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This weekend, dryer would stay on for an extended period of time but the clothes weren't drying.

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These are pretty simple machines. Look for an air restriction which could be causing the machine to malfunction. Then remove the bottom panel and get the heating element out. Check for braks in the wire. Manual and more here

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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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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Lets talk about the physics of changing drying temps mid cycle. The dryer has built up an average temperature that is high when you had high selected. The clothes are hot. The drum is hot and the chassis / ducting is also hot. It can take almost 10 minutes for that residual heat to be removed before you notice that the drying temp has changed.

Having said that, there are a few things to check as to why it is taking an extended period to dry your clothes and why the dryer seems to be running hot.

1. Check the outside dryer vent flapper for lint build up.

2. Check the ducting for lint fromt he dryer exit to the outside vent flapper.

3. Remove the lint filter and look for lint build up around the lint filter ducting. (if it needs cleand do NOT use anything sharp to remove the lint.) A vacuume crevice tool and an old coat hanger folded in half works great.

After checking all of the above and making sure they are ALL clean, try your mid cycle change again an see if it takes less time to notice a difference.

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My dryer does not get hot enough to dry the clothes.It takes about 80 minutes to dry on high heat.


If this is an electric dryer, it would appear that you have a broken dryer element, which would account for the extended drying time.

You can access the elements from the back of the dryer by removing the rear panel. Be sure to unplug the dryer first, to avoid getting an electric shock. You will need a multi-meter to check the continuity of the two (2) dryer elements. Just put the meter into the Ohms setting and check across the two element contact points to see if you have continuity. If you find that one of them isn't giving you a zero "0" reading, that is the bad one.

Go to searsdirectparts.com to enter in your full model number and you can see the exploded line drawing for your dryer and the parts list and prices for the replacement part.

The reason the dryer is taking longer to dry, is because without both elements, the dryer cannot get hot enough to dry the clothes within the normal time, as only one element is having to provide all the heat in an attempt to dry the clothes.

You should replace the element as soon as possible, as having only one heating element working will cause that remaining element to fail sooner as well, since it will be staying one for a much longer time than normal.

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Hello mehta1007,
If your dryer is taking more time than normal, you may have one of a few problems with it.. The most obvious place to check is the exhaust duct system. Many times when the dryer is trying to move moist air out of the dryer and if the exhaust system is restricting air movement, the dry time will be extended. So that would be the first place I would look.. Check the exhaust end baffle too ( outside ).
Please let me know if that was your problem and other details if it was not..
Good Luck..
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Rick

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Dryer not completely drying clothes.


Cleaning the lint trap of the dryer may is not enough in some cases. I suspect you may have a problem with the vent ducting that extends from the the exhaust of the dryer to where it exits your home. The majority of dryer heat realted problems are due to poor ventilation and clogged vents. I dryer left in this condition will overheat to the point of failure. Not to mention, this creates a fire hazard and a habitat for rodents.

A simple test to determine if you have a dryer ventilation problems is to remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load WITHOUT the vent hose attached. The air exiting the back of the dryer should be warm and forceful. If the clothes dry normally, then you need to inspect your vent ducting from where it enters the wall, to where it exits the home.

If the air flow is weak and your clothes still take a long time to dry, then you need to inspect the INTERIOR ducting of the dryer. Namely, the air blower housing. I suspect you'll find your clothes will dry better with the vent hose removed. Since it dried normally BEFORE you moved, and now it doesn't, you need to take a serious look at where the vent exhausts to. If the ducting runs through and attic or crawl splace they typically development sags, kinks and can clog. The rule of thumb when it comes to ducting: the SHORTER and STRAIGHTER, the better. Every bend you put into a dryer vent creates resistance to air flow, makes the dryer blower fan work harder and creates choke points where lint can accumulate and clog. Perform this simple prelimnary check and let me know what you find. I hope you find this advice helpful.

PS Do not run your dryer for extended periods of time without the exhaust hose attached. This will add humidity to your home and potential mildew. One load should be enough to determine if you have a problem. Don't run it this way as a normal everyday routine.

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Clothes are not getting dried.


Check your dryer ducting.  If you have not cleaned your dryer ducting recently, it may be time to do so.  In order for a dryer to work correctly, it needs proper air flow.  A lot of people don't realize that just seeing the heating element glowing and the air blower fan running isn't enough to get your clothes dry.  If the dryer does not have a proper exhaust the air has no where to go.  All that air that is normally exhausted out of the dryer vent carries all the moisture from your clothes with it.  If the exhaust is clogged, all that moisture stays in the dryer and the dryer works harder to try to heat.  Your clothes stay wet and, eventually, your thermal cut-out and/or heating element will blow.  You could also have a clog somewhere inside the air baffle in the dryer.  This is where the exhaust fan is.  Lint can get trapped in this area clog up your dryer.  Here's a simple test you can perform:

1. Remove the exhaust ducting from the back of the dryer and dry one load in this manner, letting the dryer exhaust freely into your laundry room or garage.  Feel the air leaving the exhaust port on the back of the dryer.  The air should eventually heat up and be rather forceful.  If your clothes dry faster, then you know you have a clog somewhere in the ducting.  You will need to trace it all the way to where it leaves your home at the exhaust vent outside.  If it is run in a crawl space, make sure it is suspened from the rafters and not on the ground.  Leaving it on the ground makes it susceptable to rodents wanting to chew through to get inside your dryer.  Dryers provide a great source of warmth and bedding material (lint) and mice love them.  Also ensure thre are no sags in the line that will create areas for lint to collect.  If you find that your clothes are drying better, take care of the problem immediately.  Running a dryer for extended periods of time exhausting in your home can add unwanted humidity, dust and potential mildew.

2.  If your dryer still is not drying sufficiently, or you have very weak air flow coming out of the rear exhaust port.  You will need to remove the air baffle housing and check for clogs.  I experienced a home where a dryer would not heat, but the ducting was clear all the way to the exterior vent.  The heating element was also heating properly.  When I removed the ducting, however, there was barely any air coming out of the dryer.  When I inspected the air baffle housing I found a mouse nest as big as a shoe box and compacted to the point that I had to disassemble the unit to get it out.  You will find that MOST insufficient drying problems are directly related to the cleanliness of your dryer interior and your dryer ducting.  Not to mention, the potential for house fires if you do not maintain a dryer properly.  I have also found situations where lint became so backed up in a dryer that there was evidence of multiple fires inside the dryer.  Take the time to double check your dryer venting and replace those old plastic worn out vent hoses with new semi-rigid metal hoses.  They resist crimping and crushing and will not clog as easily.

NOTE: It is normal for the heating element to cycle on and off.  This is actually a symptom of a "healthy drying cycle".

I hope this information is helpful to you.  If you find no obvious signs of clogs or obstructions, let me know.  You may have something else causing your problem.

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