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We have a dryer approx. 20 years old that requires us to cycle thru twice to get clothes dry. motor

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Old 01-27-2010, 06:19 PM
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We have a dryer approx. 20 years old that requires us to cycle thru twice to get clothes dry. motor seems fine so I am thinking it could be the heating element or thermostat,,,any ideas ? thanks

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Old 01-28-2010, 02:24 AM
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The most common cause is a dirty vent system

Undo the dryer from the exhaust
Run a load
If the load dries correctly then you have a vent problem.
Clean/check the vent system. Make sure the outside louvers open fully.

If you do not want lint in the house.
Take a pair of pantyhose, put one leg into the other and attach this to the dryer exhaust.
Leave enough room behind the dryer so it can blow out like a windsock.
Run a load.

Both the above will allow you to check the air flow and temp.
Also the above is NOT recommended for a gas dryer due to possible carbon monoxide problems.
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