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Good evening I am an owner of a General Electric Gas Dryer Model PWSR483gb1WW it has never really dried my clothes properly (the temperature of the dryer when in function is 116 fahrenheit) the GE tech came to fix 4 times with no success. He replaced the 3 thermometers and the exit hose. Please help otherwise out to the alley it will go!!!

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  • stefbig Jun 24, 2008

    The vent hose was short approx 3 feet long, the tech added another 8 feet and bent it at 3 different places to prevent the hot air to escape all at once. Now you are saying it should be short, should I remove the extra 8 feet of vent hose? This still does not fix my problem. Could the gas valve have something to do with my problem? The proper temperature should be at 135 degrees give or take a few degrees, but it has never obtained that heat.

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How long is the dryer vent hose .It should be metal and as short as possible, best under 12 feet long. Is there any thing that can get in front of the vent outside that may block or hinder the exit of the hot moist air. Too long a vent pipe or a out side flaper that is not free moving will cause back pressure that will not dry your clothes without more that one drying cycle. Also lint can get stuck in the hose especially at any bends,can be a fire hazard.

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