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You have an air restriction in your exhaust vent. Either to long, crimped, or somehing is blocking the vent. Rate me if I helped you.

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I have lots of lint that gets trapped under and all around lint filter and it is very hard to get out - why is it not being contained? GE Dryer DBVH512EFOWW front load.


Hi rstebly...
Sometimes the problem is with the lint filter itself...
If you use "dryer sheets" they can plug up the holes in the lint filter with a kind of waxy substance and that will impair the air getting thru the filter causing the lint and air to find another way out, not thru the filter but thru the machine.
I would suggest you take the filter out and wash/scrub, lightly it in hot soapy water, let dry, then reinstall the filter.
You should also check the blower /blower tube and the inside of your dryer for lint buildup also, as lint buildup can cause dryer fires.
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Our GE Profile DPSB613ED2WW dryer has been losing drying efficiency for the past few months. It now takes three cycles to completely dry a load. The dryer is heating (although we assume not correctly) and...


How is the vent discharge air flow out the back of dryer? If not very strong check out lint trap cavity for blockage or obstuction causing lint to build up, blocking air flow from drum cavity. Once found a pocket comb that had got into lint trap housing and created a lint dam blocking air flow.

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My gas dryer runs forever without making any heat. The timer doesnt advance at all. The air flows great just no heat. On a VERY rare ocassion there is a little heat but hardly ever.


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Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following -
1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place.
2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes. Post comments for further help or information.....
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Hi there,

Well if your dryer tumbles, but there is no heat then you may please check out the following -
1. First of all you can check out for proper air flow - Check the vent for proper air flow by placing your hand over the exterior vent while the dryer is running. You should feel a strong flow of air. If not then check the lint trap. It is located either on top of the dryer or possibly just inside the door. Remove any lint that has built up in the lint trap. Cleaning the lint trap should be done regularly, even as often as after every load. Do not operate the dryer without a lint trap in place.
2. Secondly you can check out the Ignitor - gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes.
Post comments for further help or information.....
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Takes to long to dry clothes


Check your lint trap and piping. Make sure that no lint is clogged in the lint trap all the way to out side. This is a pretty common issue.

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I CAN HAVE MY DRYER ON THE HOTTEST SETTING AND IT GETS HOT BUT TAKES LIKE 3 TIMES THROUGH A CYCLE TO DRY MY STUFF


I would first pull the exhaust hose or pipe off and check for blockage or a kink. If its getting hot then its probably an air flow issue. Also make sure the lint trap is clean. Sometimes you can get the crevice attachment for a vacuum down in the lint trap area far enough to clean any excess lint out. Check where the dryer exhausts outside for a blockage like maybe birds nest or bees hive. I hope this helps.

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Check for brisk air flow at outlet of vent hose (hose disconnected). If weak, remove lint screen and retry. If now has brisk flow, clean screen in hot water and detergent.

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Apr 22, 2010 My dryer would not dry the clothes either. the heating element would only come on once then nothing. The high limit thermostat was bad. Pull the electrical plug. Remove the top cover and the thermostat has an orange/black wire to it. It is hard to get to the screws but I was able. Then I found the element would cycle many times but not stay on long enough to dry the clothes thoroughly - I found the culprit - the motor driven fan creats a suctionin the drum and the hot air from the rear coil is pulled thru the drum, thru the front door (via the holes in the door's inner face) down thru the lint screen, thru the outer fan housing and out the exhaust. My problem was that the door's cardboard backing had seperated and along with the trapped lint clogged the door's holes and restricted the air flow. I took the door off, seperated the 2 halves, removed the cardboard and cleaned the lint out. The dryer is now working like new. Summary: The high limit thermostat was bad probably from cycling so much and the air flow diminished slowly over time to the point I did not notice until the clothes just wouldn't dry. Check the air flow first. Hope this helps
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