07:16AM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 11/04/05
4 lifetime posts

My dryer is very slow -- three hours to dry a load of t-shirts/jeans.

Had the dryer vent cleaned out six months ago. There is visible condensation blowing out the outside dryer exhaust while drying (although only one of the four plastic flaps seems to be fluttering). I can't look inside the exterior vent because the exhaust is 20 feet above ground.

The dryer seems to be getting appropriately hot and tumbling properly.

If I knew it was the dryer, I would just get a new one. Should I have the vent cleaned out again? Is there an easy way to check whether the dryer is the problem, perhaps by checking the temperature while drying, or some such?

Thanks in advance for any help.


07:19AM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts

A copy that may help....

Q - Dryer takes too long to dry or multiple times to dry a load

A1- Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.

A2 - If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground ( ). Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket thermometer ( ) can be used for this. It should cycle approx between 120 degrees and 160 degrees. Check that the drum seals are not worn out.


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07:29AM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 11/04/05
4 lifetime posts
Thanks, Jeff, for the quick reply. Will try that ASAP!



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