The clothes are very damp even after two sometimes three times of drying in the dryer.
Tried different settings, different cycles - no help. the machine spins - blows hot air BUT still damp clothes
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This is the classic symptom of "poor air flow". Another symptom you didn't mention (but I bet is happening) is that the top of the dryer gets VERY hot.
OK, don't move your dryer yet... get a flashlight and look behind there. See the flexible vent connecting the dryer to the wall? It must have SMOOTH, FLOWING turns. No crushing allowed. If it's crushed/pinched, you found the problem. It's "choking" off the air flow... not allowing the hot air to escape and containing all of it in the dryer cabinet. If this is the problem, pull the dryer away from the wall about 8" and make sure the vent isn't pinched off anymore. Leave your dryer this far out, it'll ensure that this doesn't happen again.
If the flexible vent is OK, there is a blockage in your house's internal dryer duct work somewhere. Turn the dryer on and go outside to where the exhaust is. Check air flow. Check the exhaust vent for debris (I've seen birds build nests in the outside exhaust, incubates the eggs...but your clothes won't get dry!). If your dryer location and the exhaust location are quite a distance (20' or more) from each other, you should hire a professional to come out and thoroughly clean it out for you. In this case, you should have this done once a year as part of routine Home maintenance.
To test and verify my solution to this, you can remove the dryer vent from the wall and cover the end of it with a pair of old pantie hose. Then run the dryer as usual (the pantie hose will act as a secondary lint trap). You'll see that the dryer will be happy again and the clothes will dry in no time at all.
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The Dryness Level allows adjustment of how damp or dry the clothes are at the end of the cycle.
Make sure the correct Cycle has been selected for the type of fabric being dried.
If the correct cycle is selected and the clothes are still coming out too damp, use the Auto Dry Level button (Kenmore) or Dryness Level button to increase the Dryness level.
If the highest Dryness Level setting was selected and the clothes are still damp, the Customer Focused Drying Mode settings that are built into the machine can be adjusted.
Dryers come from the factory set to Drying Mode 1 (default). Drying Modes 2 and 3, include additional drying time. Note: This change will affect ALL Auto Dry cycles.
Machine MUST be in Standby mode before beginning. (Standby mode = Plugged in, Power off)
To select drying modes, momentarily press the Auto Dry Level button (Kenmore) or Dryness Level button (Whirlpool) again. The dryer will beep, and the display will flash and show the next drying mode number.
With the door open and the display flashing the desired drying mode number, press the Start button to save the drying mode and exit diagnostics.
Press the Pause/Cancel key at any time to cancel changes and exit from this mode.
inside dryer there is 2 metal strips clean tham off with a eraser if that dont cure it make sure vent clean going out of your home if both are done and still does it depends on dryer if its a sencer are control board
It is possible. However, as with all dryers, check your venting first. Is the vent hose kinked or clogged? Does it run for a long length? All of these factors contribute to heating problems. To test, run a load wih the vent hose detached and see what happens.
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