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New dryer looks like never been used (got in purchase of home), pulled lint trap to see for lint (clean) flashed light inside trap (clean), drum turns when on and clothes become warm/hot but not drying. When dryer is running, can see the element glowing really red under machine for short time then stop glowing, then starts again. When dryer is running for 10 minutes, I can pull the vent off the back and not hot to the touch at all. Vent pipes going outside are not clogged. Air from back of dryer is hardly felt by the hand when venting is totally off machine

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It is either the coil is going bad or the thermo safety is bad, there should be a wiring diagram(usually located in the back of the dryer behind the knobs, just unscrew the back plate) and you will see the safety limit. You can bypass and see if that is the problem, if it is make sure to get a new one as if you leave it bypassed and use it down the road it may cause a fire. Hope this helps tim

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My kenmore elite dryer that i bought 2 years ago lint trap corner is catching my clothes and tearing them. we had it replaced and its doing it again. I am tired of messing with it. Please help.


don't know if you already had this fixed,usually this is caused by not having your dryer cleaned out,the lint builds up inside the duct that the lint filter slides down into and has to be removed and cleaned out.also in some of the kenmore dryer ducts there's a metal clip inside the duct that can come loose and hold the lint filter up.these are the two most likely causes for this to happen.

Sep 23, 2013 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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New Clothes Dryer vs. Fix the OLD One


If your old clothes dryer isn't working well, how do you tell if it's time to replace it? Here are some things to check before you set it on the curb with a FREE sign.
If it still turns on, runs a proper cycle, doesn't make alot of squeaks and groans, and your clothes are at least attempting to dry, then check the following before you decide to replace.

1. Check and empty your lint trap before each load. If air flow is restricted, your dryer will need longer to get the job done. A clean lint trap will allow for maximum intake air to the dryer blower.
2. Check the exhaust ductwork for lint buildup. If the 4" ductwork that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.
  • Disconnect the dryer power cord (and gas line if a gasunit), slide the dryer forward far enough to access the 4" ductworkclamp at the back of the dryer. Disconnect the ductwork at the dryerand separate to inspect both in the dryer exhaust duct and the ductworkas well.
  • Remove all built up lint. You may need to access underthe floor, or in the crawlspace, or basement to get at all the areasthat lint may be built up. Remember that when there's an elbow (turn)chances are pretty good there's lint in there, so take the time toseparate the ductwork where needed to give it a thorough cleanout.
  • Long straight sections of ductwork can be easily cleaned by purchasing a "webster" style pole brush.
  • Clean the exhaust duct of the dryer but be careful not to damage anything inside your dryer
  • Reconnect and turn the dryer on air fluff to blow the rest out.
3. Remove lint build up from inside the machine
  • Turn power off again
  • Remove the front cover of your dryer
  • Remove the front drum

  • support/air duct from the front of the dryer
  • Carefully vacuum the lint out of the dryer with soft brush attachment on your vac. Be careful not to damage any ignitor or electrical items.
  • Clean the inside of the lint trap duct of sediment/ buildup
4. While you've got it open replace the drive belt and check the pulleys.

If this improves your dryer, hang onto it for a while longer! Most times dryers just need a good cleaning and the exhaust duct cleaned. If you're not satisfied with the results, take it to the curb and recycle it to another family.


on Dec 07, 2009 | Dryers

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Whirlpool dryer ler7646eq1 will not heat


First the most obvious and you've most likely covered yourself look at the lint trap/if clogged clean thoroughly with vacuum cleaner pull out lint trap and **** up as far as deep as you can get some of the lint that you don't see and believe me there's a ton depending on your exhaust/vent type . Next go outside check the vent attached to the outside of home for clogs/lint buildup lastly here's a trick I've personally used SEVERAL TIMES on my old ge dryer if you have a LEAF BLOWER pull dryer out of the way and next go outside remove exhast vent usually 4 phippls screws going out next remove vent/trap outside go back inside and use the leaf blower to blow out all of the lint caught in the vent tube your be surprised how much was in there. HOPE this quick fix addresses your dryer issue if not its most likely the dryers thermostat they're fairly cheap online. Just trying to save you a buck friend. Have a good day Ryan in Minnesota

Oct 17, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I clean my lint trap from the dryer after every use, but i still get lint particles on all my clothes when I take them out! Its been happening every time and when i clean the lint trap its full. How do I...


Hi and welcome to fixya,

This problem can be caused by poor air circulation inside. In order to efficiently remove lint from clothes, load the dryer 1/2 of its drum capacity. It also helps putting fabric conditioner sheets to prevent clothes from charging static electricity which can attract lint..

Hope this helps,
levibit

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Clogged lint inside dryer exhaust


there is a vent cleaning kit that can be baught at lowes or home depot and comes with attachments to get down inside the lint trap to be vaccumed out.
you can also lift the lid and remove the front panel and get to the trap area

Mar 28, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Too much lint is getting past the lint trap. How


if the filter isn't damaged then this is normal,you should take off the bottom panel and use a shop vac to blow out all the lint inside the dryer especially the motorand blow it forward and vac it up so you don't have to pull the drum to clean it,then remove the lint filter and take off the duct that the filter slides into,now go outside and make sure nothing is blocking the flapper like an animal cage that comes with some of the outside vents,if it's clear go inside and remove the vent line,if it's a long run from the dryer to the outside blow it out with a leaf blower,you should do this once a year and your clothes will always dry on time and your motor and other parts will last longer,when the lint builds up the dryer runs hotter and longer and that's what damages the dryer

Feb 06, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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The cycles have stopped heating. We have replaced the thermol fuse twice now in two weeks. Noticed when I touch the button to start a cycle, the readout is saying to check filter. Where is that? I'm...


Go outside and look at your flapper valve. Here is another news flash the lint filter can be clean but the air ducts in the dryer can still have lint build up in them. Pull out the lint trap also then using a flaishlight look underneath and around the lint trap area for lint build up. If you don't see anything there remove the rear vent hose and look both into the dryer and into the vent hose. Most likely you find either a kinded vent hose or lint buildup somewhere other than the lint trap itself. If you do find the source just do not use anything sharp to attempt to remove the lint. A bent metal coat hanger or a very large zip / spot ite works great for this task. Hopefully this will resolve your problem. If not post back and we can go from there.

Jan 14, 2010 | Dryers

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My dryer heats,tumbles,but takes several cycles to dry a load(small).Not much air coming out of vent and have cleaned vent out.Any ideas?


The fan that pulls the hot air through the dryer and pushes the exhaust out through the vent hose is plugged with lint. You will want to remove the cover on the fan and manually clean the fan out. I had the same problem with my dryer, I was astounded by the amount of lint that was trapped in the fan.
Also look inside the cloths drum on the back wall and make certain the hole in that wall are not clogged with lint also. Use a flash light and make sure the hole are perfectly clean.
Good luck, clean it all out and let me know.
Regards,

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LG DLE2512W Will not heat even after replacing Heating element.


there are a couple of thermal fuses also that could be blown inside the back check these also

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Can I remove the screen covering the lint trap?


My son used a coat hanger to pull the attachment out of the space. Then we carefully opened the top opening enough to let the top of the attachment pass out. I never did find a way to open the space to get a hand in to pull out the attachment.

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