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I always have to run a dry cylce of clothes through 2x before the clothes are dry. It is worse on the dry cycle rather than on the timed setting. Help? This is a Kenmore Electric Dryer, Model No. 110.965662.10 purchased in 1996 from Sears.

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Your vent path is the issue. Check the entire length of it from beginning to end.

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A clothes dryer is as simple as heat and airflow just like a hair dryer. If you have heat then you are probably lacking airflow. Check that the vent is not crushed or pinched behind the dryer and also make sure the main line is not full of lint or anything else that could be blocking airflow. If this is beyond your skill, strength, or aggravation level then you can call a dryer vent cleaning company. Timed dry cycle is the old reliable setting and clothes should be dry between 30 and 50 minutes. The "best" cycle on a dryer is one that utilizes a moisture sensor bar and thermister to determine drying time without over drying the clothes. This will be found on cycles other than timed dry if your dryer has that feature. Always pay attention to the care labels on your clothing as they will tell you how to care for your clothing such as "tumble dry low temperature".

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No matter where I set the temp control or how little drying time I set it for, it always dries fast and hot


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The cycling or operating thermostatis often the problem when a dryer runstoo hot, but there are also other things that can make it run hot also.

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My dryer doesn't seem to be drying my clothes. I have to run the cycle 2x for clothes to dry and the lint is cleaned out


Lots of the time lint still gets by and starts to block further down into the ductwork and around the fan.
Unplug dryer from the wall
Pull dryer out and remove hose from the back
Inspect inside with light you can put your arm up to to feel around
Look for the odd sock, clumping of lint or bounce sheets
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I put a small load of washing in the dryer and it doesn't dry and takes 2 or 3 drying cycles.


A restricted vent is the most common cause for long dry times. You can run a load of clothes with the vent hose disconnected from the back of the dryer. If you don't get any heat dring a cylce, and you verified an "air fluff" cycle has not been selected, I suggest having a professional service tech give you a diagnosis. The problem could be in one of a few thermostats, the heating element, main control (timer or control board), sensor, motor switch or even supply voltage.

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You can make adjustments to your Automatic Cycles by adjusting the Factory Dryness Level:
Changing the Automatic Cycle settings to increase or decrease drying time:
If all your loads on all Automatic Cycles are consistently less dry or more dry than you would like, you may change the default settings to increase or decrease the default dryness
level.

Your automatic drying settings can be adjusted to adapt to different installations, environmental conditions, or personal preference. This change is retained and will affect all of your
Automatic Cycles, not just the current cycle/load. There are 5 drying settings, which are displayed using the time display:
0 Much wetter clothes, 30% less drying time.
1 Slightly wetter clothes, 15% less drying time.
2 Factory preset dryness level.
3 Slightly drier clothes, 15% more drying time.
4 Much drier clothes, 30% more drying time.
TO CHANGE THE DRYING SETTINGS: NOTE: The settings cannot be changed while the dryer is running or paused. The dryer must be in standby mode (power is off) to adjust the default settings.
  1. Before starting a cycle, touch and hold DRYNESS for 6 seconds.
  2. Touch DRYNESS to select the dryness level shown in the time display: 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
  3. Touch START/PAUSE to save the new dryness level setting.

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This is caused by the dryer vent being blocked and not allowing the moist air to be removed from the dryer. To confirm this. Dry a load of close in a timed dry setting. Set the time on a specific time and then start the dryer. Wait for about 5 min. See if the timer has moved. If it has then the problem is not the timer. It is the exhaust vent being plugged up somewhere. Moisture how the auto dry setting works. The dryer sences moisture and runs longer to dry your clothes. With the dryer exhaust vent blocked, wet moist air is comming back into the dryer and fooling the sensor into believing the close are not dry and runs for a very long time. It is not uncommon for this problem to cause a dryer to never shut off. Your dryer exhaust vent is plugged up with lint somewhere.

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My Amana Model NDG5800AWW dryer has ceased to dry clothes dependably. The Only setting that still sort of works is HIGH timed drying, and this heats up to what used to be the "delicate" setting....


if you are using the auto dry setting and the dryer is still running after 5 hours you either have a timer issue or a thermostat problem.

The timer is driven by a motor, if the timer motor is bad the timer wont time out.

in the auto dry cycle the thermostat has to cycle off and on which then sends power to the timer again advancing the timer.

set the timer in a timed dry cycle for say ten minutes, if the timer advances and turns off then you know the timer works. if it doesnt advance you have a timer motor issue,

if the problem is the auto cycle, you could replace the thermostat, about $20 american. however a clock timer would be cheaper.

Based on how old is your machine and do you want to stick a timer in it after already paying the service man is up to you.

A basic bath towel load should be dry in about 50 minutes, this varies on how good your seals are and how long a vent you are running, if the dryer vent was plugged you already have shortened the life of your heating element.




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