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Re: Clothes are not getting dried.
Check your dryer ducting. If you have not cleaned your dryer ducting recently, it may be time to do so. In order for a dryer to work correctly, it needs proper air flow. A lot of people don't realize that just seeing the heating element glowing and the air blower fan running isn't enough to get your clothes dry. If the dryer does not have a proper exhaust the air has no where to go. All that air that is normally exhausted out of the dryer vent carries all the moisture from your clothes with it. If the exhaust is clogged, all that moisture stays in the dryer and the dryer works harder to try to heat. Your clothes stay wet and, eventually, your thermal cut-out and/or heating element will blow. You could also have a clog somewhere inside the air baffle in the dryer. This is where the exhaust fan is. Lint can get trapped in this area clog up your dryer. Here's a simple test you can perform:
1. Remove the exhaust ducting from the back of the dryer and dry one load in this manner, letting the dryer exhaust freely into your laundry room or garage. Feel the air leaving the exhaust port on the back of the dryer. The air should eventually heat up and be rather forceful. If your clothes dry faster, then you know you have a clog somewhere in the ducting. You will need to trace it all the way to where it leaves your home at the exhaust vent outside. If it is run in a crawl space, make sure it is suspened from the rafters and not on the ground. Leaving it on the ground makes it susceptable to rodents wanting to chew through to get inside your dryer. Dryers provide a great source of warmth and bedding material (lint) and mice love them. Also ensure thre are no sags in the line that will create areas for lint to collect. If you find that your clothes are drying better, take care of the problem immediately. Running a dryer for extended periods of time exhausting in your home can add unwanted humidity, dust and potential mildew.
2. If your dryer still is not drying sufficiently, or you have very weak air flow coming out of the rear exhaust port. You will need to remove the air baffle housing and check for clogs. I experienced a home where a dryer would not heat, but the ducting was clear all the way to the exterior vent. The heating element was also heating properly. When I removed the ducting, however, there was barely any air coming out of the dryer. When I inspected the air baffle housing I found a mouse nest as big as a shoe box and compacted to the point that I had to disassemble the unit to get it out. You will find that MOST insufficient drying problems are directly related to the cleanliness of your dryer interior and your dryer ducting. Not to mention, the potential for house fires if you do not maintain a dryer properly. I have also found situations where lint became so backed up in a dryer that there was evidence of multiple fires inside the dryer. Take the time to double check your dryer venting and replace those old plastic worn out vent hoses with new semi-rigid metal hoses. They resist crimping and crushing and will not clog as easily.
NOTE: It is normal for the heating element to cycle on and off. This is actually a symptom of a "healthy drying cycle".
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you find no obvious signs of clogs or obstructions, let me know. You may have something else causing your problem.
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Check for clogs in the vent air line. If dryer lint or some obstruction is slowing the air flow it will take longer to dry clothes. Also the dryer may not be getting hot enough. Check to see if the clothes feel hot or warm when you reach inside. If it feels hot enough it is likely an issue with air flow. heat and air flow are required to dry clothes.
Check for a restriction in exhaust system,not just behind unit but all the way to outside vent,should feel warm decent airflow at outside vent.If not all you will end up with is warm moist clothes,You need good airflow to take away the moisture in the clothes not just heat.This issue can happen slowly over time and next thing you know its taking two or three times longer to dry even though when you open the door its hot inside.
Remove the back of the dryer and chek the lint filter area from the lint catching filter to the exhaust tube. There is a blockage in airflow even though you feel the air at the exhaust there still insn't enough air flow to allow the proper drying of the clothes. This symptom that you gave clothes being hot but not dry the only cause for this is improper air flow
The vent may be stopped up, or the vent hose crimped so the air cannot escape, you can check the air flow at the vent on the outside of the house while the dryer is running.
try cleaning the vent and the lint screen with a vacuum cleaner, you may need to replace the vent hose, this should solve the problem
Do you know if the dryer vent is free of obstructions?Check outside where the dryer vents outside ,and see if the air is weak or flowing freely.If it is not clogged the air should be pretty strong from the vent outside.If it has blockage it will definitly take longer to dry your clothes.
Has air flow problem, check to make sure the vent going to the outside is not blocked. If it isnt, you should be able to take off back cover of dryer. Should be a duct that air goes through, take it apart and make sure there is no lint in bottom of it. I had the same problem and that fixed it.
Hello. I was the last person to post with problems with the Miele T1403 Electric dryer. Just wanted everyone to know I solved my problem and this could solve yours as well. To reiterate I too was frustrated with clothes that would not dry. I could feel heat but the vent/filter light would keep beeping and evetually turn off my dryer. The result would be damp clothes especially towels!! I had a certified Miele dealer come in and check out the machine. This was after I completely cleaned out the lint trap the inside of the machine, and the duct connecting it to the wall. Well they looked at everything and determined nothing was wrong with dryer and I had done a great job cleaning it. Armed with this info I was referred to a company that specializes in cleaning the entire interior duct system of the dryer(Not just the lint trap, inside of machine, and connector tubing). They came today and disconnected the machine again went into the attic and used a shopvac type of machine to really clean the entire duct system. Not rocket science but viola problem solved!! You could probably do this yourself if you have a shopvac with a long attachment (depending on how many bends your system has). The machine is working great and now I know to clean the system at least once or twice a year. I was told that slow drying clothes, extra moisture, machines that are very hot to the touch,etc. can all be symptoms of a blocked vent. By the way a blockage can be a fire hazard. This solution is a lot cheaper than a service call or worse getting a new dryer. I wouldn't listen to the hype about European dryers like Miele or Bosch not drying clothes all the way-could just be a blockage. These brands are very good at shutting themselves off when they get hot (which is a good thing).
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