The dryer just doesn't seem to be drying as efficiently as it once did. I have check all the vent lines and cleaned them. The dryer is about 6.5 years old and get used a lot about 15 times per week. I'm thinking the most likely cause would be either the heating element or the thermostat. Can you tell me how to check these parts or if you think it is something different.
Re: My Kenmore Elite Electic dryer mod #11063012101
OK .. on your dryer it does have a bi-metal switch that turns on and off the element....if your dryer produces heat... nothing wrong with element.. a thermostat w/wire sensor is the only way to check for your heat if its working correctly.. the other is to check if your clothes coming out of your washer is it wetter then before.. might need to spin one more time.. good luck..
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if the dryer seems to be running fine check the vent line and the duct that the lint filter slides into,most likely if it takes to long to dry clothes lint is blocking the air movement somewhere,when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and vent line,you should clean the dryer once a year so you don't have a fire and your clothes will dry on time,if the vent line is long remove it from the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower,remove the lint filter duct and clean it and vac out the cabinet where the motor is.
disconnect the exhaust vent from the back of the dryer and see if you have any air coming out of the back of the dryer if you do you will most likely have to replace the exhaust vent line that goes from the back of your dryer to your outside vent. Blockages of lint build up over time and should be cleaned at least once every 6 months. If you find that you have no air coming out of the back of the dryer when you remove the vent line message me back for further diagnosis. I await your reply Thank you Rick
If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.
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
clean out the dryer and the vent line,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside where the motor is and if the vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower,also check the outside vent to make sure nothing is blocking it.the hot moist air isn't blowing outside,it's stuck in the dryer and vent line,all a dryer does is remove the moisture out of the clothes by moving air,if the air can't move correctly themoisture has to go somewhere.let me know how you make out,also if it's gas do this once a year,electric once every two years so you don't have a fire
I would check your venting to make sure its not clogged. This will cause longer dry times because the dryer cant efficiently remove moisture. Just go outside and feel the air coming out it should be fairly strong, if not the replace or clean your vent line. Good Luck