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Long drying time

My dryer is taking up to 2 1/2 hrs to dry a normal size load of clothes. I.ve had the dryer vent cleaned out. I still see moisture inside the dryer door within 1 hour of starting the dryer. Is my problem the heating element in the dryer or what?

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  • Rickmc Jun 23, 2008

    The dryer is taking hours and hours to dry clothes and they stay damp even after that long. When I open the door, there is a lot of moisture on the door, I can run my fingers along the door and they will be dripping wet. I've replaced the dryer connecting tube and verified that hot air is blowing out of it while the dryer is running. I have a Kenmore gas dryer. Any help would be great appreciated. you can reach me at softsavvy at erols.com if you have a possible solution. Thanks

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    The inside door of my dryer is wet after the dryer is finished, and the load takes longer than normal to dry. I cleaned the dryer vent,which is vented to the wall and the wall vent goes up through the condo wall about 10 feet to the roof vent. But I still have the problem. This is a new condo, should I contact the builder or is my problem the dryer?



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  • Michael Grimshaw May 11, 2010

    If it's heating and tumbling but not drying, you have a clog inside the machine.



    Do you have a gas dryer or electric? What brand? What model? How old is it?



    With this information, I can tell you how to find and remove the clog.


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CLOTHES WONT DRY. IT GETS REALLY HOT INSIDE. THEY SEEM WETTER AFTER IT RUNS FOR AWHILE. TAKES PROLLY 3 HRS TO DRY.


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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

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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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Sensor dry takes a couple of times to dry clothes


My mother has one of these machines. Less than a year old. I think that is just the nature of these dryers. The vent goes right through the wall and is a 2 foot run. I know their are no restrictions of any sort and the lint filter cleaned after every load. I have found that if I put it on More dry it does fairly well.

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Taking long time to dry the clothes


Due to a dryer either heats or no heat , I would suggest pulling the dryer out and removing the vent hose . Dry a load of clothes to see if they dry normally . If they do , this verifys that the vent hose is either kinked ( restricting air flow ) , or , if the vent runs UP inside the wall , there is a restriction between the inside vent hose to the outside vent . May have to go into the attic to clean .

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Our new lg dryer model #DLE1310w is not drying properly. We have 6 medium side towels that are not very wet in the dryer even on the hottest setting it is taking two cycles to dry the towels. When we...


Recheck the vent all the way to the outside and make sure the vent hose is not smashed behind the dryer.

Long time to dry complaints almost always are due to a restricted vent.

Remove vent to dryer and test a wet load if they dry ok then the house vent is at fault.

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Dryer takes 4-5 hours todry clothes dryer seems hot just not drying


HI, Check the following to address this issue further.

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. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

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Excessive moisture inside dryer and not drying in timely manner.


Either your vent hose is kinked behind the dryer , or the vent line is stopped up . Pull the dryer out and remove the vent hose . Dry a load or 2 of clothes ( the first load will remove any humidity ) and it should dry normal . This will tell you if the vent line is restricted .

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Dryer isn't getting as hot as it should, clothes take twice as long to dry


clean out your wall vent,dryer hose and lint trap that should do it,what happens if you have a clogged vent the dryer keeps the wet hot air in loner and it take twice as long to dry-mike

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Dryer taking too long to dry clothes


Hello :)

Very common problem. You need to call a
duct cleaning company and tell them to clean
your dryer vent. Rule-of-thumb: dryer vents
should be cleaned every couple of years to
prevent them from being clogged with lint and
causing lint fires. This is definitely your problem.
Good luck :)

p.s. one way to verify a clogged vent is
to go outside where the vent exits the house
and feel the air-flow. should have adequate air-flow.

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