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Filter only catches about 1/3 of the lint. The

Filter only catches about 1/3 of the lint. The rest goes into the vent pipe.

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YEP! IF IT CAUGHT IT ALL THEN IT WOULD NOT BE ENERGY EFFICIENT. YOU ALSO MAY ALREADY BE MISSING THE FELT AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR LINT SCREEN.

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Lint build up


This is likely the result of an air flow problem. Ensure you are not running the dryer in a small closed room which would starve the dryer of air dramatically reducing the air over the clothes even if the full length of your vent is brand new. Next, remove the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and check for strong air flow at the outlet. If it seems strong enough then run a vent through a window or out into another room and do one load in this fashion. If this resolves your problem the blockage exists in the vent line outside your dryer and disassembling dryer becomes unnecessary. Check for vent line kinking once dryer is moved into normal position.

If not, ensure you have seen and touched every inch of interior dryer piping and hold the lint filter up to the light to be sure you can see through it. Disassemble and clean ANY section of piping you can't get your hand into. The area below the lint filter tends to catch a lot of lint and can only be accessed by a brush specifically designed for the small opening.

Remember.....the dyer heater is energized even if no air flows over the clothes. The heat will usually enter the drum overheating the clothing AND the underside of the top until a safety thermostat turns the heater off. This is a fire hazard that MAY ignite lint or clothing.

Having performed all these actions will likely resolve the problem.

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Flame goes out after 20 seconds


when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line?if the dryer can't move the air the heat will stay in th dryer and the heat won't run for long because the dryer is hot and up to temp.you should clean out the lint filter duct,the cabinet where the motor is and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower.i've seen dryers catch fire if they haven't been cleaned out.this is the prblem most of the time,people start changing parts and all it is is lint blocking the vent line or the duct that the lint filter slides into is blocked with lint.start here and see what happens

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My bosch gas dryer has a E01 code,would like to known what that is.


It could be a venting problem. Check the lint filter and the vent pipe to make sure they are not clogged with lint. I have heard that greased lighting works well for cleaning the fine lint filter. Also check where the pipe vents and make sure it is clear. Sometimes vent caps have the mesh screens left on them. When cap vents are used the small mesh screen should be removed so any lint that blows through can clear the venting system. I hope this helps. Link for cleaner: http://www.greased-lightning.com/

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It over heats and turns off but clothes still damp


You might consider checking to make sure your vent pipe and lint filter are clear if you have not already done so. These dryers are prone to lint build up where the lint filter is inserted and can this can impact drying. You can also remove the vent pipe where it connects to the dryer and see if it works better. If it does your vent pipe may need to be cleaned. Let me know if the suggestions help. .

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Dryer has to run two or three times to dry clothes seem to be hot enought. any suggestions


Check your lint filter. Keep it clean every time you dry clothes. If it is clean ther is a good chance the hose that carries the hot air and lint from machine to the outside of the building. Also the lint fan may be burned ot. YOu should feel air blowing when you pull the lint filter out of the machine. If not the motor is shot.

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Lint not catching in tray and is clogging the roof vent


This is common on all dryers. Not lint screen will catch all the lint although some are better than others. If you haven't already, you will need to clean or have your home vent cleaned (with a brush that goes all the way through the vent). If vent is not cleaned the lint will back up all the way into your dryer and cause a mess. You have stated your vent goes up to your roof so you will need to clean it every 6mths to 1yr. Aside from this there is no fix that I am aware of. Please rate me after reading this.

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Our problem is with how much dryer lint does not get caught in the lint filter. too much gets past it and plugs up our dryer vent - therefore it takes way too many cycles to dry a load, driving up our...


It may be that the lint catch (Peice the filter goes in) may need to be cleaned.
Unplug and unhook your dryer.
Remove the back panel usually has 1/4 in screws.
Once you have it removed, on the left you will see the lint trap, that can be removed by the 4 1/4 screws around it and the 2 philips screws on top of the dryer.
Once loose you can clean it with a wet dry vac or like me and simply wash it out with a hose, if you chose this method then make sure it is completely dry before putting back.
If you have a wet vac or hose on a vacuum then remove any excess dust you find, especially the area where the vent hooks up to the dryer.
Good Luck!

Nov 05, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Why does it take about 4 hours to dry a load of clothes


This is likely the result of an air flow problem if you are sure the heater is working properly. Ensure you are not running the dryer in a closed room which would starve the dryer of air dramatically reducing the air over the clothes even if the full length of your vent is brand new. Next, remove the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and check for strong air flow at the outlet. If it seems strong enough then run a vent through a window or out into another room and do one load in this fashion. If this resolves your problem the blockage exists in the vent line outside your dryer and disassembling dryer becomes unnecessary.

If not, ensure you have seen and touched every inch of interior dryer piping and hold the lint filter up to the light to be sure you can see through it. Disassemble and clean ANY section of piping you can't get your hand into. The area below the lint filter tends to catch a lot of lint and can only be accessed by removing the housing at the rear on the left side as you face the rear. Ensure the blower wheel turns when the motor turns. (Newer models may have the filter housing at the front)

Having performed all these actions will likely resolve the problem.

Sep 21, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My dryer is getting hot and turning but is not drying my clothes. We've checked the vent and hose, there is nothing there. What else can we do?


This is always the result of an air flow problem. Ensure you are not running the dryer in a closed room which would starve the dryer of air dramatically reducing the air over the clothes even if the full length of your vent is brand new. Next, remove the vent hose from the rear of the dryer and check for strong air flow at the outlet. If it seems strong enough then run a vent through a window or out into another room and do one load in this fashion. If this resolves your problem the blockage exists in the vent line outside your dryer and disassembling dryer becomes unnecessary.

If not, ensure you have seen and touched every inch of interior dryer piping and hold the lint filter up to the light to be sure you can see through it. Disassemble and clean ANY section of piping you can't get your hand into. The area below the lint filter tends to catch a lot of lint and can only be accessed by removing the housing at the rear on the left side as you face the rear. Ensure the blower wheel turns when the motor turns. (Newer models may have the filter housing at the front)

Having performed all these actions WILL resolve the problem.

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They make a 'air vent' lint cleaner and there is a handy brush made for cleaning your fridge coils that would work great. After you clean it, toss a 'Bounce' dryer sheet in to freshen it up!

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