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clean lint out of vent first. then check heat stats and make sure vent is not blocked or kinked. if dryer cannot vent hi-temp. heat stat. will cut power to element, when it cools off element re energizes heats up and heat stat cuts power again. this causes a long time to dry. could be other things, but this is most likely
Have you cleaned the blower vent pipes lately. Sounds like the vents may be stopped up with lint and it got too hot. Clean vents and where the fan blade is to be sure the fan can turn. I have found everything you can think of in the blower housing that would keep the fan from turning.Be sure and get the lint out they all have some. As far as the heat not working check all thermastats , the thermal fuse on blower box and thermal cutoff usely on the heater box. and the heater coil also check with an ohmeter from heater coil connections to the metal box it's in ,the coil could be grounded inside the box.
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Make sure you check your exhaust line and where the air blows to the outside. If your exhaust vent or hose is bent or restricted it will take a very long time to dry the clothes. Sometimes the vent flap on the outside exhaust is stuck shut. Clear dryer exhaust venting is critical for proper operation. Several companies offer a vent cleaning service where they completely clean out the exhaust lines.
There are three element to getting clothes dry; Heat, Movement, and Air Flow. Take away any one of these and it will take a long time to dry your clothes. First and most obvious check to see if the dryer is heating, just turn on for a minute, open the door and you should feel heat, if not you have a problem with the element or a thermostat. Second make sure your tub is turning under a load of clothes which can usually be heard just fine or seen when you open the door after running. No or little movement, check your belt it should be rubbery and not smooth and cracked. Third is the air flow which is the cause of probably 95% of clothes taking too long to dry. Check the air flow where it comes out of the home with your dryer on, it should be a very good flow. Clean your vent in your dryer thoroughly and then in the home. You will need to hire someone to do this or buy the right equiptment to clean it yourself. Leaf blowers and air compressors do not work. purchase a vent cleaning brush from an appliance parts store that will attach to a handheld drill and has to go all the way through your vent from one end to the other. My guess is that after you clean the vent or have it cleaned your dryer will be like new again.
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A clogged or partially clogged vent . Especially if vents up thru the wall . If it vents straight out , make sure you have good air flow to the outside . Make sure the vent hose has no sharp kinks also . Try drying a load with the vent hose disconnected from the dryer . If clothes dry fine , that tells you the problem is elsewhere . Normally , a dryer either heats or doesn't heat . A heat for a few minutes then stops heating but continues to run complaint ,would be bad coils on the gas valve .
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.
First thing I would do is to take the drum out of the dryer and make sure the back is not all clogged up with lint. That is a very common problem with Frigdaire dryers. The back is where the dryer draws the heat from and it sounds like you have plenty of heat. The only place the heat will go is up and that may be why you are geting burn marks. I wold also clean out the front where the lit filter is that to gets blocked up. I think if you check all that ad clean it out good the dryer should work just fine.