If you have water leaking from a dryer, then you have a clog in your exhaust ventilation ducting somewhere. If the lint is allowed to accumulate to the point of clogging, the warm moist air condensates inside the dryer and ventilation causing more lint to accumulate due to the moisture. This condition will only get worse and needs to be remedied as soon as possible. Water inside a dryer is a hazard due to the electric components located in the bottom of the unit. This is where your drive motor and heating circuits are located.

I would strongly recommend you try this quick test. Unplug the unit and remove the exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and try drying a load as you normally would. If the air flow leaving the exhaust is forceful and warm, then the problem isn't inside the dryer. The problem is with the vent ducting AFTER the dryer. You will need to inspect for kinks or clogs in the hose from the point where it leaves the dryer, all the way to where it exits your home. If the ducting hasn't been cleaned in a while, now might be a good time to do so. Leaving a dryer in a clogged state will eventually cause it to overheat to the point of failure. Not to mention, this creates a fire hazard and a habitat for rodents. Mice love dryer lint.

If the air flow leaving the dryer is weak and cool, you may have an internal clog inside the dryer. Inspect the air blower assembly for clogs or obstructions and clean as necessary. Cleaning the lint screens on dryers isn't always enough. Some lint does get past the screen and can accumulate over time. Periodic inspection and cleaning is recommended. I check mine about every three months.

Always remember to unplug the dryer before servicing the inside of the unit. If you have questions along the way, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jun 11, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Only heats on timed drying


Our Kenmore dryer had the same sort of problem (different catchy names.

Problem was that in "smart" modes (by what ever name, the timer motor runs in series with a "dampness" sensor (thermostat, actually, I think) and A RESISTOR.

Resistor burns out--this is the symptom set.

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Frigidaire Dryer takes too long to dry.


First thing I would do is to take the drum out of the dryer and make sure the back is not all clogged up with lint. That is a very common problem with Frigdaire dryers. The back is where the dryer draws the heat from and it sounds like you have plenty of heat. The only place the heat will go is up and that may be why you are geting burn marks. I wold also clean out the front where the lit filter is that to gets blocked up. I think if you check all that ad clean it out good the dryer should work just fine.

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