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MY dryer is not putting off any heat. I have had it for 4 months. I have cleaned the lint out too? Is there anything I can do to get my clothes to dry?

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when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line?all a dryer does is move air,if the dryer hasn't been cleaned it won't dry the clothes.your model has the lint filter on top,unplug the dryer,pull it out away from the wall,disconnect the vent line from the back,now pull it out so you can work on the back,first pull out the lint filter and remove the 2 phillips screws in front of it on the top panel,now go in the back and remove the back wall,on the left side you'll see the metal duct that the lint filter slides down into,remove the 4 screws and you already removed the other 2 screws on top so now you can remove the metal duct and clean it out,vac up ant lint in the back,if you have a shop vac set it up to blow and blow out the blower wheel and the heater duct on the right side,after it's all cleaned up put it back together but don't put the 2 top screws in,after you have it back together clean out the vent line,if it's a long run i use a leaf blower,stick the leaf blower into the vent line and blow it out to the outside,just make sure the outside duct is clear,no cage or anything that will block the lint,put the vent line back on and push the dryer back,now pop the top and clean out the front of dryer,i'll send you a viideo on how to take the dryer apart.
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good luck and if you know the heat is working most likely you have a block somewhere and you should do this once a year so your clothes will dry on time,if you see that it takes more time to dry your clothes this is where to start also so you don't have a dryer fire.

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Run the dryer for 2-5 minutes. Check to see if it has heat inside. If not, you have an internal problem.
If heat is generated, check your dryer lint trap. It must be clean before every dry cycle to dry properly and efficently. If the trap is clean and heat is generated, check the tubes behind the dryer for disposing of the lint.

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Try to reset the thermal cutoff, but should be no reason why it should have tripped.
The actual operating procedure is
The air enters the body of the dryer through the large opening in front of the dryer
Then the air is sucked past the heating element and into the tumbler. (the tumbler is the large bin holding your clothes).
Then after the air has circulated around the clothes, it enters the door and is directed down through the lint screen. (this catches lint from the drying process... some clothes producte more lint (such as towels) than others (such as panties) because the weave is more coarse.
Then the air passes through a duct in the front of the dryer (after the lint filter) and into the fan.
The fan forces the air into the duct leading out the back of the dryer, at which point it exits your house.
It is extremely difficult to tell you the problem without being there to eliminate any one of several things that could be the problem. First, when you have the dryer turned on and have the heat setting set to cottons, is there ANY heat at all? If you feel the door, and there is SOME heat but there is not much heat on the clothes when you feel them, the intake opening in front of the dryer is probably in need of cleaning.

While you should always clean your lint filter after each use of your dryer, you should also periodically clean the intake at least once every six months. If you do not, the air intake is eventually restricted and the drying efficiency of the drye is affected. Consult your owner's manual for the exact location of the air intake.

IF THE INTAKE IS CLEAN and clear of obstruction, and there is still not enough heat to dry the clothes, but the door feels warm when dryer is operating. Then this would imply that the exhaust duct needs cleaned out. This is something that definitely needs done periodically to prevent fire. The exhaust duct collects additional lint that the lint filter misses. While this is a small amount of lint, over a period of time, this builds up on the inside of the exhaust duct and prevents the flow of the exhaust which reduces the heated air flow around the clothes in the tumbler. This results in the air not flowing and not becoming warm enough to dry the clothes efficiently.

IF THERE IS NO HEAT AT ALL: Then there is a likelihood that the heater itself needs replacement. This is a costly repair and you will be wise to invest in another dryer instead.

The working process of your clothes dryer is a relatively simple machine. It brings in air, heats the air, flows the air through the tumber where the clothes tumble loosely with the heated air circulating around them, then the air passes through the lint filter as it exits out your home. The lint filter is necessary because those tiny pieces of fabric (lint) can collect in your exhaust duct and catch fire. This is the major cause of dryer fires. This is why you should also periodically clean out your exhaust duct. Even though you have a lint filter, the lint filter does NOT catch all the lint and lint will eventually coat the interior walls of the exhaust duct.

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Clothes not drying, but dryer runs & heats
1.defective operating thermostat---test thermostat, replace if defective
2.fan or it's pulley loose on shaft---tighten set screw
3.incorrect heat or timer settings---reset timer
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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

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disconect dryer from electric outlet first before doing anything to it!!

check ur outside exhaust vent on the house, might be full of lint, if is ok then check the duct on the back of your dryer, might be full or lint, take an leaf blower an blow all the lint off the air duct, an also if you are handy, remove the 12 or 14 screws of the back of the dryer , take the back panel off, and on your left side u will see the air port where the hot air comes off the dryer take the aditional 4 screws an clean it
then put it back together

if you still have the problem then u have bad coils

what happens an air restriction will cause the dryer not to work properly, it will overheat an shut off. but am more sure u need coils specially if u never got em replace, maintance doesn't hurt at all......

good luck leave some feedback thanks!

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Sorry for the obvious.....
Fluff on the cloths is from the lint trap not capturing it from the air flow.
Air is passed into the clothes from the laundry room. It is heated and then passed over the clothes... then filtered air is forwarded to the outside exhaust.

If you are seeing lint on your clothes, then the air coming in from your laundry area is not lint free.
1. check the back/bottom of the dryer for lint accumulation.
2. Remove the lint trap and clean out the duct work.
3. Inspect all the flooring and areas around the dryer for dust/lint - and clean any that you find.

I believe that you will then have a clean and dry load.
The proceedure of cleaning described above should be repeated every 6 months or so....
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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

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