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MY AMANA DRYER HEATS UP BUT DOESN'T DRY CLOTHES

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Check the vent may be stop up or blower wheel loose

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Hello- It sound like a very common problem and one that you may be able to remedy yourself. It is likely that the dryer is not venting well and the hot moist air is not getting out of the dryer thus taking longer to dry.

  • Check the venting at the back of the dryer and make sure the flexible duct is not crushed or crimped. If it is then you can replace it (you can get 4" dryer duct from most hardware stores). Even if it looks ok you should remove it from the dryer and the wall and see if there is a lot of lint build up inside.
  • Turn the dryer on and go to the exterior of the house where the vent comes out of the exterior wall and feel how much air is coming out. It should be blowing pretty hard like a fan would. You can also feel inside the vent if possible and see if you feel a lot of lint. Some vents have a little cage over the end to prevent squirrels from getting in there and that can be removed and cleaned. If the air flow is low then you may need to have a duct cleaning service out especially if the vent runs a long distance inside the wall and had many bends.
  • A good way to test if the venting is a problem is to run the dryer with the vent detached from the wall inside. It is best to put pantyhose over the end of the duct to prevent too much lint from filling the room.
Hope this helps, best regards.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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It's not your heating element. Your venting system is clogged. Like mine was. You'll need to take care of this ASAP and from then on at least once a year. It is a fire hazard. Not only that if left this way It can kill your heating element.


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SOURCE: dryer heats up but does not dry clothes

first take the venting off the back of the dryer and dry a load if dryes normal replace venting if takes a long time to dry have a repair man clean the dryer

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SOURCE: Dryer air heats up but does not dry the clothes. Just replaced the timer but did not fix the problem. Air vents are cleared.

One of two possiblities:

1. Dryer vent is blocked - check the air coming through the outside vent
2. Blower Fan is clogged - remove the lower front panel and clean out the fan wheel

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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