Today I want to help you troubleshoot your dryer that is taking too long to dry your clothes.
When a dryer is taking too long to dry, people usually think that their dryer is about to go, or the heating element is wore out. Most of the time this indicates an airflow issue. Airflow issues with dryers can also cause the safety thermostat to trip or the thermal fuse to blow. Usually when one of these two parts go out, it's caused by one of the three things that i'm going over today.
The first thing I want to cover is your lint filter. It is very important that you clean your dryer's lint filter before each load of clothes you dry. You would be surprised how many people don't do this. The lint filter is where the hot damp air needs to pass through before it leaves your dryer. If the lint filter is blocked up, air can't pass through it and your clothes aren't going to dry very well.
Lately my wife has been telling me that our dryer is taking forever to dry our clothes. So I'm going to take this opportunity to show you guys how to clean the inside of your dryer. I have an Electric Kenmore dryer, so this will apply to most all Kenmore, Whirlpool and Roper Dryers. This Video below is basically me reading this page and showing you what you need to do and check. Remember to use common sense when attempting to do your own repairs.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them on this article or on the video itself. Thanks for taking the time to read this and watch the video, I hope this helps you out with your appliance repair!