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My dryer has heat but is not drying my towels. There is nothing showing in the lint trap. It is a Whirlpool Model GEQ9800PW2

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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes for your dryer to fail.

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They do make a brush designed to go into the area where the lint trap is and be long enough to come out the rear of the unit---A lot of places will come out and professionally clean from trap to vent outlet

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Bob you will probably have to change the limits or also called thermostats if you want to try this yourself. There is probably two of them, they are located down by the burner/blower assemble and not more than 1 1/2 around with two wires going to them

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I have an electric dryer that is not drying my clothes- the drum does heat up.. but, taking several attempts to dry them- almost 8hrs for towels- the lint trap has lint that fell back into that trap,...


I worked on a similar dryer just the other day. Unplug it and take it outside
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