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My HE2 gas dryer is not heating up to dry clothes. We cleaned the lint screen and replaced the vent and still does not heat up.

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Clean the entire exhaust vents tubing and try again

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Dryer lost heat


This may be a heating element issue.
If you want to do a few things before calling someone, you would want to start by making sure all of your dryer settings are set correctly. Some dryers have "air" settings or "delicates" settings. These settings are going to be very low heat so the clothes are not ruined.

Also make sure that the lint screen has been cleaned each and every time you have started a new load. If not, you can UNPLUG the dryer, pull the dryer out and with some simple tools, take the back off and vacuum what you can get to. If it's very dirty you'll want to call a professional. You'll need it cleaned and your problem diagnosed. If cleaning the lint screen is not something you have done on a regular basis, then please start. This could be a fire hazard if it is not cleaned regularly.

Another thing to check is your vent or vent hose. Depending on how your set up is, if your hose is crimped behind the dryer and the heat can't escape, the clothes will not be able to dry. This would only be something if you have some heat but clothes are not drying. Also, sometimes due to the age of the hose, previous use, not cleaning the lint screen, etc, the venting from the house to the outside could be clogged. Again, there will be some heat, but the clothes will seem to take forever to dry.

Good luck.

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Too long to dry my clothes


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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Clothes not getting dry


sounds like perhaps you are losing your heating element...could be electronic, but it's most likely the actual element needs to be replaced...

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No heat in drum heat out of vent maytag mle2000ayw


Are you sure you dont need a professional Dry Vent inspection and cleaning?
If you are in the market for an Dryer Vent cleaning check out Dryer Vent Cleaning Dallas Tx.

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My kenmore 60 series gas dryer stopped drying clothes.


Check for restriction in lint chute, blocked exhaust tube, plugged lint screen

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Our Kenmore HE2 dryer seems to be taking a very long time to dry clothes (120 minutes on Medium High to dry towels/jeans) . It is producing heat, but it also seems to be producing water/steam. The filter...


you need to clean out the vent line and the dryer.unplug the dryer,pull out the filter,remove the bottom panel and then remove the duct that the lint filter slides into and clean it out,vac out the inside of the dryer,if you have a shop vac you can blow all the lint from the back and then vac it up,make sure you blow off the motor,alot of lint gets built up around and inside it,pull out the dryer and pull off the vent line,if it's a long run i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,first go outside and make sure the vent is clear so when you blow out the vent line nothing is blocking the lint from coming out.this will take care of your problem,do this once a year and your dryer will last longer,you'll need less parts changed out over the years because the dryer won't over heat,you'll save on electricity,your clothes willl dry on time and most of all you won't have any fires

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We have a Kenmore 400 Series dryer. It heats up but our clothes is not getting dry. We have to cycle it twice to get our clothes dry on high heat. Any idea why it would take 2 cycles to dry?


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This was the out vent of my dryer... If it gets this bad... open up the dryer housing and clean inside too. Also make sure the intake is free of lint.

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Dryer produces heat, but clothes don't dry


Sounds like the vent has a lint build up inside of it. A moister sensor detects any lint build up and keeps the heat in check. The dryer will produce very little heat this was. Clean the entire venting tubing and it shall run better for you

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Taking long time to dry the clothes


Due to a dryer either heats or no heat , I would suggest pulling the dryer out and removing the vent hose . Dry a load of clothes to see if they dry normally . If they do , this verifys that the vent hose is either kinked ( restricting air flow ) , or , if the vent runs UP inside the wall , there is a restriction between the inside vent hose to the outside vent . May have to go into the attic to clean .

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Dryer heats up ands pins, but it takes forever to


Hi, First thing to check is the 4" venting to the outside. Make sure it is free of any lint and that there are no kinks in the hose. If this is a gas dryer, the couls on top if the gas valve could be getting over heated and not opening the gas valve later in the cycle so there will be no heat.
Please let me know if this helps you or if I can assist you further.

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