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If this is one of the electronic models: Clean the sensor strips located inside the drying area. As wet clothes rub against these the control monitors the resistance changes and knows the clothes are still wet therefore it continues to operate. When buildup from dryer sheets and fab softener get on them strips a barrier is formed that repels dampness. Therefore the control does not know the clothes are wet and goes to the end thinking all is Kosher. Clean them sensor strips with Windex and party on!
Are the clothes warm after cycle? If not heater coils may be bad. Is lint trap cleaned out? Have you checked the vent that exhausts the air to the outside? make sure it is cleaned and kink free and the air is flowing freely. If you can get to the end of the vent outside you could try running the unit and check to see if you're getting good air flow outside from the vent.
Your Sensor that senses the clothes are wet or dry is shorted out. The dryer works likes this so the dryer heaters dont stay on while the clothes are dry. When the sensor senses the clothes are damp or wet, the heater stays on, when they start drying the sensor senses it and starts to turn down the heaters
You are correct. Pull the dryer out and disconnect your venting from the back of the dryer. Turn your dryer on and check to make sure your dryer is blowing air out of the dryer duct. If it is then leave your dryer out at least 2 ft from the wall and run a load of clothes through the dryer. If it dries your clothes normally then you have a venting restriction. Check to make sure your venting is clean, not kinked or smashed, make sure your outside vent is opening an doesn.t have something blocking it. Check your lint screen filter by running water through it. If water is not flowing through it, you have a build up of fabric softener on your screen, blocking air flow. Scrub your screen off and test again. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
if you have heat and the clothes take to long to dry you need to clean out the dryer the lint duct and blow out the vent line,also go outside and make sure there isn't a cage or something acting like a lint catch stopping air from blowing out where the flapper is
That is a very accurate assessment of the problem. Check the element for continuity between its two contacts. If there is none, replace it. If there is, look for a fuse on the side with two wires going to it. Test it for continuity. If there is none, replace it.
Here's a trick I used on my laundromats with vertical exhaust vents on the dryers.. When the dryers began drying too slow, taking too much time, giving out too many refunds... I resorted to climbing on the roof with a webster duster... it looks like a chimney sweep brush on a telescoping pole. I turned the dryers on and while they were running, ran the webster duster down the vent pipe.. It cleaned out the duct very well! I got "linted" but it worked!
Remember that the vent run should not be too long. If it gets too long, it will not stay clean and it will take too long to dry as well. if this is a recurring condition, you may want to consider a reroute of the duct.
Also, the exhaust end should be free flowing... no screen. A self-closing flap is okay, but no screen..it will simply clog up the works... Try the webster... they sell them at the local grocery store... they come with their own extension pole too!
So let me get this straight, you are getting heat from the gas burner and the drum rotates but your clothes remain wet? You can check a few basic things to identify where the problem lies.. First off, have you checked the lint trap and cleaned it? Secondly, have you checked your vent system ( meaning : are you sure it is not clogged anywhere in the duct or at the end where it exits outside? If that's OK.. when your system is drying clothes.. do you get hot air flow at the end of that duct? If not, your blower may not be working ..You need to move that hot air out of the tub for the system to dry. Heat, Motion to move clothes, air flow from the blower and an unimpeded path via the vent duct to outside.. Hope one of these things to check gets you going. Regards...