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Clothes not getting dry

When first got dryer did great job, now takes long time for clothes dry, keep lint filter cleaned and has good outlet flow

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  • LEMONS4US Jul 05, 2008

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  • clw0312 Feb 21, 2009

    Dryer taking too long to dry. i shake the clths out and don't put too much in. Whats the deal...I have the dryer timed at 90 minutes Cottons-Regular heat. Always Twice! There is also an Easy Care-Med Heat, Delicates-Low heat, and a Fluff-no heat. We are washing cloths all the time. Let me know if there is something I may be doing wrong.



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  • jmillsfam Mar 21, 2009

    dryer takes longer to dry clothes that used to - checked the vent seems fine - is it heating element

  • Geoff Siegel
    Geoff Siegel May 11, 2010

    where are you checking the outlet flow? at the back of the machine or at the end of the vent run?

  • Lyza Cruz Jan 11, 2014

    If it's cold/colder in your area, it would take you longer to dry your clothes even if there's nothing wrong with your dryer.

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If it's cold/colder in your area, it would take you longer to dry your clothes even if there's nothing wrong with your dryer. If not, there might be a problem with the igniter of your dryer.

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Heating element only stays hot for 30 seconds after starting dryer. Takes 2 hours to dry clothes.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

Umplug your vent and run dryer see if that will make a different when dryer your clothe if not may be gas coils

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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Dryer Taking too Long to Dry Your Clothes?


A very common issue we deal with on FixYa is clothes dryers that are taking too long to dry clothes. Here's a few tips on keeping your drying time to the minimum.
1. Check and empty your lint trap before each load. If air flow is restricted, your dryer will need longer to get the job done. A clean lint trap will allow for maximum intake air to the dryer blower.
2. Check the exhaust ductwork for lint buildup. If the 4" ductwork that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.
  • Disconnect the dryer power cord (and gas line if a gas unit), slide the dryer forward far enough to access the 4" ductwork clamp at the back of the dryer. Disconnect the ductwork at the dryer and separate to inspect both in the dryer exhaust duct and the ductwork as well.
  • Remove all built up lint. You may need to access under the floor, or in the crawlspace, or basement to get at all the areas that lint may be built up. Remember that when there's an elbow (turn) chances are pretty good there's lint in there, so take the time to separate the ductwork where needed to give it a thorough cleanout.
  • Long straight sections of ductwork can be easily cleaned by purchasing a "webster" style pole brush.
  • Clean the exhaust duct of the dryer but be careful not to damage anything inside your dryer
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3. Remove lint build up from inside the machine
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  • Remove the front drum support/air duct from the front of the dryer
  • Carefully vacuum the lint out of the dryer with soft brush attachment on your vac. Be careful not to damage any ignitor or electrical items.
  • Clean the inside of the lint trap duct of sediment/ buildup
4. Make sure your washing machine is spinning the water out of your loads correctly. This one is pretty obvious, but it bears mentioning.
If your clothes feel wetter than normal, it's definitely going to take longer to dry. Be sure to wash "like" items. A medium/large load of towels is better than a towel and 5 cotton shirts ( that towel will throw the load off balance and your machine won't spin as fast to get the water out).
5. Medium-sized loads dry faster than mega-large-cram-it-in loads.
The idea of getting all you can into a dryer (or washer) to save time and money will end up costing you both time and money. I've seen this played out many times in my laundromats: You will find that a medium, loosely packed load will dry faster and with less wrinkles and less ironing needed.


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A clogged or partially clogged vent will reduce the air flow through the dryer and greatly increase the drying time. I assume you checked the drying time again after you cleaned the vents. Have you also checked that the lint trap is clean? Make sure no lint has found it's way around the lint trap and has jammed the intake.

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