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Dryer not drying in alloted time

The dryer runs for what I think is the correct amount of time and does get hot but not as hot as it should so dryer has to be run twice to dry clothes. Already replaced the vent tube and checked the vent for blockage. Could it be the thermostat (is there a thermostat)?

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  • mikefurlano May 26, 2010

    Thanks aasc. Will try it and post results here in a day or so.

  • mikefurlano May 26, 2010

    Thanks aasc. Will try it and post results here in a day or so.

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Pull the dryer out and disconnect the vent hose . Dry a load of clothes and if it drys in the correct time , the vent hose is either kinked behind the dryer when pushed back or the vent outlet needs cleaned ( if venting goes up thru the wall , have to go into the attic and cut the hose to check . Can be reconnected with duct tape . Never found a thermostat on Whirlpool , causing it to take twice as long to dry .

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There is a thermostat. it usually is located on the heating element housing

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