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My Whirlpool Clean Touch electric dryer is not drying clothes very well. It is not getting real hot, and it takes two cycles to get most things dry. Towels and jeans take part of a third to dry. I clean the lint trap about every time I add a load. The lint trap is not full of lint, either. I am not overfilling it, it doesn't matter if it is a tiny load or not. I bought it from a reconditioned outlet about 8 months ago. I believe it was new or nearly new. There was not much wear on it. I have no manual.

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  • hermitcrab Apr 18, 2008

    Solution above helped a bit, but this is apparently not the problem... I checked the duct in the back of the dryer. There was some blockage of the duct, from being too close to the wall. We cleaned it out and moved the dryer forward to prevent it from happening again. So, this did correct the worst of the recent trouble I have been having. However, it is not fixed. Loads are taking a full cycle (hour) plus another 30 or so minutes; which is back to what it used to be -- still too long. We are in Phoenix, AZ and have low humidity. Clothes would dry only a little slower if I hung them out. (...and I do with a few things, so I know how long it takes to air dry!)



    The lint trap is now filling up pretty evenly, and a little thicker covered. See, a month ago we did a bunch of cleaning in the laundry room to add a chest freezer. We scooted the dryer back a bit to get the freezer in. OOOOPPS.



    I've been doing some reading on the internet and am wondering if we need to replace the door seal? This is the only part that I can find that mentions trouble with the drying time... I looked at it, I cannot see an obvious tear, but given the symptoms ?????? Only other thought is to go get a dryer lint cleanout brush kit from Linens+Things.



    please help.

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IF YOUR DRYER HEATS AT ALL, BUT WON'T DRY THE CLOTHES, 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME THERE IS A RESTRICTION IN THE AIR FLOW. PULL THE EXHAUST OFF OF THE BACK OF THE DRYER AND DRY ONE LOAD. IF IT DRIES O.K., THERE IS A RESTRICTION IN THE DUCT WORK.
CLEAN OUT THE LINT FROM THE DUCT WORK. IF THE DUCT WORK IS FLEXIBLE MATERIAL, REPLACE IT WITH RIGID 4 INCH METAL DUCT.

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