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Too long to dry my clothes

I have heat but not hot enough it takes way to long to dry clothes i have cleaned the lint out under and inside and still problem help please I have the same problem (long drying time on my front loading Maytag Neptune gas dryer) and I've checked the venting and cleaned out the entire route from the internal lint collector to the outside vent and it is all clear...the dryer seems to heat okay and the drum is turning so the only thing I can think of is that the humidity sensor is turning off the heat too soon in the cycle. Has anyone else had this problem? Any alternative suggestions as to cause/possible solutions?

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Stop using your dryer and check every inch of your exhaust duct. If you have lint build up, or a bird/rodent nest so the air cannot exhaust, this would make your clothes not dry on time. It can also start a fire. Also, make sure that the vent on the outside of your house is un-obstructed.

If the vent is clear, your dryer may need repair. This happened to me last year. The dryer got hot, but I noticed the clothes were not tumbling. The belt had slipped off the cylinder. It took me about 10 minutes to unscrew the back of the dryer, put the belt back on, and replace the panel. Free and easy, just make sure it is unplugged before you do anything.

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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.

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