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HotPoint Elec dryer heats up but doesn't dry

I have a Hotpoint electric dryer. It seems to heat up fine and as a matter of fact the top surface of the dryer is very hot to the touch. But the clothes never get dry. I mean after hours they aren't dry. Even the lightest weight items. It's almost like there isn't any air flow. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Deb

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  • Deb62 Apr 01, 2008

    It is the crinkled up kind but kind of looks like metal instead of plastic. I moved the dryer after you told me this and it's working great now! Thanks so much, your my hero of the day :)

  • Deb62 Apr 02, 2008

    I surely will! Thanks again for your quick response and helpful solutions.



    Deb

  • misstryfixit May 09, 2008

    Hi I have a hotpoint condensor TDC30 and it heats up on the outside and the clothes feel warm but take hours to dry.I empty the water before each load and clear the filter but it doesn't make a difference. I would appreciate some tips

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Yes you have a vent restriction something is blocking your airflow it needs to be an open 4 inches all the way and clear describe your vent to me are you using plastic behind the dryer is it short or all mashed up don't move the dryer get a flashlight and look over the back like its sitting and describe your vent to me from the dryer to the out side if its plastic and looks like a python then you may have found your promblem

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  • robert samples Apr 01, 2008

    well rate me it helps hon every time i fix something and don't get rated i lose points but listen for a moment the best way to do your drier vent is 4 inch pvc plastic drain pipe run it under your house and tie it to your floor joist put a 90 degree elbow on it and bring it up through the floor put a 4 inch hood on the out side then cut the connection hose only as long as you need to and hook it to the pvc and when you push the dryer back make sure its not mashed or folded over and you wont never have a problem otay-17

  • robert samples Apr 02, 2008

    hey your welcome thanks for helping it keeps me able to to help others

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If that didn't work, what else could be the problem?

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