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My dryer is not getting hot. The air duct is not clogged.

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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.
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.
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If the fan does not work at all,then the fan motor must be replaced. The fan is tested jumping its contacts to energize it directly.

More commonly the problem is clogged air ducts. Check lint filter and check ducts for blockage. Ensure that the air duct is well in place.



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I checked the connection of the dryer and nothing is clogged....the clothes take 3 hours to dry a small load...the dryer feels hot...in addition it appears there isn't that much lint on the lint screen...


check your dryer duct hose and vent.....it might be clogged,.....in some cases the duct fills with water and causes dry time to take longer.....on other cases the vent might be clogged and the heat sensor detects that it is hot enough and shuts down the heater element.................
make sure all vents are unclogged.............

dryer duct hose is in the back of the dryer and is connected usually with a duct clamp or tie strap.........disconnect and if i were you replace with a new one.... do not rinse out and put back....it will cause a build up of lint around the inside of duct hose.....the water acts like a glue trying to collect all the lint it could...and eventually it will clog the hose..............just replace with a new one......check the vent were the hot air discharges out of usually outside or rooftop........most vents are covered with a screen or a plastic/sheetmetal flap.....make sure the flap can move.also make sure that it is uclogged and has good airflow...........................

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