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The dryer doesn't heat up and dry the clothes. I checked the troubleshooting section and then cleaned the lint filter, which we do after every time we take dry clothes out, and then I made sure the exhaust duct was clear, which it was. Do you have any suggestions? Steve

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Dryer is taking a longer time than normal to dry unless we switch it to timer. Replace sensors?


  • Remove and clean the lint filter each time it is used. The filter can be washed with warm soapy water to remove fabric softener residue from the screen.
  • Check the household fuses and circuit breakers. Most household dryers use two fuses or circuit breakers. It is possible for only one of them to trip and the dryer still tumble, but not heat.
  • The washer controls may have been improperly set. If the clothes are wetter than normal, coming from the washer, this could be the difficulty. If the gentle speed is selected for a normal load the washer will not spin adequately. High speed or extended spin removes more water from clothing decreasing drying time
A lint filter that is full of lint will restrict airflow and lengthen dry times. To keep your dryer working correctly, clean out the lint folder after each and every use. Check the lint filter for any buildup of fabric softener that will restrict airflow and wash with soapy water to clean. If the filter is damaged then replace it.

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<span>Instructions</span> <ol> If the Dryer Won't Start <li>Check the plug and reset the circuit breaker. It could simply mean that there's no power getting to the machine.<br /> </li> <li> Make sure the door is closer and the the latch isn't obstructed by any articles of clothing.<br /> </li> <li> Call a professional if these don't solve the problem. More extreme culprits for a dyer that won't start are a bad door switch, a failed drive belt, a failed motor or a bad thermal fuse (protects the motor).<br /> </li> If the Dryer Dries Slowly <li>Clean the lint filter. Remove the lint and clean it with hot water and a toothbrush. A clogged filter can cause slow drying.<br /> </li> <li> Clean the exhaust duct. A clog here can also prevent the drying from drying.<br /> </li> <li> Straighten out an kinks in the exhaust duct.<br /> </li> <li> Remove some clothes from a heavy load. Overloading puts undo stress on the machine creating an eternity to retrieve dry clothes.<br /> </li> <li> Replace the door gasket if it's gone bad.<br /> </li> <li> If the dryer simply won't heat, call a professional. Most causes of this--gas-supply problems, bad igniters, defective thermostat, failed heating coil, et al--can only be fixed by a dryer mechanic.<br /> </li> If the Dryer Squeals or Rumbles When Running <li> Replace the driver-belt idler pulley. Usually a professional is needed.<br /> </li> <li> Lubricate or replace the rollers that support the drum. Can be done on your own, but best fixed by a professional.<br /> </li> <li> Clean out lint from the blower wheel. A clogged vacuum blower is a noisemaker.<br /> </li></ol> jQuery('.article ol .image').each(function(i,e){ var $this = jQuery(this); $this.find('img').error(function(){ jQuery(this).remove(); $this.remove(); }); });

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DRYER HAS NO HEAT. TUMBLER TURNS OK. LINT FILTER CLEAN.


Make sure the dryer exhaust tube is clear of lint and not kinked. Next thing I would check are the thermal fuse and thermostat. Check this out: http://removeandreplace.com/2013/09/21/fix-clothes-dryer-heating-drying-clothing/

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Why is my Affinity dryer not heating as well as it was put new dryer hose in back just taking touble time to dry a small load of clother & I double spin the load also


Good Morning Friend,

I understand that your Frigidaire Affinity dryer is taking double the time to dry a small load of clothes. I also see that you have put a new dryer hose on the back of your appliance to try and correct this issue. I suggest making sure that you have also cleaned out the lint filter as well as where the lint filter sits. You can clean the lint filter by running it under the hottest water you can stand and using a cleaning brush, gently, to remove any build-up. You can clean where the lint filter sits with a small attachment on your vacuum. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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My bosh next 700 series I not heating to dry the clothes I checked the vent and it not clogged inside and outside. Help pls


Try to reset the thermal cutoff, but should be no reason why it should have tripped.
The actual operating procedure is
The air enters the body of the dryer through the large opening in front of the dryer
Then the air is sucked past the heating element and into the tumbler. (the tumbler is the large bin holding your clothes).
Then after the air has circulated around the clothes, it enters the door and is directed down through the lint screen. (this catches lint from the drying process... some clothes producte more lint (such as towels) than others (such as panties) because the weave is more coarse.
Then the air passes through a duct in the front of the dryer (after the lint filter) and into the fan.
The fan forces the air into the duct leading out the back of the dryer, at which point it exits your house.
It is extremely difficult to tell you the problem without being there to eliminate any one of several things that could be the problem. First, when you have the dryer turned on and have the heat setting set to cottons, is there ANY heat at all? If you feel the door, and there is SOME heat but there is not much heat on the clothes when you feel them, the intake opening in front of the dryer is probably in need of cleaning.

While you should always clean your lint filter after each use of your dryer, you should also periodically clean the intake at least once every six months. If you do not, the air intake is eventually restricted and the drying efficiency of the drye is affected. Consult your owner's manual for the exact location of the air intake.

IF THE INTAKE IS CLEAN and clear of obstruction, and there is still not enough heat to dry the clothes, but the door feels warm when dryer is operating. Then this would imply that the exhaust duct needs cleaned out. This is something that definitely needs done periodically to prevent fire. The exhaust duct collects additional lint that the lint filter misses. While this is a small amount of lint, over a period of time, this builds up on the inside of the exhaust duct and prevents the flow of the exhaust which reduces the heated air flow around the clothes in the tumbler. This results in the air not flowing and not becoming warm enough to dry the clothes efficiently.

IF THERE IS NO HEAT AT ALL: Then there is a likelihood that the heater itself needs replacement. This is a costly repair and you will be wise to invest in another dryer instead.

The working process of your clothes dryer is a relatively simple machine. It brings in air, heats the air, flows the air through the tumber where the clothes tumble loosely with the heated air circulating around them, then the air passes through the lint filter as it exits out your home. The lint filter is necessary because those tiny pieces of fabric (lint) can collect in your exhaust duct and catch fire. This is the major cause of dryer fires. This is why you should also periodically clean out your exhaust duct. Even though you have a lint filter, the lint filter does NOT catch all the lint and lint will eventually coat the interior walls of the exhaust duct.

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My electric dryer heats up but does not dry the clothes. I have to run the cycle at least 1hour or more to get the clothes to dry. the clean lint filter goes on every time and there is no lint,the machine...


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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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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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Slow to dry


Hi!!

Have you cleaned the filter and the exhaust duct??

Lint plugs therm up, the heat sensor shuts off heating element thinking it is hot enough. Result: Clothes not getting dry.

Unplug duct and clean it, also clean the exahust passage of dryer. (where duct hooks to dryer)

Click below if this was helpful, Good luck.

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It shuts off before the cloths are dry


Most likely either the lint trap needs to be cleaned out, the exhaust piping needs cleaning or you have faulty heat sensor / circuit breaker.

Be sure to clean the lint trap before every load may even try cleaning it out half way through the cycle too.

Good luck.

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