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Old 05-05-2009, 07:16 PM
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Dryer stopped drying.

My room mate and my's dryer stopped doing what its only purpose is. It still will turn on, but doesnt make a lot of heat and takes literally hours to dry some socks. We checked out connections and the lint trap is free. To be honest I just dont know my way around a dryer very well.. Any help?

BTW its electric.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:19 PM
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You check the duct on the outside? If there's a critter guard on it, it will clog and not allow any air flow. Other than that, I've never dove into a dryer.
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Could be the heating element.
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Heating element?
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if it was in the house when u moved there its the landlords responsibility to fix it FYI
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My room mate and my's dryer stopped doing what its only purpose is. It still will turn on, but doesnt make a lot of heat and takes literally hours to dry some socks. We checked out connections and the lint trap is free. To be honest I just dont know my way around a dryer very well.. Any help?

BTW its electric.
I've kept old dryers going before instead of replacing them.
I've replaced heating elements and thermostats. Either can
cause the symptom you describe. You didn't say - is it electric
or gas? If electric, I'd suspect burned out heating element or
faulty thermostat switches.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:27 PM
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The duct isnt clogged. that is what i did first. Ill check out the thermostat when i get a chance.
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It could have a thermal fuse bad also. But since it is running and just not drying weell, I would say heating element.
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My room mate and my's dryer stopped doing what its only purpose is. It still will turn on, but doesnt make a lot of heat and takes literally hours to dry some socks. We checked out connections and the lint trap is free. To be honest I just dont know my way around a dryer very well.. Any help?

BTW its electric.
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I've kept old dryers going before instead of replacing them.
I've replaced heating elements and thermostats. Either can
cause the symptom you describe. You didn't say - is it electric
or gas?
If electric, I'd suspect burned out heating element or
faulty thermostat switches.
Wake up Russ. Is it past your bedtime?
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:30 PM
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Wake up Russ. Is it past your bedtime?

I looked right at it, and didn't see it!
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