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Why does my dryer take two cycles to dry?

Last Updated: 17th January, 2020

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If a clothes dryer is taking too long to dry clothing, taking two cycles to dry or taking longer than usual to dry, the most likely cause is restricted air flow. This YouTube video shows how to inspect the venting system on a dryer.

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Regarding this, why does my dryer take two cycles to dry clothes?

A dryer's drying time is largely related to the flow of air through the machine and the condition of the venting hose. If air is impeded in its pathway out of the dryer, or if there is a blockage in the venting hose, it could reduce the rate at which clothes are drying in your dryer.

One may also ask, why does my dryer get hot but not dry clothes? If your clothes dryer feels really hot, but your clothes take forever to dry, the vent may be clogged. A clogged vent traps the excess hot air inside the dryer's drum. But the low circulation of air keeps clothes from getting dry.

Secondly, what causes a dryer to take too long to dry?

Dryer takes too long. If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To ensure proper dryer performance, you should clean your dryer's venting system at least once per year.

Do gas dryers take longer to dry?

I changed the gas line going to the dryer and it will produce heat, but takes 30-40 minutes longer than normal to dry a load of clothes. It will dry but takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to dry a regular load of clothes.

Related Question Answers

Marquina Usechi

Professional

How do you tell if your dryer vent is clogged?

Second, you can take a look at these warning signs to see if your dryer is showing symptoms of dirty vents:
  1. Your clothes aren't getting dry.
  2. Your dryer is hot to the touch.
  3. Your laundry room feels hot or humid.
  4. You notice a musty smell.
  5. Your vent hood flap doesn't open properly.

Kamal Shananykin

Professional

Why are my clothes still damp after drying?

A clogged dryer vent often is the reason for damp clothes at the end of a drying cycle. It's frustrating to toss a load of damp clothing into the dryer only to return to find them as wet as when you put them in. The reason clothes are still wet at the end of a drying cycle might be as simple as a clogged vent.

Pierrette Hari

Explainer

How do you unclog a dryer vent?

  1. Pull the dryer away from wall and disconnect the vent from the dryer outlet.
  2. Go outside and unscrew the cover from the vent outlet.
  3. Vacuum the lint from both ends of the vent line, using a canister vacuum cleaner.
  4. Blow lint out of the parts of the line you can't reach, using a leaf blower.

Shemika Manrubia

Explainer

How long should it take a dryer to dry clothes?

How Long Does A Dryer Take? Most items in a modern residential washing machine take between 30 and 45 minutes to dry. Most items are dry at about 32 minutes.

Alioune Altavil

Explainer

Does putting dry towel dryer help?

The dry towel helps absorb the moisture, and as a result it seems to disperse and evaporate faster. If you're in a rush for a load of laundry to dry–try tossing a clean, thick cotton towel in the dryer with the wet clothes. The towel will absorb some of the moisture and clothes will dry faster.

Dimitri Giske

Pundit

How often should a dryer vent be cleaned?

Dryer exhaust vents should be inspected and cleaned at least once a year depending on the size of the household and dryer usage.

Elden Vilan

Pundit

How long should it take to dry a load of towels?

A full load of bath size towels: 60 minutes or longer on the hot setting. A full load of underwear: about 20–30 minutes on the low heat setting. A full load of cotton t-shirts and socks: 10–20 minutes on the low wrinkle-free setting.

Vada Younas

Pundit

Why do towels take so long to dry?

Venting problems can also cause long dry times and heating problems. Check the flexible vent behind the dryer for kinks or clogs. Check the exhaust duct to the outside of the house for clogs or restrictions. Try drying a medium load of towels with the vent duct disconnected.

Lanita Orsi

Pundit

How long should a dryer last?

eight to 12 years

Marwan Vibha

Teacher

Niels Mesters

Teacher

How do you replace a heating element in a dryer?

Instructions
  1. Shut off the power. Unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power.
  2. Remove the back panel.
  3. Disconnect the wires.
  4. Remove the heating element.
  5. Transfer the high-limit thermostat to the new heating element.
  6. Install the new heating element.
  7. Reattach the back panel.
  8. Plug in the dryer.

Nickole Fabeiro

Reviewer

How do you troubleshoot a dryer?

Problem: Dryer Won't Start
  1. The door latch may not be engaging. Check the latch for lint and clean it completely so that the door closes properly.
  2. Check the power supply, including fuses and circuit breakers.
  3. Check the dryer's internal thermal fuse.
  4. If you have a push start knob, it may not be engaging correctly.

Agostino Lockie

Reviewer

Why does Samsung dryer take so long to dry?

Samsung Dryer takes too long. If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To ensure proper dryer performance, you should clean your dryer's venting system at least once per year.

Marybeth Gonzalez Quevedo

Reviewer

How can I make my dryer work better?

  1. Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct. Periodic cleaning prevents lint buildup, which would otherwise impede the airflow and increase dry time.
  2. Shorten the dryer hose.
  3. Remove lint from the filter screen.
  4. Shake water from your wardrobe.
  5. Don't overload the dryer.
  6. Resist opening the door.
  7. Throw in the towel—literally.

Hsiu Harionovsky

Reviewer

How do I reset my Fisher Paykel dryer?

You can reset your dryer to the default settings it left the factory with:
  1. Press and hold the 'Keylock' and 'Delicate' buttons together for three seconds.
  2. Your dryer will now be reset to the default settings.

Vivina Michaud

Supporter

Why does my GE dryer take so long to dry?

GE Dryer takes too long. If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To determine if the blower wheel is working properly, remove the dryer vent and assess the strength of the air flow.

Merly Arqued

Supporter

Why does my Whirlpool dryer take so long to dry?

If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To ensure proper dryer performance, you should clean your dryer's venting system at least once per year. The blower wheel works with the drive motor to draw air into the dryer drum.