Dryer taking longer to dry


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Old 06-05-16, 05:42 PM
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Dryer taking longer to dry

its about 10 years old kenmore. exhaust was taken apart and hose is clean. just seems to be taking a lot longer than normal. anything i can check myself. it has a sensor if that matters
 
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Old 06-05-16, 06:13 PM
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is it blowing warm air out the exhaust?
if its not blowing any air could be an issue with the blower wheel.
 
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Old 06-06-16, 04:33 AM
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Model # needed found inside door. I know you said vent cleaned, Did you clean all the way to outside? Run dryer a couple of minutes with no clothes, open door is it hot inside? Take vent off the back turn dryer on and feel air flow, reconnect vent and go outside and feel air flow, should be the same, 99% of all dryer problems start with vent.
 
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Old 06-06-16, 05:28 PM
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Forgot to ask is this a electric dryer or gas.
 
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electric is what it is heated by
 
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Old 06-07-16, 05:39 PM
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Still no model # did you heck the rest?
 
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will check stuff soon
 
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Old 06-08-16, 05:12 PM
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That dryer either heats or no heat. Have never seen low heat out of it. Check out what I said and we can go from there.
 
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How does the laundry feel when you move it from the washing machine to the dryer? It's natural to suspect the dryer, but something as simple as a worn belt on the washing machine can cause laundry to be more wet than the dryer can effectively handle.
 
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oh the dryer heats but just seems to take a lot longer to dry it all. i have very consistent loads every week and even though i set it to more dry it took another cycle to dry it. or longer. like towels. there were only 3 towels and 3 rags in there and on HI heat they were still somewhat wet when they came out.

my new LG wash machine has direct drive i believe, not a belt. and i have a custom button programmed on the washer so its the same settings for every load but i get what you mean about if it wasnt spinning enough it would take longer

hmm...faint recollection of maybe changing from high to medium spin ..i have to go into my deep mind about that you jogged it. if i changed it, this would be it i'm assuming. thanks for the suggestions. i was having a lot of imbalancing issues and trying to resolve them. i love the huge washer but sometimes i think not having agitator makes it go out of balance more
 
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Old 06-09-16, 04:57 AM
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Very easy to balance washer. Should take about 2 minutes after you get it up to a high spin. Put 3 or 4 towels in washer and get them wet. Put washer in high spin ( if you know how to get into diagnostics, don't put into high spin that way)
When it gets to high spin adjust one of the front legs. I always do the easiest to reach. turn leg and you will see it smooth out. If it gets rougher you are going the wrong way. Could take a little as a 1/2 turn to fix. Hope this helps.
Long dry times are almost always clogged vent.
 
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I know you think it's not a clog but if the dryer is heating and the process is taking longer, the vent is almost always the problem.
 
 

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