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Dryer takes forever

I have a stacked washer/dryer...the washer is perfect. It takes a whole day to dry 3-4 towels or a small load of clothes. Dryer does heat up, but it's taking too long to dry clothes. Please help.

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  • gandj Mar 22, 2008

    Same problem, and we think that lint clogging the back is the problem.  We've taken almost the whole dryer apart and have been able to get rid of a great deal of lint.  But we can't figure out how to get the back off. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    I changed the heat element and temp switch still no heat what can i do

  • stauf Apr 24, 2008

    I am also having a problem with clothes taking forever to dry. I have cleaned out the exhaust vent from the inside of the house to the outside and checked the exhaust vent from the dryer to the wall vent. The dryer is less than a year old and had worked great before we moved. When we moved, I had to change the pigtail to a three prong instead of the four prong. Would that make a difference? I wouldn't think the thermostat would be bad, would it? Any suggestions would be helpful. My email is sstauffer11@verizon.net Thank you

  • skr34m3r Apr 30, 2008

    The washer works great, but the dryer just tumbles. I have to dry a
    half load of clothes for 3 cycles before they come out dry. It gets
    slightly warm after the second cycle. I checked the circuit breaker and
    voltages and all are ok. The vent is positioned straight out with 1.5
    feet in between the dryer and the exit hole. All spaces within the vents have been thoroughly cleaned. Any suggestions will be
    helpful. Thanks.

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You have a clog somewhere in the venting. Anywhere between the lint screen and the outside of the house. Use a vaccum with a crevice tool to reach behind the lint screen. Also check the flaps on the outside of the house. You can also access the machine end of the vent pipe by removing the two Phillips screws on the angled panel just below the dryer door. If you feel you need to take apart the machine further to clean behind the lint screen, write back. It's very tricky, and will take some time, but I can walk you through it.
Good luck!

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