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I have a Kenmore 67832 model number that is drying but takes twice as long as it use to. The air vent is open & lint filter clean. Could it be one of the thermostats not working properly & needing to be replaced?

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It might be but do this first:Unplug the dryer. Remove the rear dust cover and then remove the filter chute and wash it out, check the blower, and wash out the filter.
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The causes are many.
1. Go outside and check the thru the wall dryer duct flapper. Make sure it is free of lint.
2. Pull the lint filter and wash it with vinegar. The water then soap and water with a very good fresh water rinse.
3. Inspect the area where the lint filter is installed for any signs of lint build up. Use a crevice tool and a stretched out and folded in half wire coat hanger (Looped) to reach deep onto the lint build up areas so you can remove the lint with a crevice tool and Vacuum.
4. Remove the vent duct from the back of the dryer and check the air-flow. The air-flow should push a relaxed hand / wrist gently away from the dryer vent hole with the dryer on. If you do not get this kind of aor flow you will need to ensure all of the lint has been removed from the internal dryer ducting. If your sure the ducting is clear and you stil have poor air-flow then most likely the blower wheel has failed, Most of the time the center hub will crack and the blower wheel will not turn at full speed. Other times a fan blade breaks and blocks the ducting.
5. Use a flash light and look into the vent duct hole on the back of the dryer. Check for a restricted duct. Clean as necessary.
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Have a 2nd person look for lint after your done cleaning! The more eyes the better.

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If you are feeling any heat at all when you place your hand by the air vent in the back, your element is at least partially working. We must determine if your model has a single or double element. If you have a double, perhaps only one side is working. To determine this, I will need the model number located under the lid or on the back of the unit.
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1. Insure that your vent hose is not clogged with lint. Unhook it on both ends and see if you can see through it. If there is a blockage, remove lint, reconnect and you should be fine. 2. Insure that the flaps on the vent outside of your house are free of lint and can open and close freely. If they are upstructed, clean. If they do not open or are bent, you may need to replace the vent. 3. Pull out your lint screen and see what you see? Lint build up? Take a coat hanger and bend it to stick into the lint trap well. Can you pull out any lint? Pull out as much as you can. Also look into the vent on the there lint inside? Use your hanger. This may involve opening the top of the unit, or pulling off the front to clean. But let's get the model number before you get that far.
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