Question about Dryers
This is usually a symptom of a lint clogged vent or restricted air flow through an expandable, plastic or foil vent tube behind the dryer that is squished. First check your lint filter and clean it. With the filter removed, check the filter reservoir and see if there is a lot of lint that needs to be cleaned out. If not, then you will more than likely need to pull the dryer out to check the vent for blockage. Unplug the dryer and remove the vent from the back of the dryer. Using a flashlight, clean out or vacuum out the excess lint. Do the same for the vent tube you disconnected. Also check outside at the vent cap to make sure it is not blocked there and that good air flow allows the vent flap to open when the dryer is running. You can check this after you reassemble the vent inside and fire it off. Hope this helps solve your problem. Douglas
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Intermitten Heat up
I would like to thank the ones who responded to giving me a 'hand' in repairing my dryer. I did like you said & changed out the coils & now the dryer is working like it should.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
SOURCE: Dryer heats slowly
When dryer heats too slow, that means that there is a problem either with the heating element, the thermostat, or the vent.
See the following suggeations from Repairclinic:
Drying is too slow It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.
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 it.
Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
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 with two screws.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
your gas coils are bad. they open up for the first cycle but fail to after. Replace your coils and this will solve your problem
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
your dryer has a safety feature that it will not run or heat when the door is opened. It is so no gas fumes are exhauseted into your home. Once the safety is engaged, It will not allow the dryer to restart for a short while. It should clear itself after only a few minutes. Hope this helps, good luck.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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