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Dryer takes too long to dry. temperature needs to be higher. how is this done

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It's not the dryer it your wall vent,not enough air flow-mike

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

Testimonial: "checked the wall vent, found a plastic container squishing it. moved it, cleared area, and started a new load. It dried perfectly. Thank you."

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Dryer works OK on timed dry but doesn't dry the clothes in Auto dry.


In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum 9 this is why in some cases the dryer will operate at lower cycles like gentle or low heat but not at higher settings?)

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

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Jan 07, 2016 | Dryers

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Timer goes to 99 minutes and clothes note drying all the way


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Clogged Vent
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.
Heating Element
Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace the heating element. You can check for an ohm reading but will need to refer to the service manual for proper reading. This sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on the dryer. Usually between 9-13 ohms.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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Oct 09, 2012 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer only gets warm, will not go to higher temperatures


Is this a gas or electric dryer? If it is electric then it is probably a bad element.

Jul 25, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer takes a long time to dry. How long should an average cycle take?


The normal drying cycle for a normal load of clothes should be around a hour if you dryer is 220 Volts.

Chances are you have a Clogged Vent

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.
Heating Element
Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace the heating element. You can check for an ohm reading but will need to refer to the service manual for proper reading. This sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on the dryer. Usually between 9-13 ohms.
Cycling thermostat
Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork . This thermostat usually has four wires going to it. Check the 2 terminals that are opposite each other and are the closer together of the 2. These 2 terminals should have continuity. If not replace the thermostat.
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Apr 11, 2011 | Maytag SDE4606A Electric Dryer

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Sometimes lately, the clothes do not get dried. Then, again, next time I turn it on, I set the temperature higher and it works well.


sounds like you are starting to get a lot of dryer lint buildup in ur dryer vent hose or it may be kinked behind the dryer unhook and pull away dryer from wall and dry a load and see if it works better if so then u have some buildup or a kinked hose

Feb 25, 2010 | Washing Machines

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My kitchen aid dryer does does not reach the higher temperatures it used to--it takes a much longer time to dry clothes.-even when set at "high"


Please clean the entire vent system from the dryer to the outside.
Make sure the vent is not smashed behind the dryer.

Long time to dry complaints are usually due to restricted house exhaust vents.

To test...Remove vent from dryer and operate dryer with a wet load if the unit dries ok the vent is @ fault.
If not one stage of the heat element could be burnt out.

Jan 19, 2010 | Dryers

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My dryer runs but will not heat properly and when placed on auto cycle and regular temperature it will not shut off and dial doesn't move and drying takes forever


If it takes several loads to dry on timed dry then the vent from the dryer to the outside needs cleaning, replacement or is smashed behind the dryer.

Jan 16, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Dryer is not drying efficently


The heating element needs to be replaced. It can be done from accessing in the back of the machine.

Sep 17, 2009 | LG DLE2514 Electric Dryer

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I have an Kenmore 80 Series Gas Dryer, the heat is not staying on. I've changed the heating element and no change. It heats up for 2-3min then turns off for 3-4min then restarts for 20-40sec. then off...


How are ya?

The heating element is supposed to cycle on and off to maintain a set temperature. If it takes too long to come back on again, then the thermistat is malfunctioning.

Take a temperature probe and stick it in the drum and let it run for a few minutes and note the temperature. Should be consistantly near 90 - 130 degrees. Good luck :)

Jul 18, 2009 | Kenmore 800 7983 Dryer

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