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Its generally takes about 100 mins. to ddry a load of clothes. How cn I adjust the thermostat on the dryer?

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I would check my vent hose as it must be clogged or crimp somewhere. Hope this helps tim

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Hi, you are correct. this drying time is quite long. i recommend checking the following areas on your unit to combat this issue. the most common issue here will be a clogged vent hose or blower housing obstruction.

Check the following---


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

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3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.


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Remove the vent from the back of the dryer and see what the temps are. The cycling (or operating) thermostat is on the blower housing and opens more than 100* lower than the 266 you are reading. That, combined with the long dry times indicates an airflow issue. Check your lint screen....fabric sheet and lint can combine to coat and restrict air flow through it. Also check down in the blower housing with the lint screen removed. You'll see lint build up by looking down the slot with a flashlight. If it's restricted, so is the blower wheel and the blower housing. Also make sure the flap, or lovers at the vent hood outside are opening fully. Remove any accumilation of lint from there.

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For a gas dryer:
Assuming the dryer is working properly and the control cycles are ok, look for things like a restricted venting system which inclides the exhaust, lint screen, etc. This would be the large pipe connected to the dryer exhaust that vents outside.

If it's an electric dryer, there could be issues with heating elements, thermostats, a control board, the timer, etc. Also check for any excessive lint build-up.

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your dyer stat has gone you can see this when you take the lid off make sure you unplug the machine its normaly the white one it has two wires the other one is black that's the clod one leave that only take out the white one and go down to your appliance shop and ask them for one take down the model of your machine first onece replaced job done

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