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My stepdad is having a problem with his dryer...it's taking 3 hours or so to dry a load of clothes.

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:05 PM
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My stepdad is having a problem with his dryer...it's taking 3 hours or so to dry a load of clothes. He checked to make sure that he has the proper voltage going to it (they recently moved), and the voltage is correct. He asked me to check here and see if anyone could give him some ideas on what to check next. Thanks for any help you can offer.


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Often this is a venting problem.
Unplug the unit and disconnect it from the vent system.
Now try a run.
If it now dries OK odds are the vent system needs checking/cleaning.
Be sure to check that the louvers on the outside of the house open correctly.

If you do not want any lint in the house.
Take a pair of pantyhose.
Put one leg into the other and then attach this to the dryer's vent.
Leave enough room so the pantyhose can balloon out like a windsock.

Both the above will let you check the temperature and the air flow.

Note: The above is not recommended for gas dryers due to carbon monoxide concerns.
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