My dryer takes a long time to dry a load of clothes. Can I do anything about this?

If your dryer seems to be taking too long to dry your load, check the following

Clean the lint screen after every use. You can also periodically wash the lint screen in warm, soapy water to remove any residue, and then dry it thoroughly before replacing.

Note: Do not operate the dryer without the lint screen in place, as this could damage it.

Check the cycle or temperature setting. If the Air Fluff cycle or temperature is selected, the dryer will tumble without heat. Generally you’ll want to select low or medium heat, and the Normal Dry setting.

Select More Dry for loads requiring more time. A medium or low heat setting is safe for permanent press, delicate, and knit items, but will require longer drying periods.

Do not dry a load that’s too big or too small. If your dryer is overloaded or too empty, it will take longer to dry your clothes.

Items need room to tumble freely in order to dry well, and you also need enough items in the drum for proper tumbling.

Sort the items you’re drying. Dry items of similar fabric and weight in the same load.

Take humidity into account.

Drying times will be longer in areas where humidity is high. You can use a dehumidifier near the dryer if needed.

Check the dryer’s moisture sensor bars. To locate the moisture sensor bars, please refer to your Complete Owner’s Guide.

Fabric softener sheets can leave a residue on the moisture sensor bars in the dryer, which can inhibit their ability to accurately sense wet clothes.

Remove the residue by wiping the moisture sensor bars with rubbing alcohol.Check for adequate ventilation.

If your dryer is installed in a closet or under a counter, it might not be getting the ventilation needed for proper drying.

Check and clean the exhaust duct. Be sure the exhaust duct is not clogged. If the problem persists, consider having it cleaned by an authorized service provider.

Note: To avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, never operate a gas dryer without an exhaust duct that vents outdoors.

Be sure the exhaust hood isn’t blocked. Use an approved vent hood with a swing-out damper that opens when the dryer is in operation and closes automatically when the dryer stops.

Do not attach a screen over the vent hood opening, and maintain a minimum clearance of 12 inches between the bottom of the vent hood and the ground.

Be sure you’re connected to a 240-volt circuit. Using 208-volt can increase drying times. Refer to the Installation Instructions.If you are unable to resolve an issue or need more information, please contact us.

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