Dryer is taking two and three cycles to dry clothing. Top of dryer is hot to the touch especially on top rear right quarter and top right side. Elements are working but heat seems to be funneling more to top of dryer and not to inside of drum.
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Re: Kenmore Dryer model 41783142300
This is an airflow problem. make sure you are using a rigid metal duct behind the machine and not a flexible one. clean out the exhaust duct behind the dryer and in the wall all the way to the outside. any residue of lint inside these ducts will increase drying time dramatically. basically clean everywhere the air flows.
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if you have the top model lint filter take it out put your hand in and see if you have good air sucken,if not you have a clogg somewhere in the dryer hose or wall vent,most of the time it is the wall vent, if the hot wet air can't get out the cloths will take forever to dry-mike
yes,check the hi-limit switch on the case of the element housing,it will have 2 heavy wires attached to it and it probably isn't opening up to let the heat element cycle,also check the heat cycling switch in the unit also this can be in the exhaust vent or numerous places to moniter heat for drying clothes
forget temp ck..first ck air flow at rear of dryer be sure strong air flow present if not remove back ..remove 4 screws holding blower housing to inside wall remove the 2 screws under lint screen on top ..clean blower housing if housing clear ck vent line all the way to end outside for restrictions ..reinstall line to dryer be sure not to crimp or flatten hose when pushing dryer back to wall ...quick ck dry a load with rear vent hose disconnected if cks ok definite vent restriction
Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.
HI thanks for your question. the lint filter housing is full of lint. remove the lint screen. 2 screws. remove. pry top up with a flat screw driver, from the almost the corner. lift the top up. pull dryer away from the wall remove the air duct that the lint filter goes in clean out the lint. thanks the appliance doc
Most common cause of this is a clogged venting going to the outside to test this remove the vent from the back of the dryer and run a load if it drys ok them you know you have a venting issue and will need to be cleaned out if not plz repost and we can look deeper into it
Sounds like to me, that you need to check the vent going outside from the dryer. I had the same problem, and found a birds nest in the dryer vent on the outside of my house restricing air flow. If that doesn't fix the problem, look into a new heating element and or thermostats for the dryers. The old ones could just not be getting hot enough anymore. Good luck.