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Dryer not drying clothes

My dryer is not producing heat to dry clothes, and the filter and exhaust ducts are clean and free of lint.

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  • gja5 Sep 20, 2008

    same problem, the dryer runs, but no heat.... do I need to call a repairman or is there something I can check/gix on my own?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Hi!
    I have a GE Medalian gas clothes dryer which is not producing very little heat. It is approx 15 years old. I don't think the vent is plugged as it is a short 9 ft run to outside.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you,Rick


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Your dryer is a 220 plug check the circuit breaker first
one 110 runs the heating element and the other 110 runs motor and dials
this is usually the cause of dryer malfunctions
heating elements are simple big mesh of curled metal wire like a toaster but more of it
it would take alot to knock out the heating element
check the dials too these could be sticking or worn dials you dont have to run dryer to check dials

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It may be this: They had a problem where the wax switch would go out and short out a resister on the motherboard. There was a recall on this but it has long since passed. You need to replace the wax switch in the door and the mother board.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

  • rds95991 Jul 25, 2008

    Sorry wrong appliance. Please disregard my previous post.

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DRYER NOT DRYING CLOTHES ALL THE WAY FILTER IS CLEAN AND CLEANED OUT THE LINT TRAP AND COVER. NO CODE GIVEN. HAVE TO RUN TWO CYCLES.


Clean the exhaust duct. The ENTIRE duct, from where it attaches to the dryer to where it exits the house... Failure to dry clothing when you have heat is an air-flow issue

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Too long to dry my clothes


HI,

It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

Jul 01, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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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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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.

Mar 28, 2010 | Dryers

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My dryer is heating up but isn't drying the clothes


I would be REALLY suspicious of the exhaust vent. If the dryer is heating up and the drum is turning, it has to dry the clothes UNLESS there is no air going through the dryer. Disconnect the air outlet flexible plastic duct at the back of the unit, and turn it on. If there is no or very little air coming out, the inside of the unit will be plugged with lint. If there is lots of air coming out, the exhaust duct or the outside flapper will be plugged. Sometimes if the exhaust is routed through a cold space there will be so much condensation in the duct that it will droop and literally fill up with water.

Sep 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Model DLE7177RM, takes about 3 hours to dry a load of clothes. Dryer is NOT overloaded.


Does the dryer heat up or is it just cool air drying the clothes ? If it does actually dry the clothes eventually then it sounds like it is heating up. First thing to check would be exhaust hose. Is warm air blowing out of it ? If warm you got heat. If cool then your heating element isn't working. It should be fairly strong current of very warm air. If weak but warm, then somewhere between lint filter and end of hose you have a blockage caused by lint buildup or hose is bent and blocking air flow. Check hose first. You can disassemble lint trap and go beyond the lint screen into metal duct within dryer and clean with a long brush and vacuum. You can also disconnect exhaust duct flexible hose at back of dryer and work through metal duct from that end too. If you notice increased air flow then it should solve problem,

Aug 05, 2009 | LG Dryers

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The dryer is overheating.


Fresh air is drawn in past the heating element into the drum out through the lint trap and exhausted outside the building. If the dryer protection systems are operating properly they will sense the over temperature and shut off power to the heating element via thermal switches. This will cause the elements to cycle on and off and reduce the drying ability.

Things to check.

First make sure you fill the dryer only about half full of clothes, usually the dryer capacity is around twice the washer capacity for this reason.

Second, make sure your lint trap and exhaust duct work from inside the dryer all the way outside are free from lint build-up. You should clean or have the dryer duct work cleaned either every year or two depending on the amount of drying you do.

Third, suspect is the dryer thermostat stuck in the on position. You may be able to test your drying temperatures by selecting (cold) fluff air setting, then the low setting and so on to see if that's working properly. If you can read electrical drawings, usually the manufacturer includes a diagram inside the control panel for service techs to refer to. You can test the flow of air out of the dryer by removing the hose from the exhaust, it should have a good volume of air when the dryer is running. After hooking the hose back to the exhaust duct work, check outside the building for the same air flow and don't forget to clean any outside flaps that keep the rodents out of the duct work.

Keep your lint low by not over drying your clothes. You will cut down on lint and prolong the life of your clothes! Dryers are one of the simplist appliances to figure out, unless they have complicated electronic control panels.

Good luck!

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My dryer won't heat


is it a condenser or vented tumble dryer

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I have a whirlpool super capacity dryer that is very slow drying the clothes. It takes three or four cycles to dry a load of clothes. I've cleaned the lint screen.the exhaust tube and the clothes aren't...


hi .your air duct in the dryer is probably clogged . To repair. remove lint filter 2 screws on the top, remove . lay dryer on floor, front down. remove back panel . remove the air duct, clean all lint thanks the appliance doc

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Dryer takes more than one cycle to dry clothes


Did you clean the entire length of the vent ducting? Or, did you only clean the lint trap on the dryer and the exhaust vent outside? If you didn't clean the ducting as well, you may still have a clog somewhere causing your dryer to be "starved" for air. A dryer needs proper air flow to dry properly. One way to check is to turn the dryer on and go outside to the exhaust vent opening. Feel to see if you have sufficient air flow. If the air flow is weak, you have a clog. If not, you may have a high limit thermostat cutting off prematurely, not allowing the heating element to heat long enough. Check your ducting first and let me know if this helps.

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