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Still heats, but turns off early

I wonder if it is a simple problem with the vent. The dryer still heats up, but will turn off early and I have noticed lots of humidity in the laundry room. Could it be more than one problem?

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Sounds like hole in vent especially with unusal amount of moisture..also ckd vent to outside to be sure it isn't plugged ..when reinstalling vent to dryer be sure you don't flatten or compress vent hose to much this will restrict air flow to outside and cause increased dry times or poor drying ..will also cause excess lint accumilation in dryer ..house fire!

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If you have a voltmeter or 240V bulb, just check for 240V at the dryer term. block, and you will save some aggravation and possibly a service call.

If you have no way to test this, or you are at all uneasy about messing with 240V (you HAVE read my disclaimer, right?), just go to your breaker box and throw the dryer breaker off/on several times.(If your dryer is connected with fuses, replace both of them and try it again.)Sometimes - just sometimes - resetting the breaker will restore 240V, especially in damp basements.

(On the handiest tool list: a 240V/10W bulb with leads/alligator clips, carried in your pocket - a real timesaver, and far superior to neon testers)
How you proceed from here depends on your abilities, and I’m not able to get too involved in this short article.I’d probably suggest calling a pro if you’ve proven 240V to the machine, there definitely is no heat, and there’s plenty of air out the vent. A pro sees this problem every day and can usually diagnose it in 10-15 minutes.
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Keep it simple.This one usually is.





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