Is the Lint Screen Clean?
The lint screen will be located either on the top of the dryer or in the door opening of the dryer. The screen must be clear of any lint/debris.
CLICK HERE for more information on cleaning the lint screen.
Is the house vent (behind the dryer going outside the home) or exhaust clogged with lint/debris and restricting air movement?
Ample air flow must be permitted for proper dry time. Use the images below to troubleshoot and guide your vent cleaning:
CLICK HERE for information on the symptoms of a blocked vent
CLICK HERE for more information on cleaning the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood.
Are you using the right type of vent?
Use only rigid metal or flexible metal vent material.
Is your vent the correct length?
The vent system chart below provides venting requirements that will help achieve best drying performance.
Replace any plastic or metal foil vent with a rigid or flexible heavy metal vent.
Use only 4" diameter heavy metal exhaust vent material. Larger or smaller diameter material will reduce good air movement and cause longer drying times.
Difference between Auto Dry and Timed Dry:
During Automatic Cycles, drying air temperature and moisture level are sensed in the load. This sensing occurs throughout the drying cycle and the dryer shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness. Use the NORMAL dryness level to provide optimal energy savings.
With Timed Dry, the dryer runs the amount of time set and sometimes results in shrinkage, wrinkling, and static due to over-drying. Use Timed Dry for the occasional damp load that needs a little more drying time or when using the drying rack.
Still need help? Call or schedule service.
You may need assistance from a qualified technician. Call 1-800-344-1274 or click below to schedule an appointment.