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nicaddie

04:14AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 11/06/06
4 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
My dryer is not getting my clothes

all the way dry. I have to run them 2-3 cycles before they get dry. What i dont

understand is that the dryer itself is hot

and putting out a lot of heat, but the

clothes are taking forever to dry. We just

moved into a new house so I am wondering if

it is the dryer duct not being hooked up

properly or could it be the dryer element coil that is going out? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks a lot!

Nic

countrybrenda

04:31AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
What kind man/model#/series


nicaddie

04:48AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 11/06/06
4 lifetime posts
It is a hotpoint dryer

fugazi48

04:55AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
perhaps your washer didn't spin properly to remove the excess water.

countrybrenda

05:15AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
I have to agree it could be the washer is in removing excess water, I would try to do a spin cycle two times and see if the drying is better. If it is not try this it is like a generic fix http://www.applianceaid.com/ge-dryers.html if not go to www.applianceaid.com you will need the model number and there should be recommendations for fixes.

nicaddie

05:18AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 11/06/06
4 lifetime posts
I am not sure if that is the case. The clothes dont seem to be any heavier than normal. Do you thing the Dryer vent that leads to outside could be clogged? I unplugged the duct from the back of the dryer and turned the dryer on and it blows out warm damp air.

DanO

08:20AM | 11/07/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** It is a hotpoint dryer **

Hotpoint has made numerous dryers over the years. What we need to tell yours from all the rest is its complete model number.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number tag identification on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

** What i dont understand is that the dryer itself is hot **

The dryer *cabinet* or just the exhaust air??

** Do you thing the Dryer vent that leads to outside could be clogged? **

If the dryer *cabinet* is getting hot, yes, plugged venting could be a possibility as well as it just being poorly installed (see the following link).

- How long can my dryer vent be?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=778

** I unplugged the duct from the back of the dryer and turned the dryer on and it blows out warm damp air. **

Did it dry any betting with the vent removed??

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Hotpoint+Dryer

The Appliance Information Site

=D~~~~~~

nicaddie

10:06AM | 11/08/06
Member Since: 11/06/06
4 lifetime posts
I thing it must be clogged. I successfully completed 5 loads of laundry yesterday after unplugging the vent tubing from the wall. It was obviously a little messy...and had a fun time with clean up. But at least now I know it is not the dryer. Thanks to all of you for your insight. Any ideas on how I should go about getting it unclogged?

countrybrenda

11:22AM | 11/08/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
glad it is working. you can get lint brush cleaners from local hardware store I run our into the dryer duct work about evey other week and also use it on the lint filter.

kabmedic

09:54PM | 02/03/07
Member Since: 02/03/07
4 lifetime posts
My house has a roof vent. I was havig the exact same problem. When I got up on the roof, I noticed that the roof vent had clogged because whoever put it on had not allowed enough space for the air to escape adequately. Just thought it might be something to check.
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