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The dryer is getting the clothes hot, but not drying. What causes this problem? Thanks

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Venting issue, you can disconnect vent tube and run a load of clothes if it dries then it is the vent tube, if not then the dryer will need disassembled and all the lint clean out from the lint trap to the end of the dryers vent tube, if is recommended to clean the lint out of the inside of the dryer at least once a year, varying on usage, and the lint screen each time before/after use. Hope this helps Tim

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  • This is caused by a lack of air flow. Check the vent trap that is suppose to be cleaned out every time. More importantly either your vent hos is somehow clogged or pinched so air cannot escape of the vent for the dryer going out through your roof is clogged. This happens from time to time. That vent pipe should be cleaned out every year or so to prevent a complete clogging. If you don't take care of this you risk a fire in your home because things will continue to heat up but with no air escape you will have combustion in the near future.
  • You can hire a service to do this.
  • Or you can get an air compressor with a long hose and an blower attachment. Unhook the hose from the back of your dryer, find the pipe and blow the heck out of it untill you confim it has been cleared.
  • One way or the other you need to address this ASAP.

Regards, Tony

Posted on May 22, 2011

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    Iron May 22, 2011

    Also when you remove the hose from the back of the dryer, turn it on and feel for a rush of air. If you feel a rush the issue is in the house venting. If not it could still be the venting but the dryer itself needs cleaned as well. Any questions or comments feel free to leave them here.


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SOURCE: Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer

Either the heater element is breaking or is loose and getting only 110V instead of 240V.  First I would check the wall outlet with a voltmeter for 240V between Line1 and Line2.  Also check the connections and continuity for the heater element.

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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.

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SOURCE: Dryer gets hot, but not drying clothes

Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.


1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.


4. Moisture Sensor
Most units will have a moisture or dryness sensor as well that will fail. inspect the sensor for faults. replace if necessary.

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