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NOT GETTING HOT ENOUGH TO DRY TOWELS IN AN HOUR

MY DRYER SEEMS TO GET SOMEWHAT HOT BUT CAN TAKE 2 HOURS TO DRY 10 TOWELS ON HIGH

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  • PRECISIONRAD Jul 09, 2008

    I HAVE ALREADY CHECKED THAT. IT IS A BRAND NEW HOUSE ALSO. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW HOT IS SUPPOSED TO BE INSIDE THE DRYER. MY HUSBAND PUT SOMETHING IN SIDE TO TEST THE TEMP AND I THINK IT WAS 140 DEGREES. JUST DOESN'T SEEM HOT ENOUGH.

  • mabello57 Oct 03, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem, my dryer takes forever to dry. The sensor keeps turning the dryer off but the clothes are'nt dry completly. We have checked the vent and it is clean.

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    The sensor turns off the dryer before the clothes are dry.

  • noautoheat Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem; I replaced the exhaust hose and cleaned out the dryer internal exhaust...still no dice... I did find that if I run the dryer on manual, "timed" dry it works fine. I came here to see if anyone knew what sensor may be causing the problem. Thanks in advance...

  • Tom Sutch Mar 09, 2009

    Same problem on a 6 year old model. I had to replace the drying element last year and it has been working fine until the last month. Clothes are still damp when using automatic dry feature. I tested the two metallic sensing strips inside the dryer and they checked out. That leave the problem either being the digital wire that attaches to the sensors, the harness wire that goes up to the electronics board, or the electronics board itself. The wires are around $25 bucks a pop and the electronics board is $180. I might try the wires to see if that solves the problem.

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It takes the dryer forever to dry a load of clothing, no matter how many pieces or thickness. Yes, I have already checked the vents out of the dryer, there not clogged. Any other suggestions?

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A lot of times this is due to the lint build up in venting.If its clogged it will take forever to dry the clothes. it also can clog on the vent where it comes either out of the roof or side of the house depending on where its vented Check to make sure its clean of lint.
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