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Dryer heats up but isn't drying properly

Hi,
I have a Kenmore dryer...four years old...it is heating up, but isn't drying things like it used to. It gets very hot in the dryer...but clothes are still very damp after an hour of drying. I'm not drying any more clothes in one load than I used to. And, I sort of smell a "heat" smell inside of the dryer. Not sure if this makes sense.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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  • chris97394 Jan 02, 2008

    Hi. Thanks for the information. I checked the vent outside and felt air coming out. To test out the dryer I removed the vent from the back of the dryer and tried drying a load that way. First, let me say that the airflow coming out of the back of the dryer is really strong and gets hot. But, the sheets I had in the dryer weren't drying so well at all. When I opened up the dryer I smelled inside and I got that "heat" smell again. That smell just doesn't seem right. So, I stopped drying because I didn't want anything to overheat.

    This is a Kenmore dryer, model #110.64212200...although I don't think all of those numbers are the model number...but that is what it says on the tag in the dryer. It is an electric dryer by the way.

    Thank you so much for helping me!
    Chris

  • chris97394 Jan 02, 2008

    Thank you very much. It is very kind of you to help. I meant to tell you that the lint screen is on the top.
    Again, I appreciate your help.
    (I'm in Oregon...other side of the country and much earlier)

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Yes it does something is blocking your vent either its all coiled up behind the drier or something i need to ask a few questions go out side and look at where your drier vent has a hood make sure nothing is blocking it from opening it has a little round door on it ive seen some that have little plastic screens on them that gets clogged the screen is there to keep critters from building nests in the vent line then get a flash light and look over the back to see if the vents folded over mashed etc to find out if its a vent problem take your vent loose dry a load and see if it goes back to normal if all that's ok get back to me and we will clean the drier i need to know if your lint screen is on top or in door and your model #

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  • robert samples Jan 02, 2008

    its late where i am chattanooga tn so ill respond tommrow well get it got to what it aint to know what it is

  • robert samples Jan 02, 2008

    chris email me [email protected] need to send you a image

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