Poor performance from Brand new dryer

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Old 12-18-05, 06:29 PM
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Poor performance from Brand new dryer

Just bought a kenmore electric dryer because the washer went and the other dryer was old. This new machine takes forever to dry anything {twice as long as the old one}and is an energy hog. Is it possible that the quaility in the newer machines has regressed? Supposed to be energy effecient, my ===?
It's a kenmore supercapicty mod 110.66642500. They hooked it up ran a cycle and said all was fine. It gets hot, but drys slowly. Is this a common gripe? Kinda venting but if they are worse than the older models well I shoulda done some research if not may be there's something. Thx Steve
 
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Old 12-18-05, 06:47 PM
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A common problem with longer drying time is the vent hose blocked or kinked.
Check at outlet to feel if a good stream of warm air is coming out. If so, your dryer should have a 1 year warranty on everything. Call for a repairman. Just a warning though, if its a vent problem & nothing wrong with the dryer it won't be covered. Dave
 
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Old 12-18-05, 08:57 PM
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HI Dave ,
I think the vent is ok, it 's hooded, goes from round to rectangular same as the old one. Is there any rule of thumb kind of way to determine if the flow normal? Thx Steve
 
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Should be a pretty good flow of air coming out of end of ductwork. Try this test. Take vent off of back of dryer & dry a load of laundry. If it dries faster than before there's something restricting the air flow
 
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Ok Dave thx

Will that exhaust cause problems with my cellar?
 
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Other than some moisture from one load of laundry it won't hurt anything.
Its the only way I can see to determine if its a dryer problem or vent problem
 
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thx dave

I'll do it fri-sat thx alot and I'll let you know thx again for the quick response.
Steve
 
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