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    Default Drying taking to long to dry

    I've got a Whirlpool Dryer that is only 1 1/2 years old and suddenly is taking 3-4 cycles to dry the clothes. The dryer is heating fine and the tumbler is working as well. I have disconnected the exhaust and run the dryer a couple of times without it being connected to the outside exhuast - no improvement. The vent on the roof was checked and cleaned and the first load after doing so the dryer worked well however, the next load the problem returned. The vent was checked a second time and there was no blockage. I verified there wasn't any lint or dryer sheet blocking the blower grid on the back of the tumbler and checked the lint trap as well. I moved two weeks ago and the unit worked normal prior to the move however has not since it was re-connected.

    I wasn't certain where the moisture sensor is located - can you give me a general idea of it's location so I can check it? Any other thoughts as to what the issue could be?

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    Hi,

    Thats very odd, if everything is clear and your getting plenty of air flow through it, it should heat good.

    Whats the model#? is it gas or electric?

    These links should help too:
    ApplianceAid

    RepairGuru

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    The model is LEB6000PQ0 and it's electric.

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    Ok, thanks, i thought it might of been a even-heat dryer, which we have been having lots of problems with, but yours isn't.

    It sure sounds like something inside the dryer has clogged up, you can unplug the dryer and start taking it apart to see if you want.

    Also check to make sure the blower wheel isn't stripped.

    Does it blow air out the back with lots of force?

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    There is plenty of air coming out the back. Nothing seems to make sense based on the other posts I've read regarding the same issue.

    Thanks for the advice.
    Last edited by TexasRose; February 14th, 2006 at 07:05 PM.

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    Yea, something seems very odd, You may need to call an appliance repair company out on yours.

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