Inglis Niagra taking a long time to dry.

blkmage024

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I tried checking the exhaust vent from inside the dryer from the screen all the way outside and it is all clear, also checked for any debris by the motor fins, still nothing. I looked inside the main heating duct and both filaments became orange when i turned the dryer on, it usually takes 2h+ to dry the clothes and the clothes are only damp when they go in. It seems to stay hot all the time as i check it periodically when it is going. Any ideas?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

A copy that may help...

Q: Dryer takes too long to dry or multiple times to dry a load.
A1: Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2: If the vent doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat thermometer or pocket thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle approx between 120 degrees and 160 degrees ( without clothes ). Check that the drum seals are not worn out.

http://www.applianceaid.com/dryer-heating-poorly.php More.

jeff.
 

blkmage024

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so when i had went and tested the temperature, the elements turned on and stayed on for about 15 secs then i heard a click that sounded like a relay, then it turned off and stayed off what part is defective?
 

jeff1

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where could i find the drum seals
Around the edge of the drum....seals the drum to the back bulk head.

and 120 to 160 degrees is that F or C
ºF.

so when i had went and tested the temperature
What where they?

the elements turned on and stayed on for about 15 secs then i heard a click that sounded like a relay, then it turned off and stayed off what part is defective?
With the vent off? Have good air flow out the back of the dryer?

jeff.
 

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