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Takes two cycles to dry anything - even on High

Even though I've followed the manual's instructions to wash the lint screen (to remove softener buildup), it still can't dry a load in one cycle. The clothes come out warm when they finally ARE dry, so I know it's at least heating... but why does it have to take soooooo long?? I dry EVERYTHING on high, and count on it requiring two, sometimes even three cycles.

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Check your venting going outside. Make sure there is no blockage. Are you overloading it?

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First, check your breakers for the dryer. turn them all the way off and then back on. if it still doesn't work right, it needs to have all the lint cleaned out of the exhaust hose, and then the inside needs to be cleaned and the heating coil examined for damage.

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It could be the lint screen needs cleaning, and not just removal of lint, but washing with warm water and a soft brush to remove fabric softener / static cling sheets that can build up and without being obvious, clog the screen. If there is not adequate air flow and the dryer is over heating it may shut itself off as a safety precaution.
Also, i'm not sure about this model, but many dryers have moisture sensors. These can become ineffective do to fabric softener sheets build up that coats the sensors. Check the owners manual and locate the sensor. It is just two metal contacts inside the dryer. Clean them with warm water and a nylon scrub pad, like you would use to wash dishes, but not steel wool or anything too abrasive.

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The biggest thing to remember about your clothes dryer is that it has to get the moisture out. If you keep your venting clean it will aid your dryer in shorter drying times. The more heated dry air it can pull through wet clothes while they are tumbling the faster clothes will dry.
If the venting is restricted by lint or kinked, or low quality venting, all end up costing more in drying times. Use good venting, preferably steel, and do use the proper vent cap on the outside wall.(check lint does not catch here also)Many service calls could be prevented by regular maintenance of venting.( thermal safety fuses which all dryers have are the reason for most service repair calls when the venting has not been cleaned) Also the shorter distance your dryer is vented, the better.

The second less obvious problem is not cleaning the lint screen. All the air or almost all passes through this screen before being exhausted outside. You need to clean the lint first. Second you need to wash the lint screen in the sink to clean off any build up of fabric softener that can also cause slow drying. Water should run straight through the metal mesh, if it ponds it is coated with softener, and water should wash this off.(I have been on service calls where dryers were not drying correctly and just washing off the lint screen of fabric softener fixed the problem)
Lastly wiping the two short parallel bars about three inches long found inside the dryer with alcohol to remove any fabric softener or other coating will keep the automatic cycle working right.Not all dryers use these........
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Hello Pam, Take the lint screen over to the sink and gently wash it in dish soap and water. Let it dry and try it. Sometimes the small holes in the lint screen plug up from using fabric softener and/or fabric softener sheets. It doesn't take much to restrict the airflow through the lint screen.

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Check your vent. Inspect the dryer venting from the rear of the dryer to the outside vent hood of the home.
If there's a restriction in the vent--the clothing in the dryer takes longer to dry.
When an LG dryer is functioning normally---the time required to dry laundry is determined by the *Sensor* located on the drum side of the lint filter housing and by the main control board.
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Reducing the length of the vent or starting a second cycle becomes necessary to fully dry the clothing.
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