Whirlpool gas dryer- drys clothes but takes take 2 cycles to dry. The drum moves and can still feel heat. Dryer is 12 years old. Could this be the heating aliment? If so, is this hard to change on my own? How much does this cost? Can I buy the parts in a hardware store. Thanks Cathy
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Re: changing gas whirlpool dryer heating ailment
Before you do that try this pull the unit out from the wall remove the venting from the back run a load and let the hot air go intop the house if it drys fine you have a plugged vent going to the outside and it will need to be cleaned out (This is the most common problem for long dry time)
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2 things are needed to dry clothes. 1 is good air flow. Check to make sure that the dryer vent is not clogged or partially clogged with lint. Also make sure there are no kinks in the vent hose. With the dryer running you should feel good air flow blowing out of the outside house vent. The 2nd thing a dryer needs heat. Check to see that the dryer feels warm to hot when you reach in to tough the clothes. It is possible that the heat element has partially failed. Another thing to investigate is how well the laundry machine is spinning out the water in the spin cycle. This spin cycle is used to get as much water out as possible prior to placing the clothes in the dryer. The wetter the clothes when they come out of the laundry, the longer it takes to dry them.
hi .your air duct in the dryer is probably clogged . To repair. remove lint filter 2 screws on the top, remove . lay dryer on floor, front down. remove back panel . remove the air duct, clean all lint thanks the appliance doc