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Anyone have any clothes dryer knowledge?

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  1. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    Wsteven

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    Ha! I have used that website many times to fix different stuff in the home and it is pretty darn good.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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  3. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    His dryer runs but doesn’t heat
     
  4. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    When was the last time the vent was cleaned ?
     
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    the entire vent too, not just immediately behind the dryer but all the way outside.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Make, model, age
    You say it’s not clogged but what are you using to verify?
    The fact you have airflow or are you able to determine rate of flow?
     
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  7. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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  8. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    Long dry times are easy to diagnose.

    Check for heat - not fuel/electrical issue

    Check airflow - listen to heat cycles (if gas it will be easy to hear the flame ignite.) if electric you’ll need a careful ear to listen for the relay to kick on and off.

    Chances are your vent is partly restricted causing short heat cycles resulting in extended run times.
     
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  9. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    I've taken the whole vent pipe apart and looked
     
  10. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Electric, you’re getting heat so it’s not an electrical problem.

    How long of a vent run do you have from the back of the dryer to exhaust outside?
    What type of vent tube are you using from dryer to the wall?
    If it’s the flexible spaceship foil lookin stuff, replace that with a more rigid one, foil ones will fold on themselves and create restrictions
     
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    Take the vent completely off the back of the dryer.

    Run a load.

    Report back.
     
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    Also, there’s now 3 appliance technicians in here.

    Please begin to ignore the other suggestions.
     
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    Make sure animals haven’t nested in your vent system.

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    Do you have a knob that determines the drying level? Not sure how to word it, but ours has air dry, low, medium, etc.
     
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    I’ve provided all relevant info to the issue at hand
    My job is done.
     
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    I had the exact same problem. My vent is about 16ft long. Thought I had enough airflow until I ran a snake cleaning brush through it. Filled up a 5 gallon bucket with shit. Cut my drying time in half.
    Carry on fellas.
     
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    Pshh its not a LG what do you know? Jk
     
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  19. Jan 27, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    Total length is probably about 15 feet. Directly out the back of the unit is the hard but flexible pipe then on the other side of the wall starts the foil with the spiral wire type. It travels up that wall then across the garage ceiling til it dumps outside. No 90 degree angles in the pipe but prob about a 125 degree angle.
     
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    Shits clogged bro
     

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